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P RO G R A M I M PAC T

STUDENTS November 2017

PR-INBRE STUDENTS

Puerto Rico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence




E M P LOY M E N T CAREER SUCCESS

E BR - IN PR

E D U C AT I O N


Background
 The Puerto Rico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-INBRE) is a program inspired by the National Institutes of Health Institutional Developmental Awards: IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence. The main goals of the PR-INBRE are to: Enhance and strengthen the scientific infrastructure and research competitiveness of the Commonwealth in three specific research areas deemed to be key to advance Puerto Rico’s biomedical and behavioral research capacity. Elevate the productivity, competitiveness, and number of human resources needed to attract established investigators in Neurosciences, Drug Development and Molecular Medicine Promote the development of research skills of talented junior investigators and gifted students. The PR-INBRE network consist of two research institutions that includes the UPR-Rio Piedras and the UPR-MSC, eight primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and seven outreach institutions. Since 2001, the PR-INBRE have been supporting through the Science and Technology Competency Education Core (STCE) a significant number of undergraduate and graduates students. The STCE main goals is to provide opportunities for promising undergraduate and graduate students by sponsoring research training and enrichment opportunities, provide support for travel conducive to research training and sponsor workshops, specialized courses and training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. The STCE helps strengthen research capacity at network institutions by providing opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of science topics and develop research skills. Student participation in the proposed STCE activities will prepare them for a successful application process into graduate programs.

Lead Institutions

PUIs Institutions

Outreach Institutions

UPR-Rio Piedras

UPR-Cayey

UPR Ponce

UPR-Medical Science

UPR-Humacao

UPR Aguadilla

UPR-Mayagüez

Universidad Carlos Albizu

Universidad del Este

Universidad Central del Caribe

Universidad del Turabo

Ponce Health Sciences University

Universidad Metropolitana

Pontifical Catholic University of PR

Universidad Interamericana Metro

Universidad Interamericana San Germán

Universidad Interamericana Bayamón

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The Puerto Rico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-INBRE) impacted the following students in the last two years (2015-2017) of the current grant+ cycle:  

936

Students participated in PR-INBRE sponsored activities during the yrs 2015-2017 532 Undergraduate students 319 Graduate students 85 High school students (K-12)

202

Students in the laboratories of PR-INBRE sponsored investigators during the yrs 2015-2017 167 Undergraduate students 35 Graduate students

24

Students awarded with a fellowship or travel award during the yrs 2015-2017

143

PR-INBRE Alumni (yrs 2001-2016) Junior Research Associates (2017-2018): 14 students +Current

Grant Cycle: yrs 20015-2020

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Tracking by Years  2001-2003

2004-2009

2009-2014

2015-Present

BRIN

PR-AABRE

PR-AABRE

PR-INBRE

3 Students**

62 Students**

48 Students**

35 Students

BRIN

3 students participated of BRIN (2 students were tracked and 1 student was unable to locate) Tracking success rate: 66.7%

Puerto Rico Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-AABRE)

62 students participated of PR-AABRE (46 students were tracked and 16 student were unable to locate), 24 students participated more than 1 year of the program Tracking success rate: 74.1%

Puerto Rico Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-AABRE)

48 students participated of PR-AABRE (38 students were tracked and 10 student were unable to locate), 2 students participated more than 1 year of the program Tracking success rate: 79.1%

Puerto Rico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-INBRE)

35 students participated of PR-INBRE (all students were tracked) Tracking success rate: 100.0%

During the 2014-2015 year the program did not have students. Note: A total of 26 students** participated more than one year of the program. Since 2001, a total of 143 students (nonduplicate) participated of the program.

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PR-INBRE Alumni 2001-2017 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

Gustavo Afanador Migdalia Chéveres Jennifer Concepción Limari Cora Huertas Emmanuel A. Cruz Darah Fontanez Nuin Aurian García Gonzalez José A. García Bárbara González Karelyn González Cruz Tessa Humphries Aliana López de Victoria Rosa A Lozada Marina Martínez Nilda G. Medina Francisco Merced Ortiz Abner Nieves Torres Mario G. Ortiz Martinez Yamaris Pacheco Miriam Padilla Lixmar Pereira Antonio Pérez Rebeca Reyes Salaman Gloricelys Rivera Lizmarie Rivera María Rivera Alexandra M. Rivera Brenda Rodríguez Ortiz Eva Nilda Rodríguez Nilmarie Santos Román Bernadette Sosa García Manuel Soto Ortiz Alia Toro Bahamonde Zally Torres Martínez Elizabeth Valentín Yandery Vera-Oliveras Milka Zayas Isalis Sánchez Peña Jesús M. Aponte Gloriana Aponte Flores

41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78.

