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Puerto Rico Public Health Trust Present After Earthquakes

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Responding to its strong community commitment to improve the health of Puerto Rican communities, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) along with its program Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) lead a deployment of relief efforts related to the earthquakes of January 2020, which affected several municipalities in the southern area of ​​the Island.

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El ‘fracking’ no es la causa de la alta sismicidad en el suroeste de Puerto Rico (diciembre 2019 – enero 2020)

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Collaborative Space Opens in Ponce for “Levanta tu Negocio” in Offices of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSRTT) has created a collaborative space in its Ponce office so that entrepreneurs affected by earthquakes can continue operations. The space, located in the annex of the Department of Labor and Human Resources in Ponce, will be available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM while the emergency lasts. The spaces are limited, so those companies interested in using the facilities must request the space and fill out an initial needs survey through http://bit.ly/coworkingPonce.

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) announces the Public Health Research Grant Program

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In keeping with its vision of improving the public health of the communities of the Island, the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) announced today that, as of this Friday , January 10, 2020, it will open the official platform for researchers in the country to submit proposals aligned to public health, towards increasing the understanding of these issues and discuss solutions in partnership with the communities of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust is part of the 16 programs of the P.R. Science, Technology & Research Trust.

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Universities around the world learn from Hurricane Maria

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

With Hurricane Maria as the backdrop, representatives from 114 universities in Puerto Rico, Japan, United States and Bahamas committed to creating a consortium to help redefine the rol of higher education institutions in the face of disaster and to foster community resilience. They were joined by more than 70 government agencies and non-profits. That was the conclusion of “RISE 2019 National Conference: Transforming University Engagement in Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico”, recently held at the State University of New York in Albany.

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Puerto Rico close to a massive coral reef loss

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Due to the warming ocean temperatures, coral reefs around Puerto Rico have been under stress for more than 7 weeks in a row, which could provoke a massive bleaching event after October 27. If this bleaching occurs there could be negative effects of unknown magnitude to fishing, recreational and tourism industries. 

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Puerto Rican scientist develops virtual reality project for children

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Paola Arroyo Guzmán

Neuroscientists Joel Aceveda developed a virtual reality project for children with attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities.

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El Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Moleculares abrirá sus puertas al público general, como parte de la Celebración de la Semana de la Biociencia

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Profesionales de las ciencias y matemáticas batallan contra la desigualdad

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José Ayala Gordián

Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Minerva Cordero Braña and Roselin Rosario Meléndez have been selected as IF/THEN Ambassadors. They will serve as role models and fight against inequalities for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Greta Thunberg inspires Puerto Rican youth

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Youth across Puerto Rico are leading marches, planting trees, cleaning natural areas and doing research projects, all as part of their efforts against climate change.

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