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2 Welcome Messages Welcome to the Medical Sciences Campus 34 th Research and Education Forum. We are proud to host this great annual event in which we seek to disseminate scientific research in order to help us develop strategies to promote knowledge, programs, and interventions aimed at improving health and the quality of life in Puerto Rico. The forum s main theme: Information in Health and Education: New Directions in Translational Research, invites us to reflect on the importance of the transition from basic research to clinical applications that benefit health and also lead us to new frontiers and projections. The Annual Forum brings our six schools together in the pursuit of excellence in research and education. This year, we have had an unprecedented number of participants and sponsors from our campus and other institutions in the island and abroad. In spite of difficult times locally and world-wide, our institution responds with renewed strength and commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and the attainment of its mission as an academic health center. Edgar Colón-Negrón, MD, MACR Acting Chancellor Medical Sciences Campus As Acting Dean for Academic Affairs I welcome you to the 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum. This year s topic is particularly challenging given the exponential growth of information and the need to harness that information into manageable and useful ways. Never before has humanity produced so much information in all fields of knowledge; never before has humanity been faced with the reality that individuals can no longer handle that information without designing comprehensive, thorough, and very efficient systems. In translational research, information systems are the bridges that connect basic research and applied fields. They make the flow and application of scientific knowledge possible. Linking electronic medical records and information databases is now possible. So is evidence based practice and telemedicine. Information and technology have paved the way to better services. That is the great accomplishment of our times and also our biggest challenge. Systems must be updated and continuously modified if we are to continue to succeed in this venture. It is our hope that activities such as the Annual Forum contribute to the advancement of science and practice. I thank all those involved in the planning and organization of the Annual Forum. It is hard work, but always very rewarding. Congratulations! Ricardo R. González-Méndez, PhD Acting Dean Deanship for Academic Affairs 1

3 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum MSC Organizing Committee Dr. Ivonne Angleró Vega School of Health Professions Dr. Magaly Martínez Ferrer School of Pharmacy Dr. Israel Matías González School of Medicine Dr. Evangelia Morou Dr. Carmen Buxó School of Dental Medicine Dr. María I. Castro Laboy School of Nursing Dr. Edgardo Ruiz Cora Graduate School of Public Health Dr. Blanca E. Amorós Rivera Deanship for Student Affairs Prof. Efraín Flores Rivera Deanship for Academic Affairs Ms. Ivonne Ramos Muriel Deanship for Academic Affairs Mr. Gastón Rodríguez Ortiz Deanship for Academic Affairs Ms. Jessica Zayas Dávila Deanship of Administration Ex Officio Members Dr. Valerie Wojna Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal Dr. Juan B. Giusti Institute for Health Sciences History Dr. Rodulfo Gautier Arts and Sciences Academy of Puerto Rico Goal of the Forum To promote an opportunity for faculty, students, residents and other professionals to share the outcomes of their research and education projects. Specific Objectives Present the outcomes of research and education projects Increase the amount and quality of research and education projects in UPR MSC Improve scientific writing and presentation skills of students, residents and junior faculty Identify potential future projects and collaborations Foster mentorship interactions of senior faculty with junior faculty and trainees 2

4 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum Dedicated to the Conrado F. Asenjo Library Centennial, Someone once asked Dr. William Henry Welch of Johns Hopkins University which was the most outstanding contribution of the United States to health. He mentioned several key discoveries and pinpointed that one of the most impressive contributions was the Surgeon General s Library and Index-Catalogue. The experience of Army physicians during the Civil War and the growth of medical knowledge during that period led to a legacy of medical contents and organization of knowledge systems which are the backbone of medical librarianship. The Conrado F. Asenjo Library celebrates its Centennial in As a health sciences library and a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine it shares with other libraries in the United