Taking Time to Connect

A Study Comparing Education Programs for Hispanic Mothers with Cancer

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Research participants needed - earn up to $125!

Help us see which education program is most effective in helping Hispanic mothers diagnosed with cancer and their children to cope with cancer.


A cancer diagnosis can be challenging for everyone in the family, including your children. That is why New Mexico State University is testing two parenting education programs for Hispanic mothers diagnosed with cancer that are raising children. The study results are essential for developing evidence-based programs designed to serve Hispanic cancer survivors and their families.

What is Taking Time to Connect?

A study that compares two education programs designed to help Hispanic mothers diagnosed with cancer, and their children, cope with cancer.


About the study:

  • Free to participants.
  • Available in English and Spanish.
  • Participate in 1 of the 2 cancer education programs.
  • Each program includes telephone sessions with a health educator.
  • Complete three surveys over the phone.
  • Location: All parts of the study are done over the phone so that you can participate in the comfort of your own home.
  • If you participate, you will receive:

  • Gift cards for each survey and education session completed.
  • A workbook to guide you through one of the two programs of Taking Time to Connect.
  • A cancer resource list.
  • You may participate in this study if:

  • You are a Hispanic woman.
  • You were diagnosed with cancer (Stages I, II, & III) in the past 2 years.
  • You have a child between the ages of 5-17.
  • You live in New Mexico or Texas.
  • You can read and write in English or Spanish.
  • For more information, call or e-mail:

    Clara Reyes

    Phone: 575-646-5883

    E-mail: clreyes@nmsu.edu

    Se habla español.


    Team Members

    • Rebecca Palacios, PhD, PI
    • Clara Reyes, MPH, Program Manager
    • Jasmine Gutierrez
    • Isela Garcia
    • Adriena Hernandez
  • Cecilia Corona
  • Jasmine Gutierrez
  • Lilian Marquez
  • Annel Mena
    • Frances Lewis, PhD, PI
    • Kristin Griffith
    • Mary Ellen Shands
    • Ellen Zahlis
    • Dr. William Adler, Director
    • Kim Hoffman, RN, Research Coordinator
    • Deborah Brown, RN, Research Coordinator
    • Zoila Carrasco
    • Delfina Flores
    • Josefina Flores
    • Paulina Gonzalez
    • Elvia Hidalgo
    • Robert Lopez
    • Delia Martinez
  • Francisca Pavia
  • Martha Alicia Payan
  • Georgina Ramirez
  • Maria Retana
  • Mirna Rodriguez
  • Maria Esther Sarmiento
  • Martha Tuda