Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation held its 5th Anniversary
Different advances in scientific development reported
May 3, 2021
With the attendance of recognized clinical research leaders, the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI) celebrated its fifth anniversary focusing on advances in the fight against COVID-19, and the local experience in clinical investigation. It also paid tribute to research sites in Puerto Rico and to collaborators in and off the Island.
Dr. Silva-Boschetti recognized the first five clinical research sites of Puerto Rico to join the PRCCI hub: Inspira Clinical Research and its president Dr. Alberto Varela; GCM Medical Group and its president and medical director Dr. Gregorio Cortés; FDI Clinical Research and its CEO, CSO and Bioanalitical Laboratory Director, Dr. José F. Rodríguez-Orengo; “Grupo Dermatológico de Carolina” and its chief investigator Dra. Alma M. Cruz and the Puerto Rico Renal Health and Research with its president Dr. Otegbola Ojo.
Other sites that were recognized for their performance were the Cardio Pulmonary Research site, headed by Dr. Aranda and the Puerto Rico Medical Research Center, co-directed by Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Luis Flores, both sites having shown significant growth during their first year with PRCCI.
Moreover, Dr. Silva-Boschetti thanked different collaborators at Yale University/Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, including its director Tesheia Johnson, as well as Alyssa Gateman, Linda Coleman and Kelly Anastacio. In the medical education field, she highlighted strategic collaborators Dr. Luis Samuel Abreu, PharmD, field medical director Puerto Rico of Pfizer and Dr. Renato Arocho, PharmD, senior director, Pfizer.
The event also honored the leadership of engineer Lucy Crespo, CEO of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, as well as PRCCI Board of Directors and its president, Dr. Lester Martínez, Dr. Amarilys Silva-Boschetti, and the entire PRCCI work team.
CEO Eng. Crespo emphasized PRCCI’s tireless work during these five years and gave her unconditional support to the organization’s efforts to continue strengthening Puerto Rico as a preferred location for clinical investigation and increasing the number of sites willing to join the PRCCI hub.
The 5th anniversary event offered 1.5 hours of continued medical education credits for physicians. For details, access https://prcci.org.