States the tradition and contributions of the Surgeon General s Library. Nonetheless, the Conrado F. Asenjo Library is also part of another important tradition that had its origin in the former Institute of Tropical Medicine, founded in 1912 under the Insular Board of Health. In 1914, the act that created the Institute was amended to include, among other services, the purchase of books to support research in tropical diseases. Before 1914, the founders of the Institute of Tropical Medicine transported books in oxcarts to the countryside of Puerto Rico in order to study diseases and make clinical observations about the jíbaro population. This was the first itinerant medical library in Puerto Rico, which comprised mainly books donated by the researchers linked to the Institute. The Conrado F. Asenjo library is 100 years old because its collections can be traced to that first itinerant medical library. In 1919 the Institute, located in the Palacio Rojo, had developed a collection of 800 books and pamphlets. In 1926, the collection was transferred to the School of Tropical Medicine established in 1924 under the auspice of Columbia University. During the relationship with Columbia University, the collection experienced an exponential growth. Upon termination of the agreement with Columbia University, the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico began operations in The School of Tropical Medicine collection became the library of the new School of Medicine and, as such, added materials to address the needs of medical students. In 1966, the School and other academic health programs became the Medical Sciences Campus. In 1972, the campus relocated to its current building adjacent to the Puerto Rico Medical Center. The Library is named after Dr. Conrado F. Asenjo because of his outstanding contribution to its growth. A Renaissance man, he was a professor and researcher in both the School of Tropical Medicine and the School of Medicine, and a renowned scientist. He was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Library s current building. He also donated many of his books and materials. Above all, Dr. Asenjo was instrumental in preserving through the library the legacy of distinguished figures in the field of Tropical Medicine such as Dr. Pedro Gutiérrez Igaravídez, Dr. Bailey K. Ashford, Dr. Isaac González Martínez, and the many scientists who have followed. In the last hundred years the library has evolved from an itinerant book collection to a state-ofthe-art library and digital information center in the health sciences they would all be proud of. Carmen M. Santos-Corrada, MLS, MA Special Collections/IHICIS Associate Member Librarian IV The above is a summary of a paper presented as part of the V History of Health Sciences Summit, held on April 8,

5 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum MSC Scientific Program 1 First Day- Wednesday, April 9, :30 to 8:30 am REGISTRATION Location: Hallway and foyer adjacent to the 3 rd floor Amphitheaters, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Continental breakfast provided 8:30 to 11:15 am OPENING SESSION Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Welcoming Remarks by University Academic Leaders Uroyoán R. Walker Ramos, PhD UPR President Edgar Colón Negrón, MD, MACR UPR-MSC Acting Chancellor DEDICATION TO THE DR. CONRADO F. ASENJO LIBRARY ON OCASSION OF ITS CENTENNIAL FIRST PLENARY INAUGURAL SESSION HOSTED BY THE DEANSHIP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS The Future of Medicine Efficiencies thru Health Information Exchange Antonio J. Sisco Jr., MIS-ITMIA State HIT Coordinator Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Department of Health Moderator: Ricardo R. González-Méndez, PhD Acting Dean Deanship for Academic Affairs 11: 15 to 11:30 am - BREAK 11: 30 to 1:00 pm 1 st POSTER SESSION Please refer to the list of posters at page 13 of this program. Location: Deanship for Student Affairs Building 2 nd floor (Gymnasium) Light lunch provided 1:30 to 3:00 pm 1 st CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (EPIDEMIOLOGY, CLINICAL/ TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE) Location: Room 12, Graduate School of Public Health 4 th floor Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Moderator: Edgardo Ruiz-Cora, MPH, PhD Assistant Professor Graduate School of Public Health Lenguaje, ideología y poder: Discurso dirigido a maestros en torno al VIH/SIDA Presenter: María T. Borges Cancel (A-001) Experiences of discrimination in a sample of LGBTT people in Puerto Rico Presenter: Ricardo L. Vargas-Molina (A-002) More than HIV: Healthcare Priorities and Needs from a Sample of LGBTT People in Puerto Rico Presenter: Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz (A-003) Stigma as a social determinant of health among HIVpositive gay men and other MSM in Puerto Rico Presenter: Edgardo J. Ortiz-Sánchez (A-004) Stigma, mental health, and quality of life of HIV-positive gay men and other MSM in Puerto Rico Presenter: Gerardo G. Jovet-Toledo (A-005) Marcado de por vida: Experiences of Stigma among HIVpositive Gay Men and other MSM in Puerto Rico Presenter: Edda I. Santiago-Rodríguez (A-006) 1 Only presenters names are included in this program. For a complete citation and abstract, please refer to the special number of the Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal published for this event, or visit the Forum s web site: 4

