RESEARCH CLUSTERS AND COLLABORATORS

The PRCTRC has established research partnerships with various community, research and clinical institutions. PRCTRC promotes the development of research clusters made up of researchers from the whole island and abroad.

The PRCTRC promotes the development of research clusters made up of researchers from the whole island and abroad. As an initial activity we need to identify researchers. We are asking you to access the Profile database at the RCMI Translational Research Network.

Researcher

  • Fill in your RTRN Profile so that your expertise is known throughout the RTRN Network. Profiles also allows you to look for collaborations by expertise area.
  • Bellow you will find an interactive list of PRCTRC current partners. Within each you will find a research contact information.
  • For a list of possible participant volunteers for your clinical research contact PRCTRC Research Design and Biostatistics Core https://prctrc.rcm.upr.edu/prctrc-components/research-design-and-biostatistics/

Please, contact us to start the process of organizing the cluster. To apply for any of the available PRCTRC resources, it is mandatory to have your updated information in our database. This database will enable the PRCTRC to convey to researchers specific calls for proposal, possible collaborators, and other relevant information to do research.

OUR CURRENT PARTNERS

New Horizons Center, Inc.

The New Horizons Centre is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by a group of parents. It is founded with the purpose of seeking new educational and training models aimed at developing and strengthening the potential and integration of youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

Casa Protejida Julia de Burgos

Protected House Julia de Burgos

The Protected House Julia de Burgos was created in San Juan in 1979 by a small group of women and men who lived the bitter experience of succoring a battered young woman with her children. Given the situation in Puerto Rico, that there were no resources to help this and many other women in need, this group was dedicated to creating a space where these women and their children have the opportunity to change their lives.

Aspira of Puerto Rico

ASPIRA, Inc. Puerto Rico (ASPIRA) is the leading non-governmental educational organization in Puerto Rico.  It is an entity characterized by its long-term commitment to the development of leaders in the Puerto Rican community and the education that promotes the human condition and the democratic process. Since its founding in 1969, ASPIRA has focused on providing personal and professional growth opportunities to young people and adults of limited resources.  Through services and programs for personal development and leadership, ASPIRA de Puerto Rico has promoted public policy for the benefit of this population.

Puerto Rican Lung Association

The Puerto Rican Lung Association is a purely Puerto Rican all volunteer, community-based, non-profit health organization. Committed to the pulmonary health of our citizens, the financial resources received are used to provide education, promotion and prevention of pulmonary health here in Puerto Rico, for the benefit of all. The Association is the oldest volunter health organization in Puerto Rico, founded in 1931.

Sister Isolina Ferrer Centers

The Christian humanistic philosophy of working in the community through its services and programs, this organization emphasizes the integral development of the person, whose dignity as a child of God is recognized. The Sister Isolina Ferre Centers develop men and women in their fullness within a community that has been rediscovered, re-educated and revitalized. The Centers transform and revitalize communities through education and training and turn their natural leaders into their collaborators.

Coai, Inc.

Coai, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and preventing diseases, from a social justice and human rights perspective, focusing on the needs of the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, questioning, queer and intersexual people (LHBTTQQl) in Puerto Rico.

United Way of Puerto Rico

United Way of Puerto Rico is a private, non-profit organization that for over 45 years has been dedicated to promoting the common good, creating opportunities for a better quality of life for all, by working as a team with volunteers, investor social charities and collaborators from different sectors. Our focus is on education, financial stability and health as the pillars to achieve a good quality of life. Currently, United Way of Puerto Rico financially supports 138 participating non-profit institutions and partner organizations that offer direct services to children, youth, adults and seniors. In addition, we have community-based programs and initiatives such as Puerto Rico’s 2-1-1 (now also online 211PR), the Volunteer Center that integrates the ‘I Care About You Club’ and ‘Sowing Future for the Development of a New Generation’, which provides the basis for fostering the development and continuous learning of early childhood in Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation

The Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation is the first and only organization to serve the Puerto Rican population with Down Syndrome with a comprehensive approach to services. Its mission is to work towards effective and productive integration of people with Down Syndrome into the educational, social and economic structures of Puerto Rico.

