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The Boricua Science Community Responds to COVID-19

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We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico.

Aquí Nos Cuidamos launches a new mental health campaign

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San Juan, PR – The precarious mental health situation in Puerto Rico has been worsened by the disasters and emergencies of the past four years, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this reality, the nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) launched the public service campaign 'Salud mental es plenitud' (Mental health is plenitude or wholeness), as part of the educational toolkit Aquí Nos Cuidamos. 

Personal Biography

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Currently, I am a first-year student in the department of biology at UPR Cayey. In the new experience, my goals are to get good grades. As a biology student, I would like to understand life from a more scientific perspective, for that I would like to carry out various scientific investigations. My biggest purpose is to receive training and train future scientists. Entering the medical campus is my biggest long-term goal to become a gynecologist.

CienciaPR establishes multi-sectoral partnerships to educate about COVID-19 and promote vaccination

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The organization has signed collaborative agreements with more than 12 entities, including the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, to enhance education, prevention and vaccination efforts against COVID-19 in the country.

My personal profile

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My name is Magdiel J. Torres Gonzalez. I’m a first year natural science student. Some of my interests as a science student are to prepare myself to enter med school after I graduate from my bachelor. One of my principal goals is to become a doctor so I can help athletes with their body health. Also I want to help children to grow up in a healthy way. 

Biography

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Derek Báez Pérez is a Puerto Rican civilian that studies in the UPR of Cayey. He has a lot of goals for the next 4-5 years and wants to finish his major in 4 years exact. He currently plans to do certain internships one of pharmacy and one of medicine. He has hobbies like playing basketball, watching YouTube and listening to music.

My personal profile

Magdiel Jomar Torres's picture

My name is Magdiel J. Torres González. I'm a first year natural science student. Some of my interests as a science student is to prepare myself to enter med school after I graduate from my bachelor. To the date one of my principal goals is to become a doctor so I can help athletes with their body health. Also I want to help children grow up in a healthy way.

CienciaPR community project wins important international recognition

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Aquí Nos Cuidamos was chosen among 189 initiatives from 80 countries as one of 20 winners in the Falling Walls Engage competition, which recognizes projects that engage the public with science.

Experts tracked and addressed COVID-19 rumors and misinformation in Puerto Rico

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Mercy Corps Puerto Rico, together with Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), Ciencia en Tus Manos (CETM) and Internews developed a Rumor Tracking Program "Infórmate, Protégete, Vacunate" on news related to vaccines and COVID-19 in Puerto Rico. The effort ran from March to June and collected more than 1,000 rumors that were categorized by risk levels (high, medium and low). Much of the misinformation and rumors collected revolved around the safety of the coronavirus vaccine.

Guías rápidas para identificación de briofitas Puerto Rico

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Las briofitas son el grupo de plantas que incluye los musgos, hepáticas y antocerotes. Aunque estas plantas están presentes en casi todos los bosques y ecosistemas terrestres de Puerto Rico, son pocos los recursos disponibles para reconocer las especies más comunes y las que son importantes para la salud forestal.

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