6 1:30 to 3:00 pm 2 nd CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (EPIDEMIOLOGY) Location: Auditorium 8 th floor, School of Health Professions Moderator: Evangelia Morou, DDS, PhD Professor School of Dental Medicine Relative Survival of Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer by Socioeconomic Status in Puerto Rico Presenter: Natalia Torres (A-007) Assessment of Occlusal Vertical Dimension Using Two Clinical Methods Presenter: Sylvia Sobrecuevas (A-008) Nutrient Intake and Gingivitis in 12 Year-Old Puerto Ricans Presenter: Frances M. Herrero (A-009) Clustering of Hypospadias Cases in Puerto Rico Presenter: Irmari I. Padró-Mojica (A-010) Case-control Trio Study of Oral Clefts in Puerto Ricans: Novel Missense Mutation in IRF6 Presenter: Carmen J. Buxó (A-011) Epidemiologic Description of Bronchiolitis in Puerto Rico, Presenter: Andrea V. Rivera-Sepúlveda (A-012) 1:30 to 3:00 pm 3 rd CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (EDUCATION) Location: Room 316 (OIRE) 3 rd floor, School of Nursing Building Moderator: Gineida M. Morales, EdD, MCHES Assistant Professor School of Medicine Desarrollo, perspectivas y retos de la Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública de Cuba Presenter: Tania L. Aguilar Guerra (A-013) Developing HIV prevention competencies among medical students through an integrated curriculum Presenter: Alberto Carrera (A-014) Confiabilidad de los Reactivos de las Pruebas Desarrolladas en UPRB para Medir las Metas Educativas Presenter: Anabel Torres Ortiz (A-015) Integration of the ipad to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process: Results of Pilot Project Phase I Presenter: Carlos A. Ortiz-Reyes (A-016) Identify the preferences of receiving health information from people who were in a waiting room Presenter: Johanna K. Corchado Feliciano (A-017) Development of a Hispanic Health Sciences Virtual Library in UPR-MSC Presenter: Irma I. Quiñones-Maurás (A-018) 1:30 to 3:00 pm 4 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (BASIC SCIENCES) Location: Room 822, School of Medicine 8 th floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Moderator: Abel Baerga, PhD Assistant Professor School of Medicine Drinking safe levels of Waterborne Copper induced Behavioral and Neuronal Changes in Zebrafish Larvae Presenter: Luis R. Colón (A-019) Insights into the bhlh Transcription Factor TWIST2 and the Impact of Q119X Mutant in Puerto Ricans Presenter: Carmelo Orengo-Mercado (A-020) Optogenetic silencing of prelimbic inputs to paraventricular thalamus impairs fear retrieval Presenter: Kelvin Quiñones-Laracuente (A-021) Una mirada al sueño desde la perspectiva de mujeres con fibromialgia: Creencias y calidad del sueño Presenter: Katia Y. González-Lorenzo (A-022) Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mtor) Signaling Regulation by Grape Polyphenols in Breast Cancer Presenter: Amílcar Rivera (A-023) 3:00 pm to 3:30 PM BREAK 5

7 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum MSC 3:30 to 4:30 pm SECOND PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL OF NURSING Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Implementation Science and Communities: Efforts and Innovative Strategies Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (Div. II) University of Michigan School of Nursing Moderator: Nancy Dávila, PhD, RN Associate Professor & Acting Dean School of Nursing 4:30 to 5:30 pm THIRD PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE DEANSHIP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Research, Research-Training, and Career Development Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, PhD Program Director Training, HIV/AIDS, and Special Populations Portfolios Division of Extramural Research NCCAM Research-Training and Career Development Second Day- Thursday, April 10, :30 to 8:30 am REGISTRATION Location: Hallway and foyer adjacent to the 3 rd floor Amphitheaters, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Continental breakfast provided 8:30 to 9:30 am FOURTH PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Global Environmental Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Clefts Christy M. McKinney, PhD, MPH Acting Assistant Professor Department of Oral Health Sciences University of Washington Addressing Craniofacial Health