Postdocs

The postdoctoral stage, which by definition is transitory, is unique and has specific rewards and challenges. While you are still "training" and acquiring expertise, you also have to keep an eye towards the next step in your career and focus on gaining independence as a researcher.

In this section we share resources about: how to get a postdoc, how to achieve success during this career stage, and how to take the next step, whatever your chosen career may be. Here you will also find all events, forum postings, funding opportunities, jobs and news specifically focused for postdocs.

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Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

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Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, PhD

“The greatest scientists are artists as well” (Albert Einstein)

In previous decades, science, technology, and art used to hang out hand by hand. Artists like Leonardo Da Vinci were also inventors. Scientists like Einstein knew the importance of creativity to move science forward. But in our current time frame, we notice a clear division between scientists and artists. We see how society moves towards promoting science and technology but downgrades arts.

Are you taking care of your bones?

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Did you know that 5-10% of your bone is replaced every year? And that both females and males can develop osteoporosis?

Bone remodeling, the process by which new bone is formed and old bone is removed, is in charge of keeping your bones strong and healthy. This process is a continuous and tightly regulated cycle that requires interaction between two important cells, the bone forming cells (osteoblast) and bone degrading cells (osteoclast).  

New blog: Science communication initiative of UPR-Mayagüez

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The UPRM Science Communication Initiative (SCI) was born from the shared passion of its members for science and their common interest in science communication and increasing scientific literacy in the Puerto Rican population. The initiative is composed of individuals who responded to the call made by the Academy of Research for Faculty and Postdoctoral associates to organize a platform for scientific communication at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez (UPRM). Its main commitment is the dissemination of Puerto Rican scientific research developed at UPRM and to educate the university community and the general public through essays and articles written by university students.

Breast cancer prevention: the importance of mammograms

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Almost everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer or someone who has a family member who has suffered from this disease. Currently, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. October is breast cancer awareness month so we take the opportunity to share valuable information to keep you well-informed.  

As with other cancers, the risk of breast cancer increases with age. According to CDC statistics, the average age at which a woman is diagnosed with this condition is 61 years and for men diagnosis usually occurs between 60 and 70 years of age. Breast cancer affects not only women; it also affects men. However, the incidence of this type of cancer in men is significantly lower than in women.

A dream within a dream

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I've had all kinds of dreams when I sleep. Some are very long and strange but others are just funny. Those dreams while I sleep have always been a mystery to me, but are not part of my favorite moments. Daydreaming is what I really enjoy. I like to imagine how things would be if I do something to make them happen. They say, " It costs nothing to dream". I add that "to achieve your dreams is worth everything."

Improved management of Zika virus in Puerto Rico through health literacy

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Health literacy refers to the capacity of an individual to obtain, process, and understand basic information regarding their health in order to make the most appropriate health-related decisions. This knowledge may define the individual’s concerns about preventive measures, treatment outcomes, relevant costs, or any other related issue.

The spread of the Zika virus and its consequences are a clear example of how, in some cases, the lack of literacy can define how we deal with these situations.  Examples that influence the decision-making capacity include but are not limited to the lack of information and educational tools and misinformation being communicated by unreliable sources.

FINDING ANSWERS IN NATURE

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Finding answers in nature

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez

Do you remember when your grandma gave you natural remedies when you were sick? Well, she may have a reason for it at the end of the day. Since early civilizations, it is very common to use plants or natural remedies to survive different diseases and illnesses. In current times, it may not be a common practice, but most of the medicines we use today, came from nature. Antibiotics, probiotics, analgesics, relaxants, have bio- derived components. We may not be aware of the diversity that exist in the world, which is still mostly unknown to us. And since, we are unaware of it, we are also not aware of the capabilities it may have in medicine or other areas.

Passion for education and the extended family of CienciaPR

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During my PhD, I really missed being close to my family in Orocovis and interacting with other Puerto Ricans that also wanted to contribute ideas to the scientific development of the island. I wasn’t sure where to start so I decided to invite Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a professor at Yale University, to offer a seminar to students and professors of my program at Brandeis University. Daniel agreed, and without realizing it, I got involved in one of the most rewarding projects of my professional life.

Puerto Rican Scientist at Yale receives HHMI award

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos recieved an award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was one of 84 scientists to receive the award from a pool of 1400 candidates.

 

By: Rebecca Banuchi

To read the original article visit, El Nuevo Día at:  http://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/cientificoboricuarecibeimportantereconocimiento-2244136/ 

Puerto Rican Student recieved award at EPA Symposium

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Luis González (Universidad del Turabo) recieved 2nd place at the 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Atlanta, GA. The project name was Estimating Evapotranspiration using Pyranometer Sensor Data and Satellite Data.

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Parallel18 startups sell $14 million after acceleration

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SAN JUAN – The $2.4 million that the Government of Puerto Rico, via the Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRST), invested in 60 startup companies has begun to show results.

The first two generations of startups that went through Puerto Rico-based accelerator Parallel18 (P18) achieved, between April 2016 and April 2017, global sales of $13.99 million, of which $7.99 million was generated on the island.

CHASING THE MYSTERY BEHIND BIOLUMINESCENCE IN PUERTO RICO

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UMCES faculty, Lora Harris and Jamie Pierson, and graduate student Juan Alvarez-Rosario join the Centro TORTUGA students for a group photo at the end of their May field study. 

The government will overhaul the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

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UPR Medical Science Campus recognized in Germany

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The Station for the Detection of Spores and Fungi from the Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico has joined the 'Worldwide Pollen Monitoring Map’ from the ZAUM Center for Allergies and the Environment in Germany. This interactive map shares information on the levels of fungi, pollen, dessert dust and other allergens, and being included in this initiative is recognition of the work being done at UPR-RCM.

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New course for leadership development in health fields

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The School of Dental Health of the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico in collaboration with the Academy of Academic Leadership, will offer the course: Recharging your leadership, in order to develop leadership skills in health professionals. 

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site. 

 

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