Events & Activities
Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer Advanced Training Course
Ponce Health and Science University (PHSU) hosted for the 2nd time this past February 9th through the 13th the Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer Advanced Training Course
This advanced training course, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, brought to our campus an impressive and remarkable list of scientific leaders who have pioneered emerging conceptual and technological breakthroughs in the field of stem cells. Students and participants obtained comprehensive and sophisticated training in research strategies and state-of-the-art methods on cellular, developmental, immunological, imaging and molecular biological approaches for advancing the frontiers of stem cells and cancer.
Hablemos de Cáncer: Encuentro Educativo
Ponce Health and Science University of Puerto Rico and Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida, have joined forces in order to bring the “Hablemos de Cáncer: Encuentro Educativo” seminars for everyone. These events, with the help of Florida's and Puerto Rico’s top Oncologists, Nutritionists, Clinical Psychologists, plus special guests Dagmar and Douglas Candelario, will lead the community in workshops about the different types of cancer, support groups, and seminars regarding good nutrition and physical condition for a healthy life. Health clinics and detection tests will also be available. The event will take place at the Salvation Army this February 28, from 8:00 am through 3:30 p.m. If you would like to take part in all of these amazing educational activities, please confirm your attendance by calling 787-840-2575ext. 2566 or 2567.
Dr. Kenira Thompson on Tu Salud Informa
Be sure to watch this Saturday February 21 at 12:30 p.m. our very own Dr. Kenira Thompson, President of PHSU’s Ponce Research Institute and Dean of Research, on Telemundo’s “Tu Salud Informa”. Dr. Thompson will be providing an overview on PHSU-PRI’s current research activities and the importance of community participation in clinical trials as a way to enhance science and address health disparities in the Puerto Rican population. #PHSU
Ponce Researchers are presented with the Merck Innovator Award
Dr. Caroline Appleyard, Dr. Idhaliz Flores, Dr. Annelyn Torres and Dr. Kenira Thompson, along with Siomara Hernandez (student in Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences) and Myrella Cruz, lab technician, were honored the Merck Innovator award in Research in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 28, 2014. This team was recognized for their project examining the role of stress on the progression of endometriosis. During the same event, the Health Education Award was bestowed to the team led by Dr. Saylisse Davila (UPR-Mayaguez), Dr. Idhaliz Flores (PHSU-PRI), and students from both institutions for developing an endometriosis risk assessment application.
Joint Seminar Series PHSU & UCC
"Impaired function of Mutant Kir4.1 channel restored by co-expression with Kir5.1 subunit"
Miguel P. Méndez González
PHD Student, UCC
Held at PHSU
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm
PPE Guidelines Introductions
CDC creates Web-based Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) Training for Health Workers. To access the web-based PPE training click here
The HITECH ACT
The deadline to select and implement Electronic Health Records is fast approaching. Ponce Research Institute, through a grant funded program, can assist you in selection and implementation today! Call 787-840-2573 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Notices
US-Latin America Cancer Research Network Annual Meeting
In November, two scientists from the Ponce Research Institute, Dr. Julie Dutil and Dr. Jaime Matta were invited as two of the four delegates from Puerto Rico to the "US-Latin America Cancer Research Network Annual Meeting" held in Santiago, Chile. This meeting was sponsored by the Center for Global Health (NCI) and co-sponsored by the Chile Ministry of Health. During three days, cancer investigators met to discuss the strategic development of collaborative research protocols across Latin America. Both scientists also presented research at a one day ancillary meeting sponsored by the Chilean Group for Oncologic Research (GOCCHI). Participants included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay as well as the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Areas of emphasis included breast cancer genetics and gastric cancer. The objectives of the US-LACRN is to improve clinical practice and cancer management by providing a better understanding of the disease both in Latin America and in the United States. Participation in the US-LACRN initiative in our institution has been supported through two supplemental application to the U54 Partnership.
Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico signs agreement with University of Nicosia School of Medicine in Cyprus.
December 9, 2014. Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) and University of Nicosia Medical School in Cyprus signed a memorandum of understanding to establish collaborations and enhance academic and research activities between the two institutions.
The MOU commits the two institutions to: share knowledge and expertise relating research and academics, utilize and leverage existing resources, collaborate on research and dissemination of research practices, provide policy guidance, boost collaboration with other entities, and jointly host seminars, symposia, workshops and training events to strengthen the capacities at both sites.
The MOU comes at a time when PHSU and University of Nicosia Medical School are achieving solid expansion, and follows a clearly delineated strategic plan to integrate and globalize medical education and research capabilities.
"The new Memorandum of Understanding marks an important step forward in our ongoing collaboration with the University of Nicosia Medical School,” said Dr. David Lenihan, President of PHSU. “We look forward to working more closely with University of Nicosia Medical School to support sustainable global practices in academic medicine, mental health, and research.”
This MOU is an excellent opportunity for both institutions, given that the agreement provides PHSU and University of Nicosia Medical School’s faculty and students with the type of experiences that will help broaden their scholarly horizons.
Following the signing ceremony at PHSU, Professor Andreas Charalombous, Executive Dean of the University of Nicosia Medical School had the opportunity to interact with academic and research leaders at Ponce, in order to establish the initial lines of communication within the agreement.
CDC releases interim U.S. guidance for monitoring and movement of persons with potential ebola virus exposure update
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CDC Infographic – How Germs are spread: What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets? Click to download Infection Spread pdf
Luis Martin-Vega, Zoe Saldana, Zulma Toro-Ramos and Mariela Ure are named the four most Influential Puerto Ricans. Click here to see Hispanic Business full list of 2014 50 influential people!
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First Puerto Rico Cancer Research Meeting
Local and international investigators in the field of cancer research field were united at the 1st Puerto Rico Cancer Research Meeting held at the Verdanza Hotel in Isla Verde, PR on October 3, 2014. Students and faculty from Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) and Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) produced an outstanding scientific gathering to provide a forum on the island for promoting local scientific research, networking and collaborative opportunities in all areas of cancer research.
PHSU Professor Accepted into CRECD Program
Dr. Eida Castro, Assistant Professor (Psychology Program and Psychiatry Department), was accepted into the prestigious Continued Mentoring and Career Development Program (CRECD Phase II) of the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSc) at UPR-MSC.
Flu Season is around the Corner
Per the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop full protection against the flu. Get vaccinated now to protect yourself and your loved ones!