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TWU alumna implements diabetes prevention program recognized by CDC

Laila Tubaila (BS, 2015) was always devoted to her own personal health until she learned of the rapidly rising rates of diabetes in Texas. This inspired Tubaila to turn her attention to others with a new diabetes prevention program she calls Perfect Lifestyle.

Perfect Lifestyle, which got its start as Tubaila’s internship project while at La Mancion Health and Wellness Clinic in Houston, TX, is now one of the few national diabetes prevention programs registered by the CDC in Houston.

Health Studies student named Schweitzer Fellow

Roselyn Cedeno smiling outdoors

Roselyn Cedeno Davila, a Texas Woman’s University master’s student in health studies from Dallas, will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health after being awarded a fellowship with the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program.

Cedeno Davila will develop a program called “Speak Health!” with a community partner in Dallas. The program aims to educate women on various issues related to their health, as well as healthy relationship building. Ultimately, Cedeno Davila hopes her program will help the women take a more active role in their health and become more comfortable with discussing their health and experiences with others.

Cedeno Davila will join 11 other Dallas-Fort Worth Schweitzer Fellows as they develop and implement service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities, while also fulfilling their academic responsibilities. Each project is implemented in collaboration with a community-based health and/or social service organization.

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