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$500,000 grant to start programs of Telemedicine and Telehealth in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) and the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) have initiated a pilot project to establish Telemedicine and Telehealth programs in Puerto Rico. It consists of the purchase of specialized equipment that will allow remote health services to be offered in the Castañer communities in Lares, Florida, Rincón, Arroyo, Las Marías, Maricao and Culebra.

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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 COVID-19 pandemic 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.

The Future of STEM is Phenomenally Latina

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Latinas earn 4% of bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM disciplines, and hold only 2% of jobs in these sectors in the United States. This underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM limits their earning potential, their full participation in a fast-growing set of careers, and presents a troubling loss of talent and innovation.

Local Team Creates Tools to Improve Housing Addresses in Puerto Rico

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The Initiative for Civic Address Systems Assessment in Puerto Rico, iCasaPR, a local nonprofit organization, has begun a project to tackle the challenges of address infrastructure in Puerto Rico and its effect on disadvantaged communities. This project, called Puerto Rico Civic Address Vulnerability Evaluation, PRCAVE, is the first systematic evaluation of address infrastructure in Puerto Rico. PRCAVE is backed by a generous donation from the non-profit organization Filantropía Puerto Rico. 

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FDA Professional Development Program in Food Science

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Foodborne disease outbreaks and food recalls frequent the news. What organisms cause these diseases? What can an individual do to protect themselves from these diseases? What measures are being taken by the federal government to prevent transmission of these diseases?

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Líderes para el Cambio Oceánico: nuevo programa dedicado al liderazgo de científicos/as estudiando la ciencia oceánica

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Desde ecologistas colaborando con las Primeras Naciones en la Columbia Británica, Canada, a geógrafos humanos trabajando con cooperativas pesqueras en Baja California, Mexico, hasta oceanógrafos estudiando el corriente oceánico de California: si usted es un científico/a social, natural o físico que trabaja entre el nexo del cambio climático y el océano Pacífico a lo largo de Canada, los Estados Unidos, y Mexico, lo/a invitamos a aplicar al programa de Líderes para el Cambi

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Submit your entry to the Lasker Global Student Essay Contest

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Now in its seventh year, the Lasker Foundation invites submissions to its global student essay contest – open to all aspiring bioscience and health communicators (med students, biomedical and public health students – graduate students and post-doc).

The winner will receive $10,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to attend the 2020 Lasker Awards on September 25.

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New Fortress Energy Awards Scholarships to Polytechnic University Students

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New Fortress Energy awarded important scholarships to four engineering students of the Polytechnic University to continue their studies. Students Bryan A. González Nieves, Gustavo J. Albelo Rivera, Josué E. Ortíz Acevedo and Angelica C. Soto Pomales will each be recipients of a $5,000 scholarship for their academic expenses.

Students were chosen to meet a series of criteria, among which were: academic index of 3.0 or more, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate participation in community and leadership activities. In addition, to opt for such financial assistance, they had to be students of electrical, mechanical or civil engineering at the undergraduate level.

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