We congratulate Dr. José R. Rodríguez Medina as he was recently elected President of the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry (AMGDB). This election took place on January 2012 at the AMGDB Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii. The AMGDB was founded in 1969 and represents Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at graduate and medical schools in North America, including the 50 United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Dr. Rodríguez Medina is the Key function leader of Technologies and Resources for Core Laboratories and is also Professor and Director of the Biochemistry Department in the Medical Sciences Campus.
Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Pittsburgh
The PRCTRC Congratulates Mariely Nieves-Plaza, MS.
Our Research Design, Biostatistics and Clinical Research Ethics coordinator, Mariely Nieves-Plaza, was selected to receive a pre-doctoral fellowship award in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Pittsburgh.
We are very proud of her accomplishments and wish her all the success.
The Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium is proud of Dr. Marizaida Sánchez Cesáreo on receiving the Psychologist of the Year Award from the Asociación de Psicólogos de Puerto Rico (APPR). Dr. Sánchez is the Tracking and Evaluation Key Function Leader of the PRCTRC and Assistant Professor from the Graduate School of Public Health, Master of Science in research and Program Evaluation in Health Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus.
This prestigious award is given in recognition of her significant contributions to research, academia and service focusing on the development, adapatation and promotion of evidence-based community health programs and interventions.
|Dr. Valerie Wojna
Professor of Neurology,
UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
Received an NIH grant R21 for her project: Soluble Insulin Receptor Dysfunction Correlates with HAND in HIV+ women on CART.
Co-Investigator: Yamil Gerena, PhD, School of Pharmacy and Medicine
Grant: NIMH 1 R21 MH095524-01 (07/01/11- 04/30/13)
Objective: To determine if changes in Plasma sIR full-length levels are associated with milder forms of HAND in a cohort of HIV-seropositive women using CART.
|Dr. Evangelia Morou-Bermúdez
Professor of Oral Biology, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
Received an NIH grant R21 for her project: Validation of chair-side biochemical screening instruments for dental caries.
Co-Investigator: Augusto Elias-Boneta, DDS, School of Dental Medicine
Grant: NIDCR 1 R21 DE021135-01A1 (07/08/2011 - 07/07/2013)
Objective: To evaluate the validity and reliability of a novel array of chair-side biochemical tests as a screening instrument for dental caries activity in adults.