Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships for CienciaPR, is a candidate for re-election to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Díaz Muñoz was the first Puerto Rican and Latina to have been elected into the new governance of ASM and has served on the board for almost two years. Her re-election would extend her term for an additional 3 years. Díaz Muñoz is also the past president of the Society of Microbiologists of Puerto Rico, the local branch of ASM in Puerto Rico.
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Dr. Greetchen Díaz will form part of the board of directors for the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Diaz is currently the Research Grants Program Director for the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (FCTIPR).
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Congratulations to our # Borinqueña, a member of the SciencePR Team, and science champion, Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, who is a candidate this year for an elected position on the board of directors of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
Felicitaciones a nuestra #Borinqueña, miembro del Equipo CienciaPR, y campeona de las ciencias, la Dra. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, quien es candidata este año a un puesto electivo en la junta de directores de la Sociedad Americana para Microbiología (ASM, por sus siglas en inglés).
ASM/NSF UFRI AWARD TO INBRE FELLOW Filipa Godoy-Vitorino
Dr. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, an Associate Professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus and PI of the Microbial Ecology and Genomics Lab, was awarded the Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship supported by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) program.
Filipa was recognized at the National level, as a model of excellence in STEM research, and a stellar example of an active researcher committed to student learning in undergraduate biology.
Two students from the Biology Deparment at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus were awarded for their reearch presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS) during November in San Antonio, Texas.
Giovani Deliz, junior in the General biology program and Raiza Reyes, junior under a Microbiology major were recognized along another 11 students among 1700 participant students. ABRCMS is one of the biggest research conference for underepresented minority students and is funded by the American Society of Microbiology under an NIH grant.
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The purpose of ASM HQ Fellowship Program is to provide an intense and multi-faceted training experience for individuals who are interested in exploring careers outside the traditional academic environment. The program is intended to advance ones’ knowledge and skills in disseminating fundamental and applied research, education, science policy and communications as it applies to furthering the microbiological sciences and the mission of ASM.