Ángel M. Ayala Morales Carmen Bonilla Rivera Betzaida E. Castro Anatoliy Chorny Iris G. Colón Ferrán Mayra I. Cummings Aibenlitz Del Rio Kenia M. Delgado Evamariely García Solís Marta Gauthier Ivonne Gómez Irisbel Guzmán Sánchez Héctor J. Hernández Melvin G. Hernández Alejandro Lugo Topp Marielisa Maysonet Aníbal Meléndez Díaz Denisse Molina Rivera Ingrid M. Montes Lymaris Ortiz Rivera Lorena R. Padró Cortés Miraida Pagán Castillo Karla V. Palau Castro Joel Rivera Gandía Luis A. Rodríguez Eduardo Rosario Iliana Santiago Anaís Vásquez Rivera Betty Velázquez Cruz Anjanet L. Pérez Colón Yainyrette Rivera Rivera Valeria A. Vázquez Francisco J. Cruz Aixa Castro Valcárcel Jean Carlos Rivera Karoline Rios Rodríguez Javier A. Fraguela Ríos Natalia L. Rodríguez

79. Jessica M. Soto Hernández 80. Adriana Díaz Quiñones 81. Alegyari Figueroa Cruz 82. Alexandra Rosado 83. Amneris Hernández 84. Camille Ríos González 85. Carlos Rivera López 86. Gina Cordero 87. Jessenia Laguna Torres 88. Joshua Rosario Rivera 89. Leonardo Cheverez Abril 90. Luis Vázquez Montesino 91. María Pagán Jiménez 92. Miriam Espino González 93. Rebeca Betánces 94. Víctor Correa Rodríguez 95. Wilmarie Torres Rivera 96. Jorge Vargas Venero 97. Idializ Domínguez 98. Jessica Díaz Rivera 99. Fabián J. Vázquez 100. Ricardo Cruet Rivera 101. Yismeilín Feliz Mosquea 102. Gamalier Maldonado 103.Daniel Leal Alvarez 104.Mónica Quiñonez 105. Carmen M. Ortíz Sánchez 106.Linnette Colón Rivera 107.Paul Nieves Resto 108.Wigberto Hernández Flores 109.Christian Guzmán Morales 110.Ruth Lafontaine-Cruz 111.Elizabeth Castro Rivera 112.Darya Marchani Rivera 113.Josiris Rodríguez Pérez 114.Beatriz Cabrera Colón

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PR-INBRE Alumni 2001-2017 115.Arnold Rodriguez-Hilario 116.Gilmary Ortiz Morales 117. Noralejandra Vazquez 118.Angelica González Sánchez 119.Elys P. Rodríguez Rivera 120.Joseph Mooney Garozzo 121.Osvaldo Vega Rodríguez 122.Steven J. Toro De León 123.Luis F. Centeno Matos 124.Andrea Del Mar Ramos 125.Roger Machin Rivera 126.Sabrina Valentín Cardona 127.Pedro A . Albelo Rivera 128.Cassandra Santiago Nieves 129.Kenya F. Álamo Rodríguez 130.Ricardo José Carrero Vallé 131.Nilka Mari Rivera Serrano 132.Lydia C. Rodríguez Corcelles 133.Gabriela Paola Román Buso 134.Ashley Ann Laureano Otero 135.Natasha Nicolle Inglés 136.Geovanny Ruíz Ríos 137.Valeria Cecilia Torres Irizarry 138.Valerie Ann Rodríguez Torres 139.Reynaldo José de Jesús 140.Álani Aldarondo Torres 141. Sofía Carolina Pérez Otero 142.Mahmoud Matar Abed 143.Ricardo M. Nuñez Medina

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Highest Degree Completed   Degree Completed

N

%*

Post Doc

2

2.2%

Ph.D.

33

36.7%

M.D.

10

11.1%

M.S.

9

10.0%

Ed.D.

1

1.1%

Other Graduate Degree

1

1.1%

B.S.

31

34.5%

B.A.

2

2.2%

Associate

1

1.1%

Subtotal

90

Currently studying

26

-

Unknown

27

-

143 * Percentage based on alumni that completed a degree (n=90). Exclude students that are currently studying or unable to locate.

6 2 . 2 % OF THE PR-INBRE ALUMNI COMPLETED A G R A D UAT E D E G R E E *

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Highest Degree in Biomedical Sciences N

In Biomedical Sciences (N)

2

2

Ph.D.

33

29

M.D.

10

10

M.S.

9

9

Ed.D.

