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The Boricua Science Community Responds to COVID-19

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We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico.

Welcome to the UPR-IPERT Program!

 

Welcome to the UPR- IPERT community! This program—your program—aims to make more university students from different disciplines and socio-economic profiles broaden their competencies in biomedical research topics and areas related to health.

We seek to train professionals who are persevering, empowered, committed to Puerto Rico and with an interdisciplinary vision of health.

We would like to recruit more members like you!

 Instructions for registering with UPR-IPERT

 

Undergraduate students of Social Sciences or Natural Sciences interested in conducting graduate studies in the biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences and other areas related to the study of health.

Professors interested in strengthening their research, committed to the mentoring of undergraduate students.

The UPR-IPERT Program offers you ...

  • Access to a network of virtual mentors through PR Science and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).
  • Workshops to improve your skills in quantitative and statistical analysis (in different locations throughout Puerto Rico)
  • Virtual seminars (webinars) that address issues of biomedical research, as well as ethical, social and environmental aspects that affect health.
  • Tools to prepare your professional development plan (PDP)
  • Online Research Certificates: 6 virtual modules * Available in August 2018
  • Workshops to improve your mentor skills (for teachers)

In order to take full advantage of the benefits of the program, we recommend that you also enroll in the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), a consortium that seeks to diversify the biomedical workforce and provides countless resources to support you in your professional development (workshops, Webinars, virtual mentoring, certificates and much more).

Soon, we will have detailed information on these and other opportunities in the UPR-IPERT section in CienciaPR.

If you are a student or professor of the UPR, we ask you to communicate with your university's link contact to obtain more information about the resources and activities available. 

 

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Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar: Forging paths for Latinx science

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Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar is a neuroscience researcher at the UPR-Rio Piedras

“What would be ideal is for gender and race equality to exist in science, for everyone to be represented equally.” That is the biggest goal of Puerto Rican scientist, Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar, who is a distinguished researcher and mentor in the field of neuroscience. In addition to contributing new knowledge to the field on the mechanisms of addiction, she has forged paths for the new generation of Latinx scientists.

It all started with the science fair

Pfizer joins Ciencia Puerto Rico in support of the empowerment of girls in science

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Ciencia Puerto Rico announces collaboration with the pharmaceutical company, the IF / THEN initiative and the Ecoexploratorio to present the series of talks Juntas Podemos and inspire the future generation of pioneers.

CienciaPR welcomes three new members to the team

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The CienciaPR team is growing! Recently three new members joined us: Edmy Ayala Rosado, Dr. Liz Hernández Matías and Kimberly Massa Nuñez. Read below to learn a little more about them and the projects they will be working on. Welcome Edmy, Liz and Kim!

Funding for the Yale Ciencia Academy has been renewed!

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For the past five years, the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) has provided almost 200 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.

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.

Puerto Rican microbiologists celebrate

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The Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists will celebrate their 60th anniversary during their annual meeting with the theme "Innovation in Microbiological Sciences". The event has a full agenda with topics of high impact and the participation of local and visiting scientists that will share the latest innovations and tendencies in microbiological sciences.

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

 

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