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VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

Nov. 12, 2015, 3:18 PM

See how undergraduates and grad students work side-by-side with faculty to help solve problems and make a difference in Latin America. From a new product to combat malnutrition in children in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screening to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt helps find solutions, makes discoveries and changes lives. Vanderbilt ranks in the top 5 in the nation for Latin America studies programs .

For more information on projects featured:
Center for Latin American Studies
Latin American Public Opinion Project
Maniplus
Preservation of Slave Societies
Low-Cost Capsule for Gastric Cancer Screening
(A special thanks to Nutriplus and the Shalom Foundation for the Maniplus documentary footage.)

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