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  • Two Neuroscientists at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine received RO1 grants from the National Institutes of Health — RCMI (2011-2016)
    laboratory at the Department of Anatomy Dr Yudowski s award comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA for a project titled Endocytic mechanisms controlling functional selectivity of the CB1 receptor to be conducted in his laboratory at the Institute of Neurobiology Dr Emma Fernández Repollet Principal Investigator of the RCMI Program at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus highlighted that Dr Yudowski is an active participant of the RCMI Translational Neuroscience Program at the Institute of Neurobiology He also serves as mentor and collaborator of junior faculty participating in the RCMI Pilot Project Program Dr Yudowski s graduate student Agnes Acevedo was also one of the recipients of the 2014 RCMI Student Travel Award She trained at the University of Connecticut on how to use siRNAs for silencing Beta arrestin proteins Congratulations to both Dr Meléndez and Dr Yudowski and their research teams on this important and significant achievement Navigation News Puerto Rico s Bioscience Week Dr José F Cordero named the first Gordhan L and Virginia B Jinx Patel Distinguished Professor Two Neuroscientists at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine received RO1 grants from the National Institutes of Health Our YouTube Channel Twitter eagle i WebNews Our monthly newsletter Contact us Emma Fernández Repollet Ph D Principal Investigator RCMI Program Room 621 A 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Building Medical Sciences Campus GPO Box 365067 San Juan PR 00936 5067 Email e fernandez upr edu Voice 787 763 9401 FAX 787 758 5206 UPR Acknowledgement of Funding This program is funded by RCMI grant G12 MD007600 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health Please use this number to acknowledge support November 2015 November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news/neurosgrant14 (2015-11-01)
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  • Research of Investigators at the University of Puerto Rico's Graduate School of Public Health Highlighted in National Publication — RCMI (2011-2016)
    Health The article entitled Born too Soon describes the collaborative efforts of the UPR Medical Sciences Campus UPR Mayaguez Northeastern University and the University of Michigan to identify environmental risk factors for preterm birth in Puerto Rico Preterm birth is of serious health concern in Puerto Rico where one in five children is born prematurely The research described in the article is supported by a 12 million award ProTECT from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS of the National Institutes of Health NIH The article can be accessed at http chronicle com article Born Too Soon 147879 Navigation News Puerto Rico s Bioscience Week Dr José F Cordero named the first Gordhan L and Virginia B Jinx Patel Distinguished Professor Research of Investigators at the University of Puerto Rico s Graduate School of Public Health Highlighted in National Publication Our YouTube Channel Twitter eagle i WebNews Our monthly newsletter Contact us Emma Fernández Repollet Ph D Principal Investigator RCMI Program Room 621 A 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Building Medical Sciences Campus GPO Box 365067 San Juan PR 00936 5067 Email e fernandez upr edu Voice 787 763 9401 FAX 787 758 5206 UPR Acknowledgement of Funding This program is funded by RCMI grant G12 MD007600 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health Please use this number to acknowledge support November 2015 November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Upcoming Events NeuroAIDS A Tango of HIV and the Host Nov 17 2015 12 00 PM 01 00 PM Amphitheater 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Bldg Medical Sciences Campus 2nd International Symposium of

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news/corderopub2014 (2015-11-01)
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  • UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center Breaks Ground For New Hospital — RCMI (2011-2016)
    to investigating the causes and treatment of cancer Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in a statement They have a key role in advancing the cause of reducing deaths from cancer The Governor emphasized the hospital is aiming to be a primary source for discoveries about the nature of cancer and the development of new approaches to prevention diagnosis and therapy The total investment of construction equipment and other requirements to operate the hospital exceeds 150 million The 12 floor facility will house eight halls specialized in cancer surgery intensive care unit a unit of intermediate care and three floors with 72 beds as well as chemotherapy specialized breast cancer treatment bone marrow transplant and nuclear medicine among many other services The building was designed by the prestigious RJMJ firm with vast experience in hospital facilities and comprehensive Cancer Centers Construction of the project is projected to last around 30 months with a completion date set for April 2016 Navigation News Puerto Rico s Bioscience Week Dr José F Cordero named the first Gordhan L and Virginia B Jinx Patel Distinguished Professor UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center Breaks Ground For New Hospital Our YouTube Channel Twitter eagle i WebNews Our monthly newsletter Contact us Emma Fernández Repollet Ph D Principal Investigator RCMI Program Room 621 A 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Building Medical Sciences Campus GPO Box 365067 San Juan PR 00936 5067 Email e fernandez upr edu Voice 787 763 9401 FAX 787 758 5206 UPR Acknowledgement of Funding This program is funded by RCMI grant G12 MD007600 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health Please use this number to acknowledge support November 2015 November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news/newcancerbdg (2015-11-01)