Disparity in Developing Countries from Sub-Saharan Africa Azeez Butali, DDS, PhD Assistant Professor of Craniofacial Genetics Department of Oral Pathology Radiology and Medicine Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Genetics Iowa Institute for Human Genetics Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa Moderator: Carmen J. Buxó, DrPH, MPH Assistant Professor School of Dental Medicine 9:35 to 10:50 am 5 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (APPLIED SCIENCES) Location: Room 12, Graduate School of Public Health 4 th floor Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Moderator: Nirzka Labault-Cabeza, PhD Associate Professor Graduate School of Public Health The Role of PhoP-PhoQ in the Regulation of Salmonella Intestinal Invasion and Pathogenicity Presenter: Sherley M. Rosa Santiago (A-024) Riesgo, vulnerabilidad y capacidad de acogida/respuesta del estado ante un desastre natural Presenter: Pablo A. Méndez-Lázaro (A-025) Rethinking Informed Consent from the Ethnography of Drug Use Presenter: Juan L. Negrón-Ayala (A-026) 6

8 Dementia Prevention: The Next Public Health Priority in Puerto Rico Presenter: Luis G. Díaz-Logroño (A-027) Percepción materna del parto y apego temprano con su recién nacido en el postparto temprano Presenter: Leonor M. Rivera Rosa (A-028) 9:35 to 10:50 am 6 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (EDUCATION) Location: Room nd floor School of Nursing Building Moderator: Ivelisse M. García Meléndez, EdD Assistant Professor Graduate School of Public Health Invisibility: The Art of Avoiding Working with Violence Among Vulnerable Populations in the Mass Media Presenter: Sergio Fabián Santiago-Calderón (A-029) Estrategias para transformar el contexto del consumo de alcohol por menores de edad en PR Presenter: Yiselly M. Vázquez-Guzmán (A-030) Mercadeo social: Experiencias en la prevención del consumo de alcohol por menores de edad en PR Presenter: Mónica Vigo-Mockford (A-031) Trabajando con jóvenes y familias para prevenir el consumo de alcohol por menores de edad en PR Presenter: Marizaida Sánchez-Cesáreo (A-032) Diseño por competencias del diplomado y la especialidad de enfermería en salud mental en Cuba Presenter: Marta Otero-Ceballos (A-033) 9:35 to 10:50 am 7 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (BASIC SCIENCES) Location: Room 822, School of Medicine 8 th floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Moderator: Marianela Pérez-Torres, PhD Associate Professor School of Pharmacy Cellular Response on Growth Factor and Stiffness Gradients on Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Presenter: Jorge Almodóvar (A-034) Determination of Rac Inhibitor Ehop-016 in Mouse Plasma by Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography T Presenter: Tessa W. Humphries-Bickley (A-035) Cellular Effects of Caffeine on the Mouse Spinal Locomotor Network Presenter: Jean Marie Acevedo (A-036) Plasmodium berghei Glutathione S-transferase: Validated Target for Novel Antimalarial Development Presenter: Emilee E. Colón-Lorenzo (A-037) Valerenic Acid and Valerian Extract Anticonvulsant Effects: Interactions with Glutamate Receptors Presenter: Bianca A. Torres-Hernández (A-038) 9:35 to 10:50 am 8 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (CLINICAL/TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES) Location: Room rd floor, School of Pharmacy Building Moderator: Eliud Hernández, PhD Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Centered Rural Mobile Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service Presenter: Francisco Javier Jiménez Ramírez (A-039) Enhancing the Chemosensitivity of Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Using an Adenosine Receptor Agonist Presenter: Carolina J. García (A-040) A Community-campus Partnership: Experience and Learned Lessons from a Collaborative Research Project Presenter: Enid J. García-Rivera (A-041) Prevalence of Synchronous Oligopolyposis in Hispanics with Incident Colorectal Cancer Presenter: Juan M. Marqués-Lespier (A-042) Obesity Induces Transcriptomic Changes Enhancing Cancer Hallmarks and Tumor Metabolism Presenter: Enrique Fuentes-Mattei (A-043) 7

