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…

Alliance Participation at the 2024 ACTS Annual Meeting

Alliance Participation at the 2024 ACTS Annual Meeting In early April, members of the Alliance made a significant impact at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. This three-day event brought together a diverse array of attendees, including trainees, junior faculty, and seasoned scientists from CTSA and IDeA…

Empowering Success: Dr. Marian Sepúlveda’s Journey through Mentorship and Research Excellence!

PDC Spotlight Corner The Mentor-Mentee team composed by Dr. Marian Sepúlveda, mentee and Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at Ponce Health Sciences University/Ponce Research Institute (PHSU/PRI) and Dr. Kathryn Reissner, mentor and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC-Chapel Hill recently completed the Mentor-Mentee Teams Program sponsored by…

Scientific Communication in Clinical and Translational Research:

Successful completion of cohort 2022 – 2023   The  Scientific Communication in Clinical and Translational Research certificate is organized annually by the Professional Development Core (PDC) of the Hispanic Alliance of Clinical and Translational Research (The Alliance) and partially supported by the Hispanics-In-Research Capability: SoHP & SoM Partnership (HiREC). It was offered mainly online through…

PDC’s Mock Study Section at 12th Scientific Day a Resounding Success

As previously reported in the May 2023 Newsletter, PDC organized a Mock Study Section during the afternoon of the 12th Scientific Day of the Hispanic Alliance for Clinical and Translational Research (The Alliance). Here we summarize the organizational steps and report the participants’ evaluation results. During the Mock Study Section, the following researchers participated in…

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…

Empowering the Next Generation of Researchers: Mentor-Mentee Teams Announced for 2023-2025!

The New Mentor-Mentee teams for the year 2023-2025 have been announced and they are comprised of highly accomplished individuals. Dr. Marcos Ramos from Ponce Health Sciences University will be mentored by Dr. Loyda Melendez from UPR-Medical Sciences Campus, while Dr. Nelson Varas from Florida International University will mentor Dr. Elsa Orellano from UPR-Medical Sciences Campus.…

The Professional Development Core hosted a Successful Grant Writing Webinar Series

The Professional Development Core (PDC) from the Hispanic Alliance of Clinical and Translational Research (Alliance) in collaboration with the UPR/MDACC Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research recently offered an online “Grant Writing webinar series”. The purpose of this professional development activity was to provide trainees with the understanding of key elements that make up a…

2023 PDC Mentor-Mentee Teams’ Program

The Mentor-Mentee teams’ program is designed to help new investigators develop partnerships, skills, and tools to be successful in obtaining external funding to support their careers as independent researchers. One Mentor-Mentee team will be selected. The team will have a maximum of two years of support, contingent on progress shown through follow-up meetings and written progress…