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Puerto Rican scientist and founder of CienciaPR receives one of the highest honors in biomedical sciences

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Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos, professor of neuroscience and cell biology at Yale University and president of the board of directors of the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Election to the NAM recognizes individuals with outstanding professional achievements in the biomedical and health sciences fields and who have demonstrated a commitment to public service. Being elected to this Academy is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the fields of health and biomedical sciences.

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.

UPR Professor named ‘Fellow of the Royal Society’

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Originally published in Spanish in El Nuevo Día

Dr. Jorge L. Colón Rivera, professor at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus has been inducted ‘Fellow of the Royal Society’ of the United Kingdom, a high honor bestowed by the recommendation of colleagues who already belong to the organization. 

Puerto Rican students receive awards at the largest conference for undergraduates in biomedical sciences

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By Betsy Ortiz Rodríguez | Originally published in El Nuevo Día

Thirteen students from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras received awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Indiana. The students who were recognized are:

Students from Polytechnic University obtain second place in Great Minds in STEM hackathon

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Three students from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico obtained second place in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference's (HENAAC) hackathon, sponsored by the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI). The evnt was held in Pasadena en California.

You can read the full version of this story in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Student from the University of Puerto Rico Bayamón named Intern of the Week by NASA

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Allan Fret, a computer science student at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón was recognized by NASA as Intern of the Week for his outstanding work during a summer program at the Johnson Space Center.

You can read a full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Puerto Rican Scientist among Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows

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Jennifer Gil, a Puerto Rican environmental scientist is one of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She will travel to Panama to collect microalgae samples, documenting her findings for the world in both Spanish and English through blogging, microscopic pictures and video. Jennifer studied interdisciplinary science at the University of Puerto Rico and recently completed her master’s in environmental science at Florida International University.

Seven UPR students win prestigious NSF fellowship

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El Nuevo Día Educador | El Nuevo Día

Seven students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) were awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

You can read the full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Three scientists from Arecibo participate in world renowned course

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The Marine Biological Laboratory Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy course took place March 12-16, 2016 in Woods Hole, MA. Three young scientists from Arecibo, Puerto Rico were selected to be part of this highly competitive course.

You can read the full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of the screen.

Learn more about the course: http://www.mbl.edu/education/special-topics-courses/immunohistochemistry-and-microscopy-ihcm/

Toxicologist recognized for her excellence in clinical education

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Dallas, TX - Toxicologist Dr. Larissa Velez, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as the inaugural holder of the Michael P. Wainscott, M.D. Professorship in Emergency Medicine.
 
The Professorship was created with an endowment established to honor the memory of Dr. Wainscott, who headed UT Southwestern’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program before his death in 2012 at the age of 56 after a long illness.

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