Research Programs

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)

RCMI support is provided by the NCRR Division of Research Infrastructure (DRI).  It provides funding to recruit established and promising researchers, acquire advanced instrumentation, modify laboratories for competitive research, fund core research facilities, and other research support. Because many investigators at RCMI institutions study diseases that disproportionately affect minorities, NCRR support serves the dual purpose of bringing more minority scientists into mainstream research and enhancing studies of minority health.

Contact Information
Eddy Ríos Olivares, Ph.D., M.P.H.



Research Iniciative for Scientific Enhacement (RISE)

The Preparing Future Faculty Program will be developed by Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) to train Ph.D. candidates in biomedical research and in educational methodology, to prepare them for future careers as academic scientist and educators.  Recruitment of trainees will be easily accomplished, since nearly all students at UCC are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences (Hispanic and economically disadvantaged)
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Hector Maldonado, Ph.D.
787-798-3001 ext. 2045