The Collaborations and Partnerships Core (CPC) manages a Resource Center for Collaborative Research (RCCR) as a virtual center that functions as a hub to provide relevant information to those interested in establishing collaborative research and new partnerships. The RCCR will establish links to relevant information for proposal development services and research design provided by the PRCTRC, procedures for the establishment of collaborations and partnerships and will also be the home of the PRCTRC Newsletter.

The overall goal of the Collaborations and Partnerships (CP) core is to advance and foster opportunities in clinical and translational research by enhancing the use of new and existing resources, focusing on expanding multidisciplinary research aimed at reducing health disparities.

The CP core is a medular component of the PRCTRC in that it represents the Consortium in the establishment of new partnerships throughout the clinical and translational research community as well as the lay community. While initial relationships and collaborations are begun and established through individual key functions within the PRCTRC, CP is responsible for the formal negotiation of collaborative agreements that establish the formal agreements through which research may be initiated. The CP core will address these goals through two specific aims:

  • Expand the reach of the PRCTRC through the active engagement of strategic partners to perform clinical and translational research in health disparities.
  • Integrate the efforts of scientists within partners’ institutions to promote clinical and translational research that impact our Hispanic community.

Our Services

At the CPC we are interested in the development of new partnerships to broaden our research base. In addition we are also interested in the growth of current partnerships with the development of new investigations.

CPC may help in identifying resources for the establishment of new partnerships; develop Memoranda of Understanding or other documentation to formalize this relationship and to integrate new partners with the other cores and resources of the PRCTRC. Please contact us to initiate the process to see our currents partners and find a collaborator press here.

Community Organizations with research experience at PRCTRC:

1. Health workshop, Inc: This organization have participated in 3 research protocols:

Arte con Salud- AcS, Cultivando la Salud- CLS and Working

Against Violence by Eliminating Disparities -WAVED

Community Academic Partnership –Research “Arte con Salud; AcS”

Contact: Health workshop

2. Centers Sister Isolina Ferre:

Quebrada Alta Community Academic Partnership- QA

Programa Activate por tu Salud- PAPS.

Contact: Centers Sister Isolina Ferre

3. Other Community Organizations

4. Community Based Organizations

5. Collaborative Group 2013-14

MARCIA CRUZ-CORREA, MD, PHD

Principal Investigator/Program Director

marcia.cruz1@upr.edu

787-772-8300 ext. 1221

MARGARITA IRIZARRY, PHD

Leader MSC

787-758-2525 ext. 7035/4009

Antonia Ortiz

Core Leader

ZILKA RIOS, MS

Co-Leader UCC

787-798-3001 ext. 2082

JOSÉ TORRES-RUIZ

Co-Leader PHSU

787-840-2575 ext. 2285