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UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center Breaks Ground For New Hospital

In order to help cancer families and their families, the Comprehensive Center of Cancer (CCC) at the University of Puerto Rico will begin the construction of a new cancer hospital in Rio Piedras.

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Researcher at the Medical Sciences Campus receives MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health

The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is pleased to announce that Gregory Quirk, Ph.D., a professor at Department of Psychiatry, UPR School of Medicine and RCMI Key Activity Director of the Pilot Project Program, has been selected by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to receive a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award for his application RO1 MH05883-17.

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Researcher at the Institute of Neurobiology Wins Prestigious NIH Award

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, The RCMI Program is pleased to announce that Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., from the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, teamed up with Gail Mandel, Ph.D.; John Adelman, Ph.D.; and Paul Brehm, Ph.D., from the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, to obtain one of 10 Transformative Research Awards — one of the four High Risk-High Reward award categories — for their project to develop a novel strategy to recode molecules in cells to fix mutations in faulty genes. The group is using several models systems and different diseases to optimize repair of genetic mutations.

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NIMHD Awards Supplement to Promote Vaccination Against Influenza During Pregnancy in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Center for Collaborative Research on Health Disparities (CCRHD) at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus, received a supplement award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Funds were awarded to a demonstration project which will promote influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Puerto Rico during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

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RCMI Program at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Releases New Website

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website for the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program. By updating our main site: (http://rcmi.rcm.upr.edu)

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RCMI International Health Disparities Symposium Names James EK Hildreth as Greenwood Award Recipient

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – August 8, 2012 – The 13th RCMI Biennial International Symposium on Health Disparities selection committee announces Dr James EK Hildreth as the sixth Frederick C Greenwood Award recipient. The Greenwood Award recognizes individuals whose scientific contributions and meritorious service directly impact disadvantaged and underserved ethnic minority populations.

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RCMI 2012 International Health Disparities Symposium Dedicated to Dr. Sidney A. McNairy, Jr.

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO USA – April 16, 2012 – The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) 2012 Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to announce the dedication of the 13th International Symposium on Health Disparities to Dr. Sidney A. McNairy, Jr. Dr. McNairy’s twenty-five years of exemplary leadership contributed to the development and growth of the RCMI program.

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University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus awarded $13.6 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support collaborative research program

September 2011 -The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus has been awarded $13.6 million for the next five years to continue facilitating the development of competitive research in the Medical Sciences Campus. The Program will focus on developing a more efficient and competitive research infrastructure at the Medical Sciences Campus to conduct translational studies in health disparities affecting the Puerto Rican population.

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