Administrative Core

The Administrative Core will provide the programmatic direction to the entire Program. The Administrative core will organize all Steering Committee meetings, as well as the External Advisory Committee meetings. The Mentoring Initiative of the Administrative core will standardize mentoring practices among all institutions at all levels of intervention, from undergraduate student research to mentored research at the faculty investigator level. This initiative will also coordinate the Grantsmanship Workshops provided by Kentucky INBRE personnel on a yearly basis, ensuring that all PIs of INBRE sponsored scientific research subcontracts in Puerto Rico participate in them. The workshops will be made available to interested researchers within the PRAABRE network of institutions. Finally, the overall formative and summative evaluation process of PRAABRE will be organized at the Administrative Core through the interaction of the External Advisory Committee and the External Independent Evaluator. To serve as External Independent Evaluator, PRAABRE has procured the services of the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research of the School of Public Health at the UPR-MSC.


Administrative Core Personnel

Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Medina
Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition at the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.

Dra. Ida Mejías
STCE Workforce Training Coordinator
Chair person of the School of medical Technology at Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus.

Mrs. Moraima Guzman Otero
Administrative Assistant
Puerto Rico INBRE Program

Dr. Juan López García
PRINBRE Coordinator
Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

Nicole M. Ortiz
External Evaluation Coordinator

Sharon M. Alvalle Velez
External Evaluator