About UPR-IPERT

Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT)

 

Principal Investigators: Dr. Isar P. Godreau (UPR-Cayey), Dr. Mariluz Franco (UPR-Cayey) and Dr. Raymond Tremblay (UPR-Humacao)


General objective: To offer a training and support program for students and professors that strengthens the capacity of the UPR and other universities to carry out competitive, sustainable, interdisciplinary research on biomedical and social aspects that affect health. Provide students with the training and experience necessary to continue advanced studies in areas related to health. The UPR-IPERT program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, a federal agency known by its acronym in English as the NIH and its institute, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

 

IPERT VALUES

Diversity
We are looking for students from low-income families enrolled in Social Sciences and Natural Sciences programs.


Resilience
We promote persistence to overcome personal, social and academic challenges.


Empowerment
We teach research skills to develop successful health professionals and researchers.


Commitment
We encourage participation in community projects, social and scientific commitment.