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Funding for the Yale Ciencia Academy has been renewed!

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For the past five years, the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) has been committed to providing doctoral students with critical tools, skillsets, outreach opportunities, and an expansive mentoring network to promote career advancement. We are thrilled to announce that the competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that funds the YCA (R25GM114000) has been renewed for another five years! The new YCA (or YCA Phase 2) will have a slightly different focus: the PhD to postdoc transition. However, the program will stay true to its core mission: to enhance biomedical training through (1) skills development, (2) community, and (3) outreach.

A new focus: the PhD to postdoc transition

CienciaPR participates of NBCUniversal and PYXERA Global’s Summer of Service

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) was one of a dozen non-profit organizations from all over the United States who participated of NBCUniversal’s (NBCU) Summer of Service, an initiative that connects NBCU employees with organizations for pro bono consulting to enable them to achieve their organizational goals.

Over two weeks, a team of NBCU employees (Monique Joe, Linette Sifre, Andrea Ruiz and Kieran Bertram) developed several communications and marketing tools and strategies for our organization. The positioning statement, social media plan, templates, marketing plan and timeline (among other resources) created by them will help CienciaPR communicate our work, value, and impact better and do more with limited resources and bandwidth.

CienciaPR, Puerto Rico Public Health Trust and Mercy Corps join forces to educate about COVID-19

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), together with the humanitarian organization Mercy Corps Puerto Rico, dedicated to supporting communities and micro-businesses, started an alliance to educate young adults about the urgency of modifying their behaviors to stop COVID-19 infections in Puerto Rico.

With the slogan “Cuídate, Cuídame” (Take care of yourself, Take care of me), the organizations launched the educational campaign, which is made up of several efforts aimed mainly at the populations between 20 and 39 years old, which have the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico.

“Salud Pública al Mediodía”, a new virtual show about COVID-19 and public health

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT), launches “Salud Pública al Mediodía” (Public Health at Noon), the new digital transmission of live segments whose host will be the executive director of the PRPHT, Dr. José F. Rodríguez Orengo. The show will air via Facebook Live two to three times a week at noon; and will bring COVID-19 updates and various public health topics starting Monday, August 10.

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Organizers of CienciaPR’s Seeds of Success featured by world's largest resource library celebrating women in STEM

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Doctors Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Roselin Rosario Meléndez and Minerva Cordero Braña, and engineer Beatris Méndez Gandica, organizers of the Semillas de Triunfo (Seeds of Success): IF/THEN Edition program, are included in the world's largest library of resources celberating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These women are four of the 125 IF/THEN ambassadors selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Lyda Hill Philanthropies as outstanding women in STEM and role models.

Alert on the Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Puerto Rico after surpassing 225 thousand molecular tests

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After accomplishing more than 225,000 thousand molecular tests by private reference laboratories on the Island; The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) along with the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, warn of the reflected increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks.

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Remdesivir es autorizado únicamente como tratamiento de emergencia para pacientes hospitalizados

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13 MAYO, 2020 

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El remdesivir, un medicamento originalmente desarrollado para combatir el contagio de Ébola, fue autorizado para administrarse únicamente como tratamiento de emergencia en pacientes graves hospitalizados con COVID-19, en tanto continúa la investigación sobre su eficacia en general contra el virus SARS-CoV-2.

Innovación para acelerar el acceso a pruebas moleculares

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En el laboratorio de Engine-4 Coworking Space en Bayamón se adelanta el diseño y la impresión tridimensional de hisopos de resina para realizar las pruebas moleculares del COVID-19, con miras a que Puerto Rico no dependa de recibir desde el exterior estos componentes esenciales en la lucha por contener la pandemia.

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Puerto Rico reference laboratories have reached 100,000 molecular tests

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The COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Working Group led by the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust; Ciencia Puerto Rico, and the reference laboratories of Puerto Rico announce that 100,000 molecular tests for SARS-CoV-2 have already been completed since March 26 in collaborative efforts to fight the novel virus on the Island. The group also indicates that more than 3,000 daily tests are already being completed in these laboratories.

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