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Hurricane Maria devastated the Island of Monkeys in Humacao

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As thousands of soldiers and government employees struggle to restore normalcy to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists work against the clock to save more than 1,000 monkeys that could hold clues to some of the biggest mysteries about the human mind.

One of the first places hit by Hurricane Maria was Cayo Santiago, known as Isla de los Monos (Island of Monkeys), in Humacao, an outcropping of 40 acres off the east coast of Puerto Rico which is one of the  most important places in the world for research on how monkeys think, socialize and evolve.

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Reactivating our "Boricua Brains"

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Each year, a great number of Puerto Rican scientists are distinguished with prestigious prizes and awards. In Puerto Rico, the United States and in many parts of the world, Puerto Rican scientific talent makes itself known. Being the only network of Puerto Rican scientists in the world, it is our job to celebrate the achievements and recognitions of the members of our community.

Thus, it is with great pleasure that we announce the re-activation of our "Cerebros Boricuas" (“Puerto Rican brains”) blog.

Our intention with this blog is to recognize the accomplishments of CienciaPR members.  Our goal: to promote and celebrate the Puerto Rican scientific talent, motivating current and future generations of scientists.

Ciencia Puerto Rico is profiled as a model to increase diversity in the sciences

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San Juan, PR - Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), an online network designed in 2006 to connect people interested in science and Puerto Rico, has been profiled in the prestigious scientific journal PLoS Biology as a model to link scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and increase their visibility and ability to reach out to their communities.

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The Elsevier Foundation scholars program for midcareer female scientists

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"Grant Guidelines for the New Scholars Program

Call for Proposals Deadline: June 24th 2013

The New Scholars online grant application proposal system will accept Phase I applications through June 24th 2013.

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High school students interact with local scientists during the International RCMI Symposium

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Scientists from Puerto Rico's biomedical science research institutions offered demonstrations and interacted with 150 students from public and private schools around Puerto Rico during the 13th International RCMI Symposium.  The main goal of the activities was to develop the students' interest in health-related careers, particularly those focusing on decreasing health disparities in local communities.

For more information, see the Spanish version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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