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Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet addressing the audience.

Special Launching of the BioMed Battle Team Comic Book at Borders Bookstore

On Friday, April 16, 2005, the scientific and administrative staff of the Puerto Rico BREP Program presented the comic book "Cardiac Crisis" at Borders Bookstore. Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet, Principal Investigator, provided an overview of the program and introduced young Puerto Rican artist and BREP's comic book designer, Mr. Ricardo Loperena. Mr. Loperana was available to answer questions and autograph copies of the comic book during the event.

Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet addressing the audience.
Emma Fernández Repollet addressing the audience.

In "Cardiac Crisis", the first issue of the BioMed Battle Team comic book series, the students accompany the characters in an adventure that takes them through the cardiovascular system. The reading introduces students to the medical instrumentation used to diagnose and treat heart diseases, the effects of life style (diet, exercise) on cardiovascular diseases, as well as the work that investigators in Puerto Rico are conducting to understand and prevent cardiovascular diseases. Other diseases to be included in future comic books are diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and cerebral vascular diseases which are recognized leading causes of death in Puerto Rico and other Hispanic/Latino groups"", said Program Director, Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet

Enjoying the event  were students of the Atlantic College,  Mr. Felipe Padilla,  Dr. Abe Schwartz, Dr. José G. Conde, Dr. Maria José Crespo, Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet and Mr. Ricardo Loperena
Enjoying the event were students of the Atlantic College, Mr. Felipe Padilla, Dr. Abe