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Dr. Pablo Altieri’s Legacy: Excellence in Cardiology and Research

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We publish this note to celebrate and share the memory and contributions of Dr. Pablo I. Altieri-Nieto a member of our​ #CienciaBoricua community, who passed away recently. We thank Drs. Nelson Escobales and Sabzali Javadov, Professors in the Department of Physiology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and former Presidents of the Puerto Rico Physiological Society, for their collegiality and authorship.

Dr. Pablo I. Altieri-Nieto, born in Añasco, Puerto Rico in 1943, was a renowned cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Center of PR and the Caribbean and a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) School of Medicine.

Supporting seniors through science and community engagement

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The Coalición de Residentes de Vivienda Publica del Área Metropolitana (CRVPAM; Coalition of Public Housing Residents of the Metropolitan Area, in English) in collaboration with Laboratorio de Ciencia Comunitaria, a program of the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), celebrated today the “Feria de Servicios para Adultos Mayores” (Services Fair for Seniors). The event was the culmination of a series of workshops and activities to provide tools, training, and alternatives to improve the quality of life of older adults through science and community engagement.        

Peer-reviewed paper highlights impact of our program Seeds of Success

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers are growing at an accelerated pace and pay well. However, Puerto Rican women are still underrepresented in these fields, especially in engineering, physical and computer sciences. 
The "Semillas de Triunfo" (Seeds of Success) program of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico, offers each school year, a complementary curriculum with the goal of increasing girls' exposure to science, meeting Puerto Rican and Latina scientists who serve as mentors and role models, connecting STEM fields with the culture and context of their communities, and helping girls develop leadership skills and see themselves as capable of being successful in these disciplines.

Executive Director Recognized for Mentoring

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Congratulations to our Executive Director, Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, who was recognized as an Outstanding Research and Professional Mentor at the 2023 National Diversity in STEM Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos Hispanics and native Americans in Science, also known as SACNAS.

A defender of science: Dr. Edwin Vázquez de Jesús

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Dr. Edwin Vázquez de Jesús was a product of Puerto Rico's public education system.  He graduated from Miguel Meléndez Muñoz High School and then did his bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. He continued his academic career obtained his master's degree in Microbiology at Long Island University in New York, and pursued doctoral studies at City College of the City University of New York. He completed his studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus with a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology.  

Welcome to the team, Dayanna, Ben and Kevin!

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This August, our Ciencia Puerto Rico team welcomed two new members: Dayanna N. Seguí Moró, Benjamin (Ben) Runyon and Kevin Rubén Lebrón. Dayanna is the new Coordinator of L’Oreal For Girls In Science-Puerto Rico, where she will contribute to the development of skills in young Puerto Rican girls and help them become mentors for other girls in our Seeds Of Success program.

Thank you PARACa Summer VISTA 2023 interns!

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This past June and July, Ciencia Puerto Rico was fortunate to host three interns of the PARACa (from the Spanish acronym for Empowerment and Retention of Agents of Change) Summer VISTA Fellowship 2023 (PARACa). We want to congratulate Isaac Correa Pagán, Natalia Ramos Rivera, and Marylys Rivera for successfully completing their internships and thank them for their valuable contributions to our team! 

Our interns worked on a variety of projects, check them out below!

Team Transitions

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With a mix of emotions we announce that our dear colleague, Edmy Ayala Rosado, who served as CienciaPR's Community Projects Manager and Science Outreach Specialist, has moved on to become the Director of Communications and Community Impact at the Centro para la Reconstrucción del Hábitat. For 3 years, Edmy was an important part of our work team, leading, among other things, the communication and health promotion campaigns of Aquí Nos Cuidamos and working hand-in-hand with community leaders through our Community Science Laborato


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