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Egresada de UPRH reconocida con el premio de Excelencia en Farmacia de Salud Pública de los Estados Unidos

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(Humacao, P.R.) - Sindy Canales Díaz, a graduate of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH), recently completed her doctoral degree in pharmacy with a certification in strategic leadership from the University of Charleston. The doctor, also, was a recipient of the prestigious U.S. Public Health Excellence in Pharmacy Award.

UPRH professor stands out at MONOCOTS International Congress in Costa Rica

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(Humacao, P.R.) - Dr. Raymond Tremblay, professor of the Department of Biology of the UPRH and faculty of the Department of Biology of the UPR-RP Graduate School, participated in the VII International Congress of Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons (MONOCOTS) in San José, Costa Rica. The congress had a duration of five days of conferences, including a poster session of approximately 50 people and more than 200 international participants.

Congratulations to the 2023 AAAS Fellows!

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Last April, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) the world's largest general science society, announced 502 new Fellows. This recognition is awarded to scientists with important careers in the fields of biological sciences, chemistry, medical sciences, engineering, neuroscience and physics.

Puerto Rican students receive prestigious scholarship for research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that 2,037 students will receive the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). All outstanding winners in science, mathematics, technology or engineering (also known as STEM disciplines) will receive financial support through a $37,000 annual stipend that will support their graduate studies and scientific research. In addition, they will receive an additional $16,000 over three years to cover educational expenses.

AAAS Recognizes three scientists from our community

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We're celebrating the recognition of three scientists from our community by the AAAS!

Every year, the AAAS recognizes scientists, engineers, innovators, public servants, and authors for their contributions to science and society.

This year, some of the awardees were:

CROEM's Radioastronomy Program highlighted in Science

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We share this note published in Science magazine describing a NASA program to educate high school and college students about how space can be explored with radio waves. CROEM High School in Mayagüez is one of several sites across the U.S. and Puerto Rico where students have listened to solar broadcasts using radio antennas they created.

By: Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti 

Marcos Berríos receives astronaut "wings" from fellow Puerto Rican Joseph Acabá

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"I hope to make you proud," says the new astronaut as he sends a message to Puerto Rico during an interview with El Nuevo Dia.

Houston, Texas - Recognizing the importance of representing Puerto Rico and the Latino community, Marcos Gabriel Berríos officially became a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut on Tuesday, with the opportunity to go, in the coming years, to the International Space Station (ISS) and be the first Puerto Rican to set foot on the moon.

"I hope to make you proud. Thank you for the support you have given me," Berríos said in an interview with El Nuevo Día shortly after the ceremony, speaking to Puerto Rico, to whose beaches he hopes to return for vacation in as soon as two weeks.


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Kellyann Román-Cruz and Héctor G. Torres-De Jesús were awarded scholarships to attend the Emerging Researchers National 2024 Conference, which will be held in Washington DC from March 14-16.

This opportunity will allow them not only to present the latest results of their scientific research conducted at the Center for Research in Molecular Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico (CICiM-UPR), but also to improve their scientific communication skills and explore global professional alternatives in the sciences, which are the main objectives of the conference.

National Institute of Health awards University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has distinguished the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus with the prestigious Institutional Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical Research.


The NIH Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) announced the ten recipients of the NIH Institutional Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical Research. In April 2023, the NIH launched the DEIA Award Competition to recognize transformative projects and processes developed by institutions of higher education that promote inclusive excellence and foster environments that advance an institutional culture based on diversity and equity.

Science Spotlight: Puerto Rican researching malaria in Ghana

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Ana Vázquez Pagán has been in the African country since last year on a scholarship for people interested in global health.

Scientist Ana Vázquez Pagán was in eighth grade when she lost a close family member who was pregnant during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu pandemic. The event scarred her, and that death planted a question in her mind: "How could this have happened?

At the time, Vázquez Pagán did not plan to pursue a career as a researcher. It wasn't until she was 17, when she participated in a nanotechnology camp at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), that she considered becoming a scientist.

Over the years, that question remained with her.


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