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November: Diabetes Awareness Month

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Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world and of which there is no cure? Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body's ability to use the energy contained in food. As a result, blood sugar (glucose) levels increase, resulting in a chain of short and long-term adverse effects. Depending on the type of diabetes patients need insulin or pills to control it.

After consuming food, our body transforms it into glucose and other nutrients that are absorbed by the blood. After eating, blood sugar level increases activating the pancreas that generates insulin and releases it into the bloodstream. In people with diabetes this does not happen because the body is not able to produce or react to insulin properly.

Estudiantes de Ingeniería Industrial y de Biología se destacan en presentaciones Técnicas en Estados Unidos

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Estudiantes de Ingeniería Industrial y de Biología se destacan en presentaciones Técnicas en Estados Unidos.

El paso del huracán María no ha detenido el paso de dos colegiales en su avance académico y científico. Ambas estudiantes subgraduadas son parte del Applied Optimization Group, donde ha fructificado la colaboración entre la UPRM y Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU).

Journey to ABRCMS: From Puerto Rico to Phoenix

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The first week of November 2017 was a special week in Phoenix, Arizona. The capital city of The Grand Canyon State was host to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS for short), a four-day event where minority students can present their research, share experiences, and network with scientists. Thousands of undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, and graduate students attended this year and were able to present their work either as a poster or oral presentation. I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend and present the research I had done over the summer.

What can you expect from the 2018 Yale Ciencia Academy?

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Applications for the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development are open! As you are working on your application, we wanted to give you an inside look into the topics that we will be discussing during the 2018 Yale Ciencia Academy. Not working on your application yet? Go here to read more about the program and apply. You can also watch this recording of Facebook Live Q&A we recently hosted with Yale Ciencia fellows and alumni.

 

 

Conversations with Scientists 2017: Skills & Strategies for Persistence

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During this conversation, panelists shared advice, perspectives and strategies to help graduate students persist through their PhDs and in science careers. 

 

 

Conversations with Scientists 2017: Papers & Publications

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During this conversation, panelists shared advice and perspectives on how to get your research published. Our panel included a former research scientist who now works as an editor in peer-review journal and two active researchers and professors with a prolific publication records who have also served as reviewers for peer-review journals. 

 

Conversations with Scientists 2017: Fellowships and Funding

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During this conversation, scientists in research careers and funding experts talked about their experiences applying for fellowships and grants, and getting funded, as well as shared practical advice and strategies that can help students be successful in the process of securing funding.

 

Conversations with Scientists 2017: Non-Research Careers

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During this conversation, scientists in non-research careers talked about their experiences; the diversity of paths to what they do now; and advice to graduate students interested in pursuing careers beyond research.

 

Conversations with Scientists 2017: Careers in Industry

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During this conversation, scientists in industry careers will talk about their experiences and paths to industry careers and advice to graduate students interested in pursuing industry careers. They also share resources that could help students make transition into industry careers.

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