SCU Group Earns Journal Publication


Two members of Southwestern Christian University’s faculty and an administrator were able to celebrate a notable accomplishment with confirmation by a prestigious European Health Care Journal of its intent to publish the group’s submission report.

Dr. Rebecca Webster, Professor of Behavioral Science; Dr. Adrian Rus, Professor of Psychology; and Dr. Reggies Wenyika, Vice President for Academic Affairs, co-authored a socio demographic study titled “Characteristics and Prenatal Care Utilization of Romanian Pregnant women.” The article will appear in the next issue of The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.

The study described the degree to which Romanian women access free prenatal care services, and to describe the demographic profile of women who are at risk for underutilization.

“The study aims to expand the dialogue about prenatal care for Romanian women and the worrisome magnitude of the problem,” Rus said. “Our hope is that eventually the outreach methods to those in need will improve the level of health care in places such as Romania.” 

Rus, who grew up in Tirgu-Mures, Romania, has both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Dimitrie Cantemir University. He later obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from Texas Christian University. He has published a number of papers with emphasis and ideas of how to better the well-being of the children in his home country, ranging from foster care practices and child discipline measures.

The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) was founded on December 26, 1988 in Paris with aims to improve and facilitate knowledge and use of contraception, sexually transmitted infections and reproductive health care in the countries of Europe.

Webster, who has a Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University, has maintained studies in child development as well as developmental and  experimental psychology.

Wenyika, who has been the University Provost for the last for years, has teamed with a number of educational leaders in the publication of their papers.