Awards
 
Basic Sciences Oral Presentations
  • THIRD PLACE:
    Differential Expression of CXCR4 at the Protein Level in Human Endometrium and Endometriotic Samples on a Tissue Microarray. Abigail Ruiz*, Lynette A. Ruiz, Miosotis García, Carolina Alvarez, Manuel Bayona, Virgilio Salvo, Asgerally Fazleabas, and Idhaliz Flores, Microbiology Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Fear Extinction Induces an Increase of AMPA Receptors Permeable to Calcium in IL Synapses. Marian Sepúlveda-Orengo* and James Porter, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Genetic Polymorphism of DNA Repair Gene RAD23B Modulates DNA Repair Capacity and Breast Cancer Risk in Puerto Rican Women. Julyann Pérez-Mayoral*, Carlos Colón, Luisa Morales, Jaime L. Matta, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

     

Most Distinguished Clinical Case Poster Presentation

  • Female Hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck: Case Report. Lynell A.
    Pérez-Colón, Dilaury Mejía Berríos, José Cruz-Correa, Omar Pérez*,
    Francisco J. Rivera-Pedrogo, and Joaquín Laboy Torres, Obstetrics
    and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital


Clinical Sciences Poster Sessions

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Atypical Hip Fractures in Patients on Long-Term Use of Alendronate. Iolani García* and Braulio Quintero, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Ovarian Volume, Ovarian Stromal Hyperplasia, and Endometrial Cancer in Puerto Rican Women. Jimmi Ríos-Pérez, Yamil Crespo, Sylvia Gutiérrez, Manuel Bayona, Daniel Cruz*, Joaquín Laboy, Yolanda González, , and Jesús Cruz-Correa, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Identifying Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer and Association with HPV. Zulmarie Ortiz*, Sifredo Acarón, and Santa Merle, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

     

Behavioral Sciences Poster Sessions

  • THIRD PLACE:
    The Prevalence of Women Treated With Tocolytics During Pregnancy Whose Children Have a Diagnosis of Speech Delay. Pedro A. Castaing Lespier and Ilianette Ruiz Acevedo*, Psychiatry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Effects of Labor Harassment on Puerto Rican soldiers Working in a Military Organization. Angélica González* and José Pons, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Comparison of the Level Physical Activity Perform by Patient with Diagnose of Major Depressive Disorder with a Control Randomized Population. Pedro Castaing-Lespier, Alexis Torres-Rodríguez, and Marcos Rabines-Burgas*, Psychiatry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

     

Behavioral Sciences Oral Presentations

  • SECOND PLACE:
    Impact of Integrated Primary Care Interventions on the Levels of Depression, Treatment Adherence, and Immunological Status in a Sample of People Living with HIV/AIDS in the South of Puerto Rico. Valerie Toro*, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Anxiety and Psychosocial Disability in Patients Undergoing Repetitive Surgery for Early Onset Scoliosis: We Should Be Worried! John M. Flynn, Frances Torres, Norman Ramírez-Lluch, and Brian Hill*, Medical Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

     

Public Health Poster Sessions

  • SECOND PLACE:
    Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Epidemiology and DNA Repair in Puerto Ricans. Manuel Bayona*, José F. Vidal, Luisa Morales, Carolina Alvarez-Garriga, Jorge Sánchez, Jaime Villa, Abigail Ruiz and Jaime L. Matta, Public Health Program, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     

Public Health Oral Sessions

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Relationship of Environmental Factors with Pediatric Emergency Visits Due to Acute Bronchospasms. Annette Pietri, Beverly Di Giorgi, Julio Bracero, and N. Judith López*, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    “Prevalencia de Actividad Fisica en las Sobrevivientes de Cancer de Mama y su Percepcion de las Caracteristicas de Vecindario”. José Flores*, Elizabeth Santos, Laura Castro, and Himilce Vélez, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Association Between Hepatitis C Co-Infection and Renal Insufficiency in HIV-Infected Individuals. Marvin Arguello* and Arelis Villot, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

     

Clinical Sciences Oral Presentations

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Significance of APACHE IV in Predicting Mortality of Patients with Healthcare-Associated Acinetobacter Pneumonia in the ICU. Francisco Cardona, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, José Ramírez Rivera, and William Dávila*, Internal Medicine, La Concepción Hospital, San Germán
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Readmissions of Healthy Newborns: Experience at a Tertiary Hospital in Puerto Rico. Vanessa Gutiérrez*, Eric González, Nicole Torres, Cynthia Miguel, and Luisa I. Alvarado, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Drug Compounding for the Respiratory Illnesses in a Pediatric Population. Diany López, Mairim Wiscovich*, and Ivonne Galarza, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

     

Basic Sciences Poster Sessions

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Intranuclear Segregation of Foreign DNA/Protein Complexes to Specific Nuclear Domains for RNA Transcription. Yisel A. Rivera Molina*, Ruth Cosme, Francisco Puerta Martínez, and Qiyi Tang, Microbiology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Administration of the Probiotic VSL#3 Increases Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) Expression in a Model of Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer. Caroline B. Appleyard, Myrella L. Cruz*, Raymond A. Isidro, Angel A. Isidro, and Claudio De Simone, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Functional Role of the Neuropeptide Y Receptor 2 (NPY2R) Gene in Predisposition to Hypertension. Elinette Albino*, Kena Sugimoto, Tomohiro Katsuya, Alan Y. Deng, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

     

Most Distinguished Clinical Case Oral Presentation

  • Case Report:
    Fibromuscular Dysplasia. Carlos Vallejo* and Roberto
    León, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

     

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