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Scientific organizations ask Governor to prioritize purchase of molecular tests for COVID-19

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Scientific community underscores the need for "a coherent strategy, informed by the best available scientific evidence" and offers 9 concrete recommendations to achieve it.

The Scientific Community Demands Resignation of Dr. Carmen Deseda, Puerto Rico's State Epidemiologist

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The Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network launched a petition on March 19, 2020, to demand the resignation of the state epidemiologist in Puerto Rico, Dr. Carmen Deseda, because we understand that Dr. Deseda does not have the necessary expertise in health public and epidemiology, and has failed to prioritize science and evidence in her decision making. We reproduce the text of the petition below. As of today (3/24/20), 185 people have signed the petition, of which 34% identified themselves as graduate students, 34% as professionals with a PhD, Ms, MPH, Ms or DrPH and 32% identified as other (private sector, public sector, contractors, concerned citizens, etc.).

Líderes para el Cambio Oceánico: nuevo programa dedicado al liderazgo de científicos/as estudiando la ciencia oceánica

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Desde ecologistas colaborando con las Primeras Naciones en la Columbia Británica, Canada, a geógrafos humanos trabajando con cooperativas pesqueras en Baja California, Mexico, hasta oceanógrafos estudiando el corriente oceánico de California: si usted es un científico/a social, natural o físico que trabaja entre el nexo del cambio climático y el océano Pacífico a lo largo de Canada, los Estados Unidos, y Mexico, lo/a invitamos a aplicar al programa de Líderes para el Cambi

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Health Policy Research Scholars - PhDs interested in Health Policies

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From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

Applications are currently open for Health Policy Research Scholars, a national leadership program for doctoral students from historically underrepresented populations who want to hone their leadership skills and apply their research to shape policies that improve health and advance equity.

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Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship, New Jersey

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The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship offers PhD-level scientists and engineers the opportunity to apply their training and expertise to the development and implementation of relevant state policy. As full-time aides in the executive or legislative branch, Science Fellows bring their advanced technical skills to service in state government.

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Gov. Rosselló signs law to establish climate change policies

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Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed on Wednesday the Law for the Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change of Puerto Rico, to establish public policies with goals, metrics and deadlines to address climate change.

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

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Interested in science advocacy? Apply for UCS' Science for Public Good Fund

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The Science for Public Good Fund

The UCS Science Network is excited to announce another round of the Science for Public Good Fund for science advocates. Science Network members can apply to the Fund for financial support of up to $1000, to be used for advocacy actions or related events to promote the role of science in public policy, with an emphasis on understanding and addressing local impacts.

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Science in Action: Rebuilding a Resilient Puerto Rico

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On Saturday, September 1st, 2018 the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Caribbean Division, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) co-hosted the conference Science in Action: Puerto Rican Public Policy Supported by Evidence. I had the pleasure of traveling to Puerto Rico and participating in this conference as a member of the organizing committee.

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