Asthma Project - Department of Health of Puerto Rico

The main purpose of the Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective Project is to develop and implement a Statewide Asthma Plan and Surveillance System throughout the island with the collaboration of agencies and organizations that make up the Asthma Coalition of Puerto Rico.

Taller Salud inc

Taller Salud, Inc. is the first feminist group organized in Puerto Rico to work with women’s health. Created in 1979 by two pioneers who worked in New York against the massive sterilization of poor and Latin American women, mostly Puerto Ricans. Upon their return to Puerto Rico, they organized to help guarantee the right to terminate a pregnancy and access contraceptives as an alternative to mass sterilization of low-income women. Over time, their work expanded to cover other issues related to the health and sexuality of women of all ages.

Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities, Research Centers in Minority Institutions

The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program develops and strengthens the research infrastructure necessary to conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research and foster the next generation of researchers from underrepresented populations.

Taller Salud inc

Fundación de Investigación is a clinical research organization providing services in the development, planning, execution and analysis of clinical trials. It also provides Bioanalytica services for method development, qualitative and quantitative analysis of small molecules and peptides.

San Jorge Children's Hospital

San Jorge Children’s Hospital is a tertiary care, state-of-the-art, pediatric hospital with a medical faculty that covers all pediatric specialties and sub-specialties.

Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education and Career Development (HCTRECD)

The “HISPANICS-IN-RESEARCH CAPABILITY: SoHP & SoM Partnership” (HiREC) National Institutes of Health is responsible for the development of an infrastructure for research, mentoring and support to young researchers of the UPR-System and other partner universities in this work.

Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center has been established to deliver the best research-driven cancer care through programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats

The PROTECT program examines exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to preterm birth. Puerto Rico has the highest rate of preterm births in the United States among US states and territories.  It also has the highest density per square mile of hazardous waste sites and sites in the National Priority list of all jurisdictions in the United States.

HIMA San Pablo System

The HIMA San Pablo system is a network of inpatient and outpatient facilities in Puerto Rico. HIMA San Pablo is working to establish an infrastructure directed to provide research support to its faculty members.

PHSU- Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program

The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program develops and strengthens the research infrastructure necessary to conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research and foster the next generation of researchers from underrepresented populations.

UCC- Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program

The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program develops and strengthens the research infrastructure necessary to conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research and foster the next generation of researchers from underrepresented populations.

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI), Multidisciplinary And Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion (MATRIX)

This network of RCMI institutions represents researchers working to grow the network of collaboration among minority investigators working on clinical and translational research on health disparities.

RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN)

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network (RTRN) fosters and supports inter-institutional collaboration to maximally leverage outcomes, resources and expertise across member RCMI institutions, enhancing research capacity and accelerating the understanding and treatment of diseases, with a focus on those that disproportionately affect underserved communities.

Division of Community Services-Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research

The Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research (CIES) is a dynamic organization committed to providing leadership in the practice of research and the highest quality evaluation to promote the well-being of our people and communities.  It was founded in 1982, and is a unit within the Graduate School of Health at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.

Puerto Rico Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence

PRINBRE is a program whose efforts are to promote the continued development of biomedical research infrastructure in Puerto Rico. Such continued development is achieved through the implementation of a strengthened and cohesive structure; integration of common scientific and educational interests; collaborations; and a newly created Mentoring Initiative.

Puerto Rico Primary Care Association

The Puerto Rico Primary Care Association provides technical assistance, training and support to the Prevention and Primary Health Care Network of Federally Qualified Health Centers that represent access to and excellence in health services provided in Puerto Rico.

Center of Diabetes Research, Education and Medical Services

The mission of the Center of Diabetes Research, Education and Medical Services is to reduce the prevalence, mortality and morbidity of people living with diabetes by implementing research, educational, and clinical programs.  The Center strives to provide care to its patients that is equal to that offered by the leading diabetes care and research centers in the world.

Endowed Health Services Research Center

The mission of the Endowed Health Services Research Center (EHSRC) is to help improve the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in Puerto Rico through the development of new knowledge about health conditions with despaired circumstances and outcomes in the Puerto Rican community.