October 30, 2011

Ten researchers received travel awards to present their research at the poster session during the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) International Conference. NHSN, which fosters the development and advancement of Hispanic scientists to promote future leaders, chose as its theme for this year, “Pathway Toward Health Equities in Hispanic Populations.” The NHSN conference International Poster Session showcased ongoing research projects to generate discussion and create linkages for collaborations. NIDA-supported scientists from Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain presented their research at the poster session, including:

  • Chile: Luis Caris, University of Chile
  • Costa Rica: Julio Bejerano, National Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
  • Mexico: Octavio Campollo, University of Guadalajara; Clara Fleiz, Claudia Rafful Loera, Maria Lourdes Gutierrez Lopez, Natania Oliva Robles, and Jorge Ameth Villatoro Velazquez, National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz
  • Puerto Rico: Juan Carlos Reyes-Pulliza, University of Puerto Rico
  • Spain: Javier Gonzalez-Riera, Jaen Health District, Andalusian Public Health System