News Archive - Enrichment Core F (Community Engagement)

NIEHS PEPH Newsletter Highlights Community Engagement Core Leader Carmen Vélez-Vega - April 12, 2022

Trainee Spotlight: Nobel Hernández - January 19, 2022

PROTECT Community Engagement Core Shares PROTECT Responde Kit with Recruitment Clinics - October 13, 2021

PROTECT Community Engagement Team Participates in Health Centers Week in Puerto Rico - September 15, 2021

PROTECT Researcher Dr. Nancy Cardona to Appear on Weekly Radio Show - July 15, 2021

PROTECT Researcher Nancy Raquel Cardona receives ECHO Diversity Supplement (La investigadora, Dra. Nancy Raquel Cardona recibe el suplemento de diversidad ECHO) - November 10, 2020

Superfund Researchers Brown and Schaider collaborate on award-winning publication in the Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology - August 27, 2020

PROTECT Responds to the 2020 Puerto Rico Earthquakes - July 16, 2020

PROTECT responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Puerto Rico - July 7, 2020

Huerta-Montañez elected to Executive Committee of the Council on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics - June 25, 2020

EPA Appoints PROTECT’s Cordero and Veléz Vega to Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee -

PROTECT CEC Co-Director Carmen Vélez-Vega Appointed to EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee - April 9, 2020

PROTECT Researcher Dr. Carmen Vélez Vega Wins Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award - November 5, 2019

PROTECT Team Members Present at ISEE 2019 - September 11, 2019

Trainee Spotlight: Nancy Cardona - August 9, 2019

PROTECT Study intermediate report: associations between demographic risk factors and preterm birth in the first 1000 participants - June 24, 2019

CEC Director Dr. Carmen Velez Vega & Research Coordinator Hector Torres Zayas Lead Report Back Workshop - May 8, 2019

PROTECT’s Phil Brown presents at the Cambridge Science Festival - April 23, 2019

PROTECT Participates in Environmental Justice Panel at CitSci2019 - April 22, 2019

PROTECT Report Back Team hosts community meeting with study participants in Arecibo, Puerto Rico - April 5, 2019

PROTECT and Silent Spring Institute’s Report Back App deemed a model for future research at the PEPH Conference - January 8, 2019

Trainee Spotlight: Morgan Hines -

PROTECT Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions - November 8, 2018

PROTECT and Silent Spring Institute Inaugurate a Mobile App to Provide PROTECT Participants their Research Results - October 23, 2018

PROTECT Presents at the 2018 International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment, at the National University of Seoul - August 14, 2018

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Delegates Visit PROTECT and CRECE in Puerto Rico - January 31, 2018

Two months after Irma and Maria, PROTECT & CRECE Continue Efforts to Support the Community in Puerto Rico - December 11, 2017

Nature features Cordero and Padilla for PROTECT Research Efforts in Puerto Rico Post-Maria - November 16, 2017

March of Dimes 2017 Report Card Shows National Preterm Birth Rate Worsening for Second Year in a Row - November 3, 2017

PROTECT & CRECE Provide Community Support for Puerto Rico Following Devastation Caused by Hurricanes Irma & Maria - October 19, 2017

Brown featured in NIEHS “Grantee Highlights” Archive for work with PROTECT - September 13, 2017

PROTECT Trainee Nancy Cardona-Cordero Receives KC Donnelly Externship - August 9, 2017

PROTECT and CRECE Team Members Present at Ibero-American Conference of Health-Promoting Universities in Spain - July 10, 2017

Vélez-Vega featured in NIEHS “Grantee Highlights” Archive for work with PROTECT -

NIEHS Director Joins PROTECT and CRECE in Puerto Rico for Community Environmental Health Forum - April 10, 2017

PROTECT and CRECE Honor Community Health Centers at Annual Retreat - March 1, 2017

2017 Check-In: PROTECT Continues Successful Community Engagement in Puerto Rico - January 31, 2017

Vélez Vega and Cordero Present at American Public Health Association’s Annual Conference - November 14, 2016

March of Dimes 2016 Report Card Shows Preterm Birth Increasing Nationally while Decreasing in Puerto Rico -

Members of PROTECT and CRECE meet with Caribbean EPA Director - September 7, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Participate in March of Dimes March for Babies Event in San Juan - July 27, 2016

Dr. Carmen Vélez Vega and Trainee Colleen Murphy Collaborate with Undergraduate Students from University of Puerto Rico—Mayaguez - May 5, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Provide Education on Zika Prevention - May 2, 2016

Dr. Vélez Vega and Trainee Colleen Murphy Present at 2nd Annual Rochester Global Health Symposium and UNYTE Scientific Session - April 29, 2016

Dr. Vélez Vega Presents at the 2016 Consortium of Universities for Global Health -

Puerto Rico Prepares for Zika Epidemic - March 29, 2016

PROTECT’s Dr. José Cordero Appears on NPR to Discuss Puerto Rico’s Efforts Against the Zika Virus - February 5, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Work With Local Physicians to Inform Participants About the Zika Virus in Puerto Rico - February 4, 2016

PROTECT Wins the People’s Choice Award at the EPA Community Involvement Training Conference - August 7, 2015

PROTECT Researchers Partner with March of Dimes in San Juan - August 3, 2015

Phil Brown Wins NIEHS Training Grant for Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science - July 13, 2015

Landmark Conference on Social Science-Environmental Health Collaborations - June 10, 2015

Phil Brown Wins NSF Grant to Study Perfluorinated Chemicals - May 11, 2015

PROTECT RTC-CEC Leader Phil Brown Receives Prestigious ASA Practice and Outreach Award - April 29, 2015

Over 60 attend 5th annual PROTECT retreat in Dorado, Puerto Rico - January 23, 2015

Prof. Phil Brown appointed to NIEHS Council - January 15, 2015

PROTECT researcher Anzalota gives talk at Minority Health & Health Disparities conference - January 13, 2015

Community Engagement Core Advisory Committee convenes at the Manatí Medical Center - December 2, 2014

Phil Brown joins Scientific Advisory Panel of the Breast Cancer Fund -

Phil Brown and colleagues receive NIEHS Conference Grant - September 26, 2014

PROTECT Center well-represented at the EPA Region 2 Caribbean Science Workshop - September 19, 2014

Puerto Rico Task Force for Preterm Birth honored by March of Dimes - June 18, 2014

PROTECT Researcher Visits Clinics to Discuss Challenges in Maternal Immunization - June 16, 2014

June 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT awarded five-year renewal grant - June 4, 2014