Poster on Technological Connectivity and Social Isolation in Puerto Rican Communities Wins Student Award at VI Puerto Rican Public Health Conference

The poster titled “Technological Connectivity, Social Isolation, and Community Resilience: A Qualitative Analysis of Community Forums in Puerto Rico” examines the challenges faced by isolated communities in Puerto Rico regarding access to technology, social connection, and the ability to recover from adversities. This study, conducted by the Hispanic Alliance for Clinical and Translational Research, highlights…

Strengthening Community Engagement and Support Through Capacity Building in Public Health

 The Puerto Rico Community Engagement Alliance (PR-CEAL), in collaboration with Castañer General Hospital, Inc. (CGH), has enhanced public health preparedness in rural areas of Castañer-Lares, Jayuya, Adjuntas, and Maricao. From October 2023 to June 2024, PR-CEAL impacted 150 participants through initiatives in clinical research, first responder support, and public health policy education. Capacity Building for…

Dr. Linda Laras Receives David Chadwick Outstanding Professional Award for Groundbreaking Work in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Research at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

With immense pride and pleasure, we announce that Dr. Linda Laras, a distinguished faculty member at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine and Director of the Puerto Rico Health Justice Center, has been honored with the prestigious David Chadwick Outstanding Professional Award by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). This award, presented…

GROW PR Network June 2024 Newsletter

Working Together: GROW PR Network’s Site visits This past May, GROW PR Network’s team members had the opportunity to meet with Neomed Center Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rosa Castro, and their Medical Director/Information Officer, Dr. Hector Rodriguez. Neomed Center has eight facilities providing a range of medical and ancillary services to the medically underserved…

The Alliance at the 9th National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE)

The Alliance at the 9th National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) The Alliance was present at the 9th National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), held from June 16-19, 2024, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Throughout this event, our Principal Investigators, Dr. Carlos Luciano and Dr. Evangelia Morou, along with…

Alliance Team Completes Training in Basic Life Support (BLS)

Our Alliance team has recently completed essential training at the Advanced Studies Center for Emergency Medical Personnel (CEAEM), hosted by the School of Health Professions at the Medical Sciences Campus. The sessions, which focused on Basic Life Support (BLS), were conducted on June 7 and June 14, 2024. We extend our sincere appreciation to the…

13th Scientific Day

On May 8th, 2024, the Hispanic Alliance for Clinical and Translational Research (The Alliance) held its 13th Scientific Day. This event, led by the Professional Development Core (PDC) of The Alliance, was part of the initiatives offered during the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Week (May 6th to 12th, 2024). This year the theme…

Dr. Ileana Rodríguez and Dr. José Rodríguez

GROW PR Network’s April Newsletter 2024

GROW PR Network’s April Newsletter 2024 LET’s Welcome GROW PR Network’s newest member!  Salud Integral de la Montaña (SIM) A private, non-profit, community-based organization, incorporated into the Department of State since 1974; recognized by the federal government as a “Federally Qualified Health Center” with a grant under section 330 of the Federal Public Health Law.…

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Celebrates Successful 8th Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

On April 2nd, 2024, the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (SJBSM)  celebrated its with great enthusiasm and over 150 attendees. Dr. Yocasta Brugal, SJBSM President, and the 8th Organizing Committee thank the presenters,  evaluators, SJBSM Students’ Council, the Research Interest Group, and attendees for contributing to the Symposium’s success and for making it once…