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…

2023 Alliance Retreat

2023 Alliance Retreat   The 2023 Alliance Retreat, held on December 7 & 8, featured a warm welcome from Alliance Principal Investigators Dr. Carlos Luciano, Dr. Evangelia Morou, Program Directors Dr. Diana Fernández, and Dr. Pedro Santiago. The distinguished gathering included officials from Alliance Institutions, such as Dr. Kenira Thompson from Ponce Research Institute and…

Contingency Plan for Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Introduction: The purpose of this plan is to establish a procedure that facilitates communication before, during, and after a potential hurricane or tropical storm impact in Puerto Rico. Our main objective is to ensure the safety of Alliance employees, researchers, and participants during such an event. Definitions: Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watch – refers to…

12th Scientific Day 2023

The Hispanic Alliance for Clinical and Translational Research (The Alliance) held its 12th Scientific Day on May 3rd, 2023. The theme for the plenary session was “Population Health After Disasters: Responses from the Scientific Community”. The activity was organized by the Professional Development Core. Since 2019, The Alliance’s Scientific Day is one of the main…

Dr. Maribel Campos Rivera appointed to President Biden’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition

Dr. Maribel Campos Rivera’s appointment to the President Binden’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition is noteworthy and commendable. As a member of the council, Dr. Campos Rivera will have the opportunity to contribute her expertise and insights toward promoting healthy eating and physical activity for all Americans, regardless of background or ability. Her appointment…

2022 Annual Retreat

On the 17th and 18th of November, we hosted the 2022 Annual Alliance Retreat at the Verdanza Hotel. The Alliance leaders presented their core updates in the morning session, followed by the External Advisory Committee (EAC) questions and advice. We also had the presence of some of our investigators, presenting their research projects, among them…

Dr. Luciano, Dr. Fernandez, Dr. Cruz-Correa, Dr. Santiago and Ivette Molina

2021 Alliance Retreat

2021 Alliance Retreat   The Alliance Retreat was a two-day event that brought together leaders, investigators, and support personnel from the partner’s institutions to report and evaluate our performance over the past year. We had the participation of the Alliance Internal and External Advisory Committee in a hybrid modality. Over 50 people participated in person…