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Category Archives: Research Core C (Human Subjects & Sampling)
By mnobrega | Published: September 15, 2013
On August 18, 2013 the PROTECT Core C Team participated in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies in San Juan. Trainees, nurses, and faculty were on hand to participate. In addition to participating in the walk itself, the Core C team manned a booth that explained the PROTECT work to the community. Thank you […]
By mnobrega | Published: August 4, 2013
This week members of the PROTECT team attended the EPA Community Involvement Conference in Boston. Center Manager Mariah Nobrega, Human Subjects and Sampling Core Director Liza Anzalota, and incoming Community Engagement Core co-Leader Carmen Velez all participated in various sessions focused on best practices in community involvement and communication.
By mnobrega | Published: August 4, 2013
On July 30th PROTECT was featured in El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s most widely-read newspaper. The story, entitled Retos del Parto Prematuro (“Challenges of Preterm Birth”), raised awareness of the problem of preterm birth on the island and described the PROTECT study. The story was released in advance of PROTECT co-Director Jose Cordero presenting at […]
By mnobrega | Published: April 12, 2013
PROTECT Core C researcher Braulio Jimenez was interviewed in a recent news story on the rate of preterm birth in Puerto Rico. The story, presented by WAPA-TV, discussed PROTECT’s investigations into the role of environmental contamination and preterm birth. The video (in Spanish) is available here.
By mnobrega | Published: April 8, 2013
The first week of April saw very exciting news – the 500th woman has been recruited into the cohort of participants! This is an important milestone that will enable the program to reach its goal of 800 participants by March 2014.
By mnobrega | Published: February 7, 2013
On Monday February 4, NIEHS Director Dr. Linda Birnbaum visited the University of Puerto Rico in a talk coordinated by Core C Investigator Dr. Braulio Jimenez. During Dr. Birnbaum’s visit, she gave a lecture entitled “Future Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences” in which she discussed transdisciplinary research such as PROTECT’s as […]
By mnobrega | Published: November 19, 2012
PROTECT co-director and Core C leader Jose Cordero was recently quoted in a Fox News article about the alarmingly high rate of preterm birth in Puerto Rico. Said Dr. Cordero: “Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and babies who survive face an increased risk of life-long health challenges, including cerebral palsy, breathing […]
By mnobrega | Published: November 11, 2012
Friday November 8th, PROTECT recruited its 400th woman into the study cohort being led by the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus team (see picture). This exciting milestone marks the half-way point into the cohort of 800. Learn more about the data being collected on this cohort here.
By mnobrega | Published: April 12, 2012
PROTECT co-PI and Core C Leader Jose Cordero is collaborating with the EPA and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine to raise awareness of children’s environmental health, particularly in Puerto Rico. This one day, free-of-cost, conference will provide attendees with the latest information on hot topics in Children’s Environmental Health including prenatal exposures, asthma, childhood lead […]
By mnobrega | Published: August 23, 2011
PROTECT is proud to announce the first baby in the study cohort was born on August 19, 2011. Our congratulations to the family! Learn more about the Human Subjects and Sampling Core which is working directly with the women (and babies) in the study cohort here.
By mnobrega | Published: May 9, 2011
PROTECT Core C Researchers Dr. Jose Cordero and Dr. Hernando Mattei were profiled in an article published in the May 6, 2011 edition of El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper. The article, entitled “Ojo a peligrosa anticipación” (“Looking at dangerous prematurity”), focuses on the issue of preterm birth in Puerto Rico and the goals […]
By mnobrega | Published: October 10, 2010
Jose Cordero, co-Director of PROTECT and Core C leader, was recently nominated as one of two candidates for the presidency of the American Public Health Association. Please read more about this very prestigious nomination here.
By mnobrega | Published: September 10, 2010
In concert with colleagues at the March of Dimes and the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Dr. Jose Cordero (PROTECT co-Director and Research Translation Core Leader, March of Dimes Prematurity Steering Committee Chair, and Dean of the UPRMSC Graduate School of Public Health) recently held a symposium focused on premature birth prevention strategies. […]
By mnobrega | Published: March 5, 2010
Featured in the Harvard Gazette, March 5, 2010: José Cordero, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Puerto Rico, spoke on “Children’s Health: Learning from the Consequences of our Success” at the Harvard School of Public Health March 4. Cordero said that today’s leading cause of child mortality is birth defects, […]