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UPR Mayagüez Professor Nelson Sepúlveda Receives NSF Career Award

Dr. Nelson Sepúlveda, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mayagüez Campus, was recently selected to receive the prestigious NSF Career Award for his research Development of Vandium Dioxide-based Focal Planar Arrays. The objective of his research is to develop a new vanadium dioxide-based focal planar array technology capable of achieving resolution and sensitivity levels that are beyond the theoretical limits of current focal planar array technologies. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology congratulates Dr. Nelson Sepulveda for his award and is pleased to express its warmest wishes for further professional success!

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UPR Humacao gets 1st place in NASA Moonbuggy Race

A team representing University of Puerto Rico in Humacao won first place in the College Division of the 17th Annual NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama.

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30th Anual Research Forum at RCM

The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus recently held its 30th Annual Research and Education Forum on March 24-26, 2010.

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AUTM Eastern Region Meeting

The AUTM 2009 Eastern Region Meeting "Going Global: Innovation without Borders" was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 15-17, 2009. Puerto Rico was identified as a location that facilitates the interaction among North American and non-North American members and fosters the exchange of information on different technology transfer approaches.

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Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Puerto Rico Inaugurates

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño, and the President of the University of Puerto Rico, Antonio García Padilla, inaugurated on June 20, 2009, the scientific research laboratories of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, which marks the beginning of the operations of the broad project which will translate into more and better services for patients who suffer from cancer, the second cause of death on the Island.

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2009 BIO International Convention

According to BIO President and CEO Jim C Greenwood, the 2009 BIO International Convention "brought together thousands of leaders from industry, government, academia and other disciplines who are working to solve some of society’s greatest challenges".

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Remodeling of the Medical Sciences Campus Library

The Conrado F. Asenjo library of the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM, in Spanish), will greet the students for academic year 2009-2010 with more and better services. The planning and reconstruction of the spaces, with an investment of $4.2 million from the Permanent Improvements Fund of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) featured the diversity of the students' and other userss' studying and learning styles.

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Increasing the number of Hispanic doctoral students trained in the neurosciences:
A collaboration between Michigan State University and UPR-Cayey

Michigan State University (MSU) received an award of $1.5 million to establish collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey that will facilitate entry of Hispanic students into the doctoral program in neuroscience and enhance the likelihood of their success.

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Jardín de Plantas Medicinales - 28/mayo/09

Reopens the UPR-MC School of Pharmacy's Garden of Medicinal Plants

The School of Pharmacy from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus reopened The Garden of Medicinal Plants: Dr. Esteban Núñez Meléndez, at the UPR's Botanical Garden on May 28, 2009.

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Bioengineering Symposium - Mayo 15, 2009

UPRM and UPR-MC' Partnership agreement during the 2009 Bioengineering Symposium

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (UPRM) held the Bioengineering Symposium on May, 2009. The activity served as a prelude to the establishment of the first graduate program in that discipline in Puerto Rico.

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Physiogenomic Analysis of the Puerto Rican Population

A study of general interest with regards to genetic variation and personalized medicine, conducted by investigators at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-MSC) and Genomas Inc., was recently published by the Journal of Pharmacogenomics.

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ARRA Research News

NIH Summer Research Site Opens - NIH to Fund Fifty AREA Recovery Awards - NSF ARRA Webcast As Good as Live - CER Takes Shape - CER Listening Session Scheduled for June Tenth - Comments Sought on NIH COI Policy - NSF Recovery Alert

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Global Health and Disease: Shared Stories of Medicine and the Humanities

HRSA Announces Second Centers of Excellence Competition

Due to additional funding provided by the FY 09 omnibus appropriations bill, the Heath Resources and Services Administration has issued a second call for proposals under the Bureau of Health Professions' Centers of Excellence program, which supports health professions education for underrepresented minority individuals.

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Global Health and Disease: Shared Stories of Medicine and the Humanities

Global Health and Disease: Shared Stories of Medicine and the Humanities

In a conjoint effort the Department of Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Río Piedras Campus and the School of Medicine from the Medical Sciences Campus presented the Global Health and Disease: Shared Stories of Medicine and the Humanities on March 26-27, 2009.

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Hispanics in Research Capability: SoPH & SoM Partnership

Hispanics in Research Capability: SoPH & SoM Partnership

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) awarded the University of Puerto Rico's School of Health Professions (SoHP) and School of Medicine (SoM) from the Medical Sciences Campus a $15 million grant to develop the NCMHD Endowment Program "Hispanics in Research Capability: SoHP and SoM Partnership" (HIREC).

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UPR's Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives A Half Million-Dollar Donation
Anita Serra Blanco with the
Comprehensive Cancer Center board
(Photo courtesy of Diálogo Digital)

UPR's Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives A Half Million-Dollar Donation

Anita Serra Blanco, former student of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Puerto Rico, granted to the Comprehensive Cancer Center her share from a private property located at Miramar sector in San Juan. The donation announced on February 2009, was made in loving memory of her daughter Leticia Stella Serra.

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UPR's School of Dental Medicine Receives 2009 Gies Awards

UPR's School of Dental Medicine Receives 2009 Gies Awards

The School of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico's Medical Sciences Campus (UPRSDM) was recognized with the 2009 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award was presented at the Gies Awards celebration hold on March 14, 2009, during the 86th American Dental Education Association Annual Session, at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Dr. Emma Fernandez-Repollet

Emma Fernández-Repollet, PhD, Receives 2008 Greenwood Award

Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, RCMI Program Director at the Medical Sciences Campus and University of Puerto Rico Vice President for Research and Technology , received the Greenwood Award on December 1, 2008, during the RCMI International Research Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Adriana Díaz’s certificate (Photo courtesy of: Adriana Díaz’s blog at BioMinds)

Cayey UPR's student wins award at Research Conference

Adriana Díaz, a student at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, was awarded for her research work at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Orlando, Florida on November, 2008. During a four day conference, more than 1,200 students participated in poster and oral presentations in ten sub-disciplines of the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

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Jornada Investigadores: Neuroscience Translational Research

Neuroscientists, behavioral investigators, and researchers from related disciplines gathered in Dorado on October 27th and 28th, 2008 for the "Jornada de Investigadores": Neuroscience Translational Research. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and was attended by researchers from the Rio Piedras, Mayaguez, and Medical Sciences, Campuses, and the UPR in Humacao and Cayey.

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NASA awards $5 million to UPR

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) has conferred the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras a $5 million grant to perform a series of projects at the Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials. The University was selected as one of seven minority institutions to receive NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program contribution, from a total of 42 institutions across the US.

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UPR Mayaguez Campus

UPR Mayagüez receives federal grant for a Nanotechnology Center

The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez recently won a $5 million federal grant to develop a nanotechnology center. The funds were awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the establishment of a biomedical and energy-driven systems research center focused on education and the application of nanotechnology.

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COHEMIS International conference on green communities

The Center for Hemispherical Cooperation in Research and Education in Engineering and Applied Science (CoHemis) of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, hold the CoHemis International Conference of Green Communities on June, 2008. The event took place at The Ramón Figueroa Chapel Amphitheater.

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EPA Educational Program Led By UPR Aguadilla

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigned $49,861 to the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla for an educational program to create awareness of marine debris impact in the area. The purpose of this program is to inform students, teachers and community members on how to dispose garbage and the effects of pollution in water bodies around the west shoreline.

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