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When did you first think about becoming a doctor? Whatever your inspiration, you will find a challenging and rewarding career in medicine. At Ponce Health and Sciences University we are dedicated to you and your success!
Join us on Puerto Rico Health Communities Forum and experience a complete dialogue on the impact of community benefit and wellness programs under the affordable care act. See you on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00pm!
Raymond Isidro, PHSU MD/PhD student received renewal for the prestigious Porter Physiology Fellowship awarded by the American Physiological Society. Only six fellowships were awarded and only one in Puerto Rico. Tony was also bestowed the Eleanor Ison Fellow, which is given to the highest ranked renewal application. Congratulations to Tony and his mentor, Dr. Caroline Appleyard on a job well done! We are very proud. The goal of the Porter Physiology Development Fellowship is to encourage diversity among students pursuing full-time studies toward the PhD in the physiological sciences and to encourage their participation in the American Physiological Society.
Dr. David Lenihan, President of Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), met with Major Maria “Mayita” Meléndez on Thursday October 8, 2015 to sign a contract allowing the Head Start centers of the Ponce Autonomous Municipality to become clinical training sites for students of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (SBBS). Through this collaboration the SBBS expands its training sites to include clinical activities with pre-schoolers and their relatives, and to provide consultation and training to Head Start’s faculty and employees. Two of the supervisors providing mentoring and supervision to SBBS students are PHSU graduates specializing in working with children and their families. These are Dr. Jormar Miranda and Dr. Mariam Santiago. This collaboration strengthen PHSU ties to the Ponce Autonomous Municipality and prepares the SBBS for the beginning of the School Psychology Masters program. Dr. Lenihan expressed his satisfaction with the manner in which the institution addresses the training needs of its students while collaborating with government agencies in providing quality services to the community, especially, to children of families with limited income. Dr. María Garrido, Assistant Dean for Clinical Training and Dr. Stephanie Vega, Clinical Practicum Coordinator of the SBBS participated in the ceremony with Dr. Lenihan.