Awards
 

                                     


Basic Sciences Poster Presentation 
  • THIRD PLACE:
    Induction of late-apoptosis on Chinese hamster ovary cells by sandalwood (Santalum album) essentials oil. Carmen M. Ortiz Sánchez*, Luisa Morales Torres, and Jaime Matta, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Uncontrollable stress enhances mast cell infiltration in an animal model of endometriosis. Inevy Seguinot and Suheil Cruz*, Myrella L. Cruz, Siomara Hernández, Anixa Hernández, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Expression of neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R), cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), phosphorylated epidermal growth factor receptor (pEGFR), and vitamin D receptor (VDR) in colitis-associated cancer (CAC). Raymond A. Isidro*, Myrella L. Cruz, Ángel A. Isidro, Antonio Ramírez, Siomara Hernández, William A. González-Marques, Carmen González-Keelan, Esther A. Torres, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 

     

Basic Sciences Oral Presentations  

  • THIRD PLACE:
    The Role of Genetic Ancestry in Breast Cancer Risk Among Puerto Rican Women. Héctor J. Díaz-Zabala*, Luisa Morales Torres, Jaime L. Matta, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    CD16+ Monocyte-Derived Marophages as an Active HIV-1 Viral Reservoir in Patients Receiving sART.  Lenin Godoy-Muñoz*, Martin D. Hill, and Freddie Irizarry-Delgado, Physiolgoy and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    HIV-1 gp120 Expression in Human Astrocytes Results in an Impaired Protein Expression in their Glutamate-Glutamine Metabolic System. Fabián J. Vázquez-Santiago*, Ivelisse Rivera Román, Yashira García Flores, Richard J. Noel, Jr., Yainyrette Rivera Rivera, and Vanessa Rivera-Amill, Microbiology Department, Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences
     
     

Most Distinguished Clinical Case Poster Presentation 

  • Heparin-Induced Hypoaldosteronism: A Case Report. Juan L Chique*, Amaury Segarra, José Ramírez Rivera, and Francisco Jaume Anselmi, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital 

     

Most Distinguished Clinical Case Oral Presentation 

  • Giant Coronary Aneurysms in a Young Adult with Kawasaki Disease. Arlette Martell Muñiz*, Doris Iturrino-Pagán, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, José Ramírez Rivera, and Amaury Segarra, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

 

Clinical  Sciences Poster Presentation 

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Retrospective Analysis of the Outcomes of Double Cerclage vs. Single Cerclage. Ana Pagán Cabrera*, Pilar Silva Meléndez, and Alexandra Ortiz Oramas, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Prevalence of Misconceptions Regarding Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine Contraindications. Carmen Rivera*, M. Adorno and V. Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Serum glucose control in pediatric Type 1 diabetic patients: A comparison between glargine insulin and NPH insulin. Lydia Irizarry, Wilnarys Rodríguez*, and L. Martínez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital


     

Clinical Sciences Oral Presentations 

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Incidence and Outcomes of Stenting of Non-Atherosclerotic Artery Disease in a Hispanic Population.   Emilio del Toro, Yezmin H. Bolaños*, Marla Sevilla, and Luis Álvarez, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Surviving Sepsis MMC: Evaluating Boundaries to Resuscitation Bundle Use at Our Community Based Institution. Ronald B. Vigo*, M. Román, and Milton Carrero, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Resident’s Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in the Diagnosis and Management of Dengue in Puerto Rico. Yaneris Colón*, L. González, Luisa Alvarado, Ivonne Galarza, D. Andujar, and Miguel Marrero, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
     

Behavioral Sciences Poster Presentation 

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Traducción, Adaptación Cultural, Validez y Confiabilidad de la Versión Castellana del Cuestionario de Estilo Atribucional (ASQ) para Población Puertorriqueña. Miguel E. Marrero*, Himilce Vélez, and Francisco de Vicente, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Perception of Quality of Mental Health Care Among Academic Setting Clinics and a Public Service Outpatient Clinic. Pedro Castaing, Ángel Martínez* and Julio Soler*, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC) and the Amount of Psychotropic Used to Treat Depressed Patients. Khris Lampón* and Javier Santos*, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center


     

Behavioral Sciences Oral Presentations

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Validity of a short questionnaire as screening tool for depressive disorder in cancer survivors. Pedro Ruiz*, Miguel Marrero, and Himilce Vélez, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Female ovariectomized rats are protected from the effects of chronic morphine treatment on fear conditioning and extinction. Karla D. Martínez-Casiano*, Dinah L. Ramos-Ortolaza, Emily M. Pérez-Torres, Yanaira Alonso, Alia Toro-Bahamonde, Edwin Santini, and Annelyn Torres-Reverón, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Acute morphine or naloxone after fear learning: Implications for sex-specific PTSD treatment. Emily M. Pérez-Torres*, Dinah L. Ramos-Ortolaza, Karla D. Martínez-Casiano, Yanaira Alonso, Alia Toro-Bahamonde, Edwin Santini, and Annelyn Torres-Reverón, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences


     

Public Health Poster Sessions

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Trends of Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) at a Teaching Hospital in Ponce. Sydney G. Echevarría Montes*, Wanda Lledó, and Vivian Green, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Educational level, DNA repair capacity, and risk of breast cancer. Luisa Morales Torres*, Carmen Ortiz, Jaime Matta, Carolina Álvares-Garriga, and Manuel Bayona, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    Diabetes Mellitus: Epidemiological Analysis of a Western Puerto Rico Population. Eliasin Muñoz, José A. Marín*, Karen Figueredo, Humberto González, Laura Muñoz, Laneisha Maldonado, and Javier Gaud, Public Health Program, Mayagüez Medical Center


     

Public Health Oral Sessions 

  • THIRD PLACE:
    Effectiveness of Two Oral Nutritional Supplements on Malnourished Hemodialysis Patients. Roberta Lugo Robles* and Himilce Vélez Almodóvar, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • SECOND PLACE:
    Evaluar el conocimiento adquirido de los participantes en la sala de espera de una clínica de salud. Himilce Vélez and Johanna Corchado*, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
     
  • FIRST PLACE:
    El impacto en la salud de sobrevivientes de lesiones por tráfico vehicular con evidencia de alcohol en Puerto Rico. Katherine Díaz*, and Diego Zavala, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

     

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