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  • Researcher at the Medical Sciences Campus receives MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health — RCMI (2011-2016)
    this is the first MERIT ever awarded to a scientist based in Puerto Rico The MERIT award provides long term grant support 10 years to investigators whose research competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are highly likely to continue to perform in an outstanding manner The purpose of the award is to foster their continued creativity This is indeed an extraordinary accomplishment by Dr Quirk and his research team and an honor for the UPR Medical Sciences Campus and Puerto Rico said Dr Emma Fernández Repollet Principal Investigator of the RCMI Program About the RCMI Program The RCMI Program is a federally funded initiative 8G12 MD007600 NIMHD NIH Since its inception in 1986 the RCMI Program has developed and strengthened the research infrastructure at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus by expanding human and physical resources for conducting basic biomedical and behavioral research Dr Emma Fernández Repollet Professor School of Medicine serves as Principal Investigator of the Program Navigation News Puerto Rico s Bioscience Week Dr José F Cordero named the first Gordhan L and Virginia B Jinx Patel Distinguished Professor Researcher at the Medical Sciences Campus receives MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health Our YouTube Channel Twitter eagle i WebNews Our monthly newsletter Contact us Emma Fernández Repollet Ph D Principal Investigator RCMI Program Room 621 A 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Building Medical Sciences Campus GPO Box 365067 San Juan PR 00936 5067 Email e fernandez upr edu Voice 787 763 9401 FAX 787 758 5206 UPR Acknowledgement of Funding This program is funded by RCMI grant G12 MD007600 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health Please use this number to acknowledge support November 2015 November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news/gqrkmrtawrd (2015-11-01)
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  • Researcher at the Institute of Neurobiology Wins Prestigious NIH Award — RCMI (2011-2016)
    publication has received national attention and was highlighted by the New England Journal of Medicine as a significant step toward making a reality the repair of specific mistakes in the protein making machinery of patient using nanomachines said Dr Rosenthal praising the talent of his doctoral student and the benefits of collaborative research http www nejm org doi full 10 1056 NEJMcibr1313514 About of the Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities CCRHD The CCRHD focuses on the development of a more efficient and competitive research infrastructure to carry out basic clinical and translational studies in health disparities affecting the Puerto Rican population It includes five research facilities and six activities which provide administrative and research development support to investigators at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus For more information about CCRHD and its facilities and projects please visit http rcmi rcm upr edu About the Institute of Neurobiology INB at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus The INB founded in 1967 is a multidisciplinary interdepartmental facility dedicated to the study of nervous system structure and function Its eleven laboratories utilize a variety of model systems to address some of the most challenging issues facing modern Neuroscience ranging from synapse development and specification in Drosophila to the molecular basis of addiction The Institute of Neurobiology houses a NeuroImaging Core confocal live imaging electron microscopy a shared Molecular Neurobiology Core and a Neurogenetics Core Facilities are available for short and long term visits by scientists and students Research reported in this press release is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under RCMI award number G12MD007600 The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/RCMI_News/jrosenthal (2015-11-01)
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  • Brenda Nieves Obtains Certificate of Professional Development — RCMI (2011-2016)
