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Congratulations to Dr. Harold Saavedra for Obtaining an R01

The Hispanic Alliance announces that Dr. Harold I. Saavedra, the PHSU co-leader of the Professional Development Core (PDC) obtained an R01 entitled Targeting centrosome‐mitotic kinases as a novel therapeutic approach against breast cancers in Hispanic/Latinas.  This is based on observations that Hispanic/Latinas with breast cancers have a poorer prognosis than non-Hispanic white women.  This poor mortality is…

The Harold I. Saavedra laboratory at PHSU is looking for a dynamic Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. 

Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), located in Southern Puerto Rico, specializes in studying health care disparities in Hispanic/Latinas.  To reduce these disparities PHSU currently holds three U54 institutional grants, including the U54 cancer Partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and PHSU, RCMI, and the Hispanic Alliance (in collaboration with UPR-Ciencias Médicas and Universidad Central del Caribe). …

Unraveling the Neural Basis of Female Aggression in Drosophila Melanogaster

Register   Description: Different intensity levels of aggression surround our daily lives, occasionally terminating in violence for some individuals. What nervous system mechanisms exist that set limits on such widely differing expressions of aggression? Is gender one of them? While aggression in males of many species has been studied dating back to the 1900s, female…