The Hispanic Alliance for Clinical & Translational Research in Puerto Rico
The Alliance brings together the intellectual and physical resources of 3 academic medical and health sciences centers in Puerto Rico to support an island-wide program dedicated to conduct clinical and translational research.
The Hispanic Alliance for Clinical & Translational Research in Puerto Rico (Alliance) is built upon the previously funded infrastructure known as the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC). The Alliance expands the scope of our successful 10-year partnership, by leveraging intellectual and physical resources of the three major academic health sciences centers on the Island: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Universidad Central del Caribe, Ponce Health Sciences University
The Alliance has founded on our hypothesis that research-driven improvements in health outcomes require an integrated network of key stakeholders representing academia, government, community-based organizations and health care delivery systems working together in an interdisciplinary, multi-sectorial clinical-translational research model.
Our objective is to develop and support an integrated, island-wide program focused on conducting clinical and translational research across Puerto Rico that addresses prevalent diseases and those that affect the medically underserved population.
Iris S. Martinez Torres, DrPH, MPH, BHE
Co-leader, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core
Laura Domenech, MD
Co-leader, Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics and Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core