The recent scientific advancements from the Memory and Learning Lab lead by Dr. Gregory Quirk at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus show that the local institutions are making significant contributions to the scientific world.
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Students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (UPR-RP), shone bright again in the recent edition of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) by obtaining 8 awards in various categories. This is the largest professional conference for students in the field of biomedical and behavioral science that takes place in the United States (US) and this year it took place in San Antonio, Texas.
Some 57 students from the on campus undergraduate research programs "Minority Access to Research Career (MARC)" and "Research Inititative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)" participated in the event and presented 31 scientific works as posters and oral presentations.
El NIH actualmente esta buscando mayor representación de grupos minoritarios en las ciencias entre los evaluadores pares (peer reviewers) de propuestas de fondos. Servir de evaluador para el NIH es la mejor manera de adquirir información clave que puede mejorar tus propuestas de fondos.
Aquellos interesados en participar como evaluadores, favor someter a NIH su información a través de este enlace antes del 14 de diciembre:
The Office of the Director (OD) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the positions of Program Director of Comparative Models and Program Director of Genetic and Biological Resources (Health Scientist Administrator GS-601-13/14/15), Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), in the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI).
The University of Puerto Rico will be a key partner in a collaboration to develop a vaccine against HIV, together with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CDI Labs, and with the support of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company and the National Insitute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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The National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, in collaboration with the ACD Diversity Working Group Subcommittee on Peer Review, has announced two America COMPETES Act Challenges. These contests solicit input from the scientific community and other stakeholders to aid our efforts to address the problem of racial disparities in NIH R01 grant funding.