1

-

Other Graduate Degree

1

-

B.S.

31

31

B.A.

2

-

Associate

1

-

90

81

Currently studying **

26

-

Unknown

27

-

143

81

Degree Completed


 Post Doc

Subtotal

* Percentage based on alumni that completed a degree (n=90). ** Alumni that have not completed a degree yet and are currently studying

9 0 % OF THE

DEGREE COMPLETED WHERE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES*

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Institutions were alumni completed their Graduate Degree โ€ฉ UPR-Rio Piedras

Pontificia Universidad Catรณlica

UPR-Mayaguez

Central Caribbean University

UPR-Medical Sciences Campus

Universidad Metropolitana

Ponce School of Medicine

Universidad Carlos Albizu

John Hopkins University

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Local 72.3%

University of Texas at El Paso Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine New York University

University of California, Berkeley University of Central Florida New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Mainland 21.3%

Universidad Autรณnoma de Guadalajara Universidad Central del Este (Dominican Republic)

International 6.4%

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Honors & Awards received by Alumni  

National Dean's List

Best Poster Presentation (AGMUS Research Symposium)

Travel Award Trias Monge

Scholar in Training Award for AACR Frontiers in Basic Cancer

SACNAS Conference Award

Scholarship Educational Award from the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Inc

ABCRMS Travel Award 2008 Honor in Science Scholarship

Biomedical Corporative Immunology Symposium Award

Travel Award 2013 FIU Biomedical

Young Investigator Travel Award (18th Annual SNIP Meeting)

Southern California Chapter Award

UCC OADRGS Scholarship Eli Lilly and Company Audio Visual Competition

ANCRMS Presentation award 2008 FEN Young Travel Fund Grant 2010 SACNAS Conference Award Graduate Student Award Biology Student Organization Minority Trainee Research Forum Acres of Diamonds Award

Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment Award of Academic Excellence for Minority Participation (AMP) APS Professional Skills Training Award Scholar-in-Training Award for AACR Frontiers in Basic Cancer

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Employment 


37.5%

4.7% HEALTH

52.3%

RESEARCH*

4.7%

PRIVATE SECTOR

OTHER

Location

United States (n=10)

Costa Rica (n=1) Note: Percentage based on alumni that completed a degree (n=42). *Research include the following: Research in Higher Education (35.7%) Research in Private Sector (14.3%) Research in Government (<1.0% )

Puerto Rico (n=30)

Egypt (n=1)

71.4%

O F T H E A L U M N I T H AT W E R E E M P L OY E D A R E L O C AT E D I N P U E RTO RICO

Education(K-12): <1.0%

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Currently Studying In Progress

N

%*

Post Doc

3

6.6%

Ph.D.

11

24.5%

M.D.

3

6.6%

M.S.

6

13.5%

M.D./Ph.D.

1

2.2%

B.S.

19

42.3%

Postbaccalaurete

2

4.3%

45

-

* Currently studying include alumni that already completed a degree.

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57.7%

O F T H E A L U M N I T H AT A R E C U R R E N T LY S T U DY I N G A R E I N G R A D UAT E S C H O O L

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Methodologyâ&#x20AC;Š The external evaluation team developed and implemented a comprehensive tracking system to follow up PR-INBRE alumni success. The tracking system included online survey, emails, search in social networks and academics webpages. PR-INBRE Alumni Survey- An online survey was designed to collect information about alumni current status (e.g. degree completed, employment, location). The survey was available for a period of two months. Weekly reminders were sent to alumni. Emails- The alumni were also contacted by emails. The evaluators prepared and send personalized emails to the alumni. Mentors were also contacted in order to update the alumni status. The external evaluation team also collected information using the social networks platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn) An extensive search was also conducted using academic webpages (e.g. PubMed, NIH Reporter, Grantome University Databases) The main purpose of the tracking study was to determine PR-INBRE alumni academic status and career progress. The tracking results help to answer the following questions: How many alumni completed a degree in biomedical sciences? What percentage are currently studying? Where are located the alumni? In what sector are currently employed the alumni? 81.1% of the alumni were located and their status updated

T R AC K I N G S O U RC E O N L I N E S U RV E Y SOCIAL MEDIA M E N TO R S EMAIL

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PR-INBRE 2001-2017

Prepared by Nicole M. Ortiz Vega, M.S. Sharon M. Alvalle VĂŠlez, M.S.

DSC-CIES Were passion and innovation meet

Supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20 GM103475. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. P U E RTO R I C O I D E A N E T WO R K B I O M E D I C A L R E S E A R C H E X C E L L E N C E

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