Boricua scientist defends with art the representation of women of color in science

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By Dr. Wilson González-Espada, Ciencia Puerto Rico

In January 2021, the American Chemical Society and its professional magazine Analytical Chemistry led the initiative "Art, Diversity and Inclusion". In it, the monthly cover highlights groups that are not commonly represented in science.


NIMHD co-authored study using ethnically diverse sample population identifies more type 2 diabetes-linked genomic regions than European-only studies

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A large scale study that included multi-ethnic participants has identified more genetic regions linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits than if the research had been conducted in Europeans alone.

The study, titled “The Trans-Ancestral Genomic Architecture of Glycemic Traits,” was published in Nature Genetics, and co-authored by Director of Clinical and Health Services Research at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa, on behalf of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

¡Regresa Semillas de Triunfo para niñas de 7mo a 9no grado!

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), invita a jóvenes estudiantes de séptimo a noveno grado interesadas en desarrollarse en las carreras de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, matemáticas (STEM por sus siglas en inglés) a solicitar al programa educativo “Semillas de Triunfo”.

Gonzalez Named NC State University Faculty Scholar

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Groundbreaking intestinal disease clinician-researcher Liara Gonzalez has been named to this year’s class of NC State University Faculty Scholars.

Gonzalez, assistant professor of gastroenterology and equine surgery at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of 21 early- and mid-career faculty earning this year’s distinction.

Seeds of Success: IF/THEN Edition, a program for girls in STEM kicks off

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It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the beginning of the third cycle of the Seeds of Success Program, which seeks to expose middle school girls to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Last Saturday, August 15, 2020, 121 students in grades 7th through 9th, began their journey to become STEM Ambassadors with a virtual orientation seminar and a leadership workshop. Prior to the seminar, the girls received the program guides and STEM educational materials, such as the paper microscope, Foldscope, brochures and opportunities for students. These materials were donated by about 15 organizations and sent through the postal service.

Open call for girls interested in being Science and Technology ambassadors in Puerto Rico

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Deadline extended to Friday, May 24, 2019. 

Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Johnson & Johnson, invite 9th to 11th grade girls who are interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering to apply to "Seeds of Success – STEM Girl Ambassadors Program"(http://bit.ly/semillas-triunfo). 

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