    and Logical Design and Seamless Web 2 0 Integration Congratulations Brenda on your hard work and achievement Navigation News Puerto Rico s Bioscience Week Dr José F Cordero named the first Gordhan L and Virginia B Jinx Patel Distinguished Professor Brenda Nieves Obtains Certificate of Professional Development Our YouTube Channel Twitter eagle i WebNews Our monthly newsletter Contact us Emma Fernández Repollet Ph D Principal Investigator RCMI Program Room 621 A 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Building Medical Sciences Campus GPO Box 365067 San Juan PR 00936 5067 Email e fernandez upr edu Voice 787 763 9401 FAX 787 758 5206 UPR Acknowledgement of Funding This program is funded by RCMI grant G12 MD007600 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health Please use this number to acknowledge support November 2015 November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Upcoming Events NeuroAIDS A Tango of HIV and the Host Nov 17 2015 12 00 PM 01 00 PM Amphitheater 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Bldg Medical

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news/brendacert (2015-11-01)
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  • News — RCMI (2011-2016)
    recent publication Read More The RCMI Translational Proteomics Center participates in the 2nd World Congress The RCMI Translational Proteomics Center reported the participation of Dr Loyda Meléndez Key Activity Director and Dr Linda Rivera Post doctoral Fellow in the 2nd World Congress in Virology held on Au gust in Las Vegas NV Read More Dr Krishan Arora NIMHD Health Scientist visited the UPR Medical Sciences Campus Dr Krishan Arora NIMHD Health Scientist Administrator for the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Consortium PRCTRC visited the UPR Medical Sciences Campus on August 14 15th Read More The RCMI CentIT2 facility provided telecommunications support for online webinar The RCMI CentIT2 facility provided telecommunications support for the online webinar FCOI Reporting Requirements eRA Commons FCOI Module Demo Read More The RCMI Program congratulates Dr Jorge Duconge for the editorial article The RCMI Program congratulates Dr Jorge Duconge for the editorial article Generic to genetic transition in cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric drugs opportunity for personalized medicine recently published in Pharmacogenomics Duconge J and G Ruaño Pharmacogenomics 2012 13 10 1097 1100 Read More The Advancement Management Program continues improving the managemnet processes The Advancement Management Program continues improving the management processes and the efficiency of the administrative services provided by the RCMI Program to investigators at the MSC Read More The Symposium Biospecimen Repositories in Health Disparities Research A symposium titled Biospecimen Repositories in Health Disparities Research A Technical Assistance Summit was held at the John A Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa on May 15 17 2012 Read More RCMI Faculty Elected President of the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry AMGDB Election took place at AMGDB s Annual Meeting held in Maui Hawaii on January 2012 Read More RCMI Small Grants Call for Proposals All information regarding the application

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news?b_start:int=20 (2015-11-01)
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  • News — RCMI (2011-2016)
    the Research Electronic Data Capture system REDCap on Thursday Wednesday November 10 2011 at the School of Public Health Read More CentIT2 Supports AccessGrid Transmission of NSF Workshop from Louisiana State University The Center for Information Technologies and Telecommunications CentIT2 provided local AccessGrid infrastructure and support for the the workshop Winning CAREER Award by George Hazelrigg MA MSE PhD Deputy Division Director Division of Civil Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation NSF Read More 25th Anniversary RCMI Program The RCMI Program at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus celebrated its 25th Anniversary on October 24 2011 The event was attended by Dr Sidney A McNairy Jr Director of the Division of Research Infrastructure at the National Center for Research Resources NCRR National Institutes of Health NIH and was organized to acknowledge the contribution of the people who have contributed to the success of the program especially during the last five years including senior and junior investigators administrative officials technical personnel and administrative staff Read More RCMI and CienciaPR Partners in Promoting Science and Research in Puerto Rico The RCMI Program co sponsored two activities celebrating the fifth anniversary of Ciencia Puerto Rico CienciaPR a non for profit organization established in 2006 with the mission of providing a portal in where the members of the scattered Puerto Rican scientific could have a meeting point Read More Previous 20 items 1 2 3 Navigation News Puerto Rico s Bioscience Week Dr José F Cordero named the first Gordhan L and Virginia B Jinx Patel Distinguished Professor Our YouTube Channel Twitter eagle i WebNews Our monthly newsletter Contact us Emma Fernández Repollet Ph D Principal Investigator RCMI Program Room 621 A 6th floor Guillermo Arbona Building Medical Sciences Campus GPO Box 365067 San Juan PR 00936 5067 Email e fernandez upr edu Voice

    Original URL path: http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu/news?b_start:int=40 (2015-11-01)
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