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.
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.
The RCMI-CentIT2 facility provided telecommunications support for the online webinar “FCOI Reporting Requirements & eRA Commons FCOI Module Demo”.
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).
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.
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.
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.
All information regarding the application and electronic submission process for the Small Grants Initiative is available now at http://rcmi-sgi.rcm.upr.edu
The Center for Information Technologies and Telecommunications (CentIT2) provided technical support for an interactive course titled Entry to the Genome World: Genome Browsers that was presented on December 6, 2011, via Internet2 from the National Library of Medicine, NIH, to the Center for Informatics and Technology (CIT) computer cluster at the School of Medicine.
The Institute of Neurobiology hosted the 20th Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference, which was held at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe in Old San Juan on December 3rd, 2011.
Joseph Morris, CentIT2 Systems Administrator, gave a seminar on Security Hardening for Linux Servers at the Department of Computer Sciences, UPR Rio Piedras Campus on November 30, 2011.
Dr. José G. Conde, RCMI Program Director and Director of the Center for Information Technologies and Telecommunications (CentIT2), and Ms. Brenda Nieves, Systems Programmer at CentIT2, gave a second workshop about the Research Electronic Data Capture system (REDCap) on Thursday Wednesday, November 10, 2011, at the School of Public Health.
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.
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.
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.