US federal government response to the hurricanes was larger and faster in Texas and Florida than in Puerto Rico.

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Researchers from the Department of Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in collaboration with the Department of Political Science from the University of Utah published a study quantifying and comparing the US federal disaster response to the 2017 hurricanes that affected Texas (Harvey), Florida (Irma) and Puerto Rico (Maria). They analyzed the response during the first 6 months after the hurricanes made landfall in the study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal BMJ Global Health.

Science before, during and after the government shutdown

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On December 22, the federal government of the United States suffered a partial closure which lasted for 35 days, resulting in the longest governmental closure in history. This closure, the result of a budget dispute between the President and the House of Representatives, affected more than a quarter of the US government agencies. Among the affected agencies, directly and indirectly, were leading research agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

CienciaPR and the Department of Education of Puerto Rico will Participate in Smithsonian's Educational Summit

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A team composed of educators in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and members of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) will participate in an event organized by the Smithsonian Education Center and sponsored by Shell Oil Company, on March 22-24, 2019 in New Orleans.

The team that will represent Puerto Rico is formed by members of the educational region of San Juan: leaders Lydia Báez and Marta Oyola, teachers Mildred Vega and Dimarilys Bruno, and by Dr. Greetchen Díaz, Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships for Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization that brings together 10,000 professionals and STEM educators with the mission of democratizing and transforming scientific education.

What is hypothyroidism and how is it treated?

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Before I started studying pharmacy, my mother used to tell me often that she did not feel quite right, she was always tired and had been recently gaining some weight without any apparent trigger or change in eating habits. It never occurred to me that these symptoms were the onset of hypothyroidism. After being diagnosed, my mother joined the number of people suffering from the thyroid, along with my grandmother and grandfather and many other Puerto Ricans.  

Increasing Concerns About Appointments to the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics

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The Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network (PR-SPAN) and CienciaPR, the largest network of Puerto Rican scientists in the world, is echoing the concerns expressed by the American Statistical Association and the Association of Economists of Puerto Rico about recent appointments to the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics and how these threaten the autonomy and integrity of the agency.

Estudiante Colaborador del Proyecto RISE-UP Recibe Beca para ir a Presentar a Conferencia en Washington, D.C.

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El estudiante Bryan Acevedo Marrero del Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez, fue seleccionado para recibir una beca, la cual le permitirá asistir a la conferencia Emerging Researchers National (ERN). La misma, será auspiciada por la Asociación Americana para el Avance de la Ciencia (AAAS), los Programas de Educación y Recursos Humanos (HER, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Fundación Nacional de la Ciencia (NSF, por sus siglas en inglés). Durante la conferencia, el joven estudiante de ingeniería estará presentando un afiche del programa Collaborative Research on Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainability Education - Undergraduate Program (RISE-UP) en el cual colabora actualmente. La conferencia se llevará a cabo en Washington, D.C.

CienciaPR recognized as a science defender

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SAN JUAN, PR – Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, was named one of five "Science Defenders" of 2018, for its recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria. The distinction was awarded by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a non-profit and leading organization advocating for evidence-based public policy that uses science to solve the most pressing problems on the planet.

Puerto Rican students receive awards at the largest conference for undergraduates in biomedical sciences

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By Betsy Ortiz Rodríguez | Originally published in El Nuevo Día

Thirteen students from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras received awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Indiana. The students who were recognized are:


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