9 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum MSC 11:00 am to 12:00 am FIFTH PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building 54 th Annual Bailey K. Ashford Lecture What Would Bailey K. Ashford Think about Current Global Programs on Neglected Tropical Diseases? Daniel G. Colley, PhD Director, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases Professor of Microbiology University of Georgia Athens, Georgia Moderator: María Sosa-Lloréns, PhD Acting Associate Dean of Biomedical Sciences School of Medicine 12: 15 to 1:45 pm 2 nd POSTER SESSION Please refer to the list of posters on page 18 of this program Location: Deanship for Student Affairs Building 2 nd floor (Gymnasium) Light lunch provided 2:00 to 3:15 pm 9 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (CLINICAL/TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES) Location: Room rd floor, School of Pharmacy Building Moderator: Miguel Otero, PhD Assistant Professor School of Medicine Unique Spatial Distribution of Hypospadias Cases According to Severity in Puerto Rico Presenter: Luis F. Carrazana-Suárez (A-044) A Preliminary Study of Quantitative Temporal Modeling of the Urge to Blink during Blink Suppression Presenter: Elizabeth Torres (A-046) An Analysis of Hypospadias According to Social Class in Puerto Rico Presenter: Alexandra M. Canabal-Montalvo (A-047) Parent-Physician Communication about Surgical Outcomes According to Hypospadias Severity Presenter: Joanne Díaz-Rodríguez (A-048) 2:00 to 3:15 pm 10 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (BASIC SCIENCES) Location: Room nd floor School of Nursing Building Moderator: Magaly Martínez-Ferrer, PhD Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy Tamoxifen Neuroprotective Effects during Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Presenter: Jennifer M. Colón (A-049) Bacterial Degradation of Aliphatic Alkanes Prevails across Ecosystems in Puerto Rico Presenter: Yomarie Bernier-Casillas (A-050) Macrophage Secretome Validation in Plasma of Patients with HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders Presenter: Krystal Colón (A-051) Post-transcriptional Regulation of IL-3: Roles of AREs, HuR and p38 Presenter: Marimar Hernández (A-052) Antifungal Susceptibility Profiles in Yeast Strains with Disrupted Cell Wall Stress Signaling Presenter: Ednalise Santiago (A-053) The Role of BDNF in Prefrontal and Ventral Hippocampal Circuits in Fear Extinction Presenter: Luis E. Rosas-Vidal (A-045) 8

10 2:00 to 3:15 pm 11 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (CLINICAL/TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES) Location: Auditorium 8 th floor, School of Health Professions Moderator: Margarita Irizarry, PhD Professor School of Health Professions Modulation of Hyperactivity in Zebrafish Larvae by Two Plant Extracts Presenter: Coral Rosa-Falero (A-054) Azoxymethane Induces Quantitative and Qualitative Changes in Mitochondrial DNA In Apex1+/- Mice. Presenter: Joan Ballista-Hernández (A-055) Identification and Characterization of Phosphorylated Regions in the RNA Surveillance Protein Upf2 Presenter: Edgardo M. Colón (A-056) Identification of Novel MiRNA Expression Signatures in Astrocytoma According to its Malignant Potent Presenter: Mónica Rivera (A-057) Ang II Synergizes with Ischemic Preconditioning to Enhance Cardioprotection through AT-1 Receptors Presenter: Rebeca E. Núñez (A-058) 3:30 to 4:30 pm SIXTH PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building The Future of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Age of the DSM-5 Stefan G. Hoffman, PhD Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Boston University HIREC s visiting endowed research mentor Endowment HIREC (grant: S21MD001830) Moderator: Arnaldo Cruz-Rivera, PhD, MC, OTR/L Assistant Professor School of Health Professions 4:30 to 6:00 pm - Café Aroma de Investigación: Oportunidades de apoyo para tu investigación relacionada a la salud Sponsored by Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC) By invitation Third Day- Friday, April 11, :30 to 8:30 am REGISTRATION Location: Hallway and foyer adjacent to the 3 rd floor Amphitheaters, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Continental breakfast provided 8:30 to 9:30 am SEVENTH PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Progression of Prostate Cancer to Castrate Resistance Robert J. Matusik, PhD Professor and Director, Vanderbilt Prostate Cancer Center Department of Urologic Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center Moderator: Magaly Martínez-Ferrer, PhD Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy 9:45 to 11:00 am - 12 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (BASIC SCIENCES) Location: Amphitheater (B-103) School of Dental Medicine 1 st floor Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Moderator: María Sosa Lloréns, PhD Professor School of Medicine 9

11 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum MSC Zebrafish Cardiac Muscle Thick Filaments: Isolation without Proteolytic Enzymes Presenter: Maryví González-Solá (A-059) Prenatal Health and Birth Satisfaction and Socioeconomic Status among a Pregnancy Cohort in Puerto Rico Presenter: Liza Anzalota-Del Toro (A-060) Ultrastructural Changes of the Optic Nerve after Injury and CNTF Treatment Presenter: Giam S. Vega-Meléndez (A-061) Evaluation of Dental Desensitization Protocol in a Group of Autistic Children in Puerto Rico Presenter: Natalia Martínez-Godas (A-062) Multiple Simultaneous Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Presenter: Rafael De León (A-063) 9:45 to 11:00 am - 13 th CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION (EDUCATION) Location: Room A nd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Moderator: Luis Alberto Avilés, PhD Associate Professor Graduate School of Public Health Developing a Tailor-made Competency Model in Healthcare Management Education Presenter: José A. Capriles-Quirós (A-064) Percepción de riesgo de un grupo de mujeres de la comunidad universitaria del RCM-UPR y alrededores Presenter: Miriam Ruiz-Rapale (A-065) Estrés en una muestra de familiares de pacientes admitidos en la unidad de cuidados intensivos Presenter: Angel L. Crespo (A-066) 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EIGHTH PLENARY SESSION HOSTED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Location: Amphitheater I, 3 rd floor Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Los indicadores como herramienta inteligente para la gestión de la calidad de los servicios de salud en México José I. Santos Preciado, MSc, MD Director General for Quality and Health Education Mexico Ministry of Health Moderator: Edgardo Ruiz-Cora, MPH, PhD Assistant Professor Graduate School of Public Health 12:45-1:45 pm - CLOSING SESSION Location: Amphitheater I 3 rd floor, Dr. Guillermo Arbona Building Padre Rufo Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Education Closing Remarks Edgar Colón-Negrón, MD, MACR Acting Chancellor Medical Sciences Campus Moderator: Ricardo R. González-Méndez, PhD Acting Dean Deanship for Academic Affairs Learning Together to Work Together: An Innovative Interprofessional Education Activity Presenter: Yasmín Pedrogo (A-067) La retórica de la participación democrática en el sector salud Presenter: Nylca J. Muñoz-Sosa (A-068) 10

12 Our Keynote Speakers Antonio J. Sisco Jr, MIS-ITMIA, has over 10 years management experience in multi-hospital information technology settings. Management experience includes hiring, personnel reviews, corporate and departmental budget responsibilities and strategic planning for multi-hospital goals. He also has comprehensive knowledge in HITECH ACT and EMR adoption model. Currently, Mr. Sisco is the Puerto Rico State Health Information Technology Coordinator and Director of the HIE Strategy Plan of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Health Information Network. Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, has an extensive background in health promotion and health disparities research and practice. Her research focuses on the development and testing of interventions to reduce sexual risk behaviors among Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Latino youth. Utilizing a community participatory approach, Dr. Villarruel has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of several NIH and CDC funded studies. She developed an effective evidence based intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino youth titled Cuídate! (Protect Yourself!). This program will be disseminated nationally, including Puerto Rico. She is currently a co-pi, with Dr. Nelson Varas Díaz, on a study to examine the effectiveness of Cuídalos, a web-based parent-adolescent sexual communication intervention with Puerto Rican families. Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, PhD is Program officer at National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) overseeing the HIV/AIDS and Special Populations portfolio. He is also the Center s Training Officer managing and coordinating with other area specific program officers research training mechanisms including traditional training mechanisms (i.e., T32s and T35s), research education grants (i.e., R25s), career development awards (i.e., Ks), fellowships, diversity supplements, and the Loan Repayment Program (LRP). Dr. Rivera Rentas earned his Ph.D. in Biology with concentration in Neurobiology in 1996 at the University of Puerto Rico Intercampus Program, a joint program between the Río Piedras Campus and the Medical Sciences Campus. His research focused on the biological, chemical, and physical factors associated with natural products and agents that have toxicological actions in the nervous system. Christy M. McKinney, PhD, MPH is Acting Assistant Professor in Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington and Clinical Research Scholar with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences. She is the recipient of an NIH career development award. She received her MPH from Tulane University in 2002 and her PhD from the University of Washington in 2006, both in epidemiology. She completed a certificate in global health from the University of Washington in 2006 and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, in Her research interests include oral clefts, maternal and child nutrition, infant feeding, bisphenol A in dental materials, and global health. Azeez Butali, DDS, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Dows Research Institute at the College of Dentistry. Dr Butali received his dental degree (DDS) at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He attended the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK for his graduate school and received a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology. He directs the African Craniofacial Anomalies Network, which establishes collaboration between scientists in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda. His research is currently funded through a K99/R00 award from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research entitled Genetics studies of non-syndromic clefts in populations of African descent. He is also involved in the investigation of subclinical phenotypes for orofacial clefts as well as in examining the role of micronutrients in oral clefts prevention. Other interests include genetics of aggressive periodontitis and genetics of preterm births in the African population. 11

13 34 th Annual Research and Education Forum MSC Our Keynote Speakers Daniel G. Colley, PhD is Director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) and Director of the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE), as well as Professor of Microbiology at the University of Georgia. His research is focused on both the immunology of human schistosomiasis and on operational research to find answers that will assist control program managers in countries endemic for schistosomiasis to better control and eliminate the disease. His immunologic research efforts are now focused on human immune responses and immunoregulatory responses during schistosomiasis in western Kenya, where he collaborates with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) scientists Drs. Diana Karanja and Pauline Mwinzi, and his Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) colleague, Dr. W. Evan Secor. These studies have been ongoing for 17 years and involve cellular immunology research on school children and people occupationally exposed to the threat of schistosomiasis. Stefan G. Hoffman, PhD is Professor in the clinical psychology program at Boston University, where he directs the Social Anxiety Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. His research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotions, and cultural expressions of psychopathology. He is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is also editor in chief of Cognitive Therapy and Research and is associate editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. One of his most recent books is An Introduction to Modern CBT. Robert J. Matusik, PhD is Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Prostate Cancer Center and Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. His laboratory work focuses on understanding the mechanisms responsible for prostate cancer patients failure of androgen ablation therapy. He discovered that the androgen regulated probasin promoter directs prostate-specific gene expression in the mouse, making it possible for the research community to target transgenes to the prostate to make new models of prostate cancer and to study androgen receptor (AR) action. This laboratory work has determined that neuroendocrine differentiated cells, that accompany castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), can activate the NF-kappaB pathway in the adenocarcinoma. NF-kappaB now induces the expression of the full length AR (AR-FL) and the AR splice variants (AR-Vs). By blocking the NF-kappaB pathway, one can down regulate the AR-FL and AR-Vs and return CRPC to be responsive to anti-androgens. This insight holds the promise of sensitizing CRPC to conventional androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and preventing or delaying the development of CRPC following ADT. José I. Santos Preciado, MSc, MD is Director General for Quality and Health Education in the Ministry of Health in Mexico. He is a Stanford-trained pediatrician and internationally recognized expert in infectious diseases and public health. He served in key public health leadership positions in Mexico, including Director of the National Program for Children and Adolescents Health, the National Immunization Program, and Director General of the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez. He served as advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He is an accomplished researcher in infectious diseases and public health and is a member of Mexico s National Academy of Medicine and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In his current position he leads the national effort to enhance the quality and safety of health care services and the development of standards and training of the public health work force. 12

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