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National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Student Initiation

The School of Medicine of the Universidad Central del caribe (UCC) and the GAMMA Chapter of the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, held its twenty-first (21) Initiation Ceremony this past month of February, at the Los Chavales Restaurant.

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Graduating Class of 2013 of the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

The Alumni Association of theSchoolofMedicineof the Universidad Central del Caribe held an exciting event with the Graduating Class of 2013. The activity served to symbolize the commitment these new professionals will have with their patients, who will practice their profession in a clear and direct manner with a holistic orientation.

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RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities

Entitled “Translating Science to Better Health: The Power of Diversity and multicultural Engagement”, Puerto Rico hosted the 13 International Symposium on Health Disparities of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), that took place October 10 – 13, 2012, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The conferences focused on diseases that disproportionately affect minority populations, such as: cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

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Iniciativa Comunitaria recognizes community work done by Medicina Urbana

The Iniciatica Comunitaria organization, directed by Dr. Vargas Vidot, paid homage to the student group Medicina Urbana and designated them as “Distinguished Volunteers”.

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Distinguished research work in the search for the treatment of diseases.

The Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) congratulates Yaliz Loperena, Raysa Rosario and Ivette Suárez, students in the Cellular and Molecular Biology doctoral program of the UCC School of Medicine, who were each invited by the American Association for Cancer Research to present their research work at the annual meeting to be held in Washington, D.C.

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First Phase of the Federal Department of Education Proposal Completed

The UCC  is happy to announce the completion of the renovation of the Educational Resources Facilities (ERF), located on the second floor of the Learning and Information Resources Center (CRAI, its acronym in Spanish), thanks to an approved proposal that had been submitted to the federal Department of Education.

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Campus visits to promote the Virtual Plaza HETS Services available free of charge to member institution’s community.

To reinforce internal relations and increase member’s involvement, the HETS Executive Director has visited various campuses to promote HETS free of charge services. These visits had the purpose to communicate HETS commitment to better serve its member institutions, and explore new collaborative liaisons.

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New Parkinson’s disease Study Reported by Researchers at Universidad Central del Caribe

The Paper“L-DOPA Uptake in Astrocytic Endfeet Enwrapping Blood Vessels in Rat Brain” was produced in the Universidad Central del Caribe by Drs.: Inyushin, Huertas, Kucheryavykh, Sanabria, Eaton, Skatchkov and Rojas.
This study has reached larger impact in the scientific community and it has been cited by several international newsletters.

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