Prof. María T. San Martín
787-758-2525 x. 1689, 1691
University of Puerto Rico
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
The Post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research program (MSc) is a joint academic offering between the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions. Its curriculum for the post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Research was developed with the support of a one-year planning grant awarded in 2001 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Planning Grant for Clinical Research Training in Minority Institutions RFA-AR-00-009 and implemented with a five year grant obtained from NIH Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) in Minority Institutions. This grant, R25 RR17589, was approved on September 29, 2002 for five years and the 1st class of scholars was admitted on 2003. The R25 RR17589 grant was approved for a second cycle of 5 years from 2007-2012 and a third cycle grant R25 MD007607 was approved from 2012-2017. In 2008, both Schools joined again in a successful effort and obtained an Endowment of 15 million from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) entitled “HISPANICS-IN-RESEARCH CAPABILITY: SoHP & SoM Partnership (HIREC), with the mission to expand and sustain high quality clinical and translational research training program and research infrastructure that will enhance minority health and increase health disparities research activities. One of HiREC’s main activities was to develop a proposal for a curricular revision of the MSc to include the core competencies defined by NIH for a graduate degree in clinical and translational sciences. The curricular revision was approved by the UPR Board of Trustees to start August 2012 with its first class, Scholars 2012.
This program provides the scholars the opportunity to integrate courses with a mentor-based research experience to become independently funded and ...
The program acknowledges that reinforcing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations will enable to provide experiences that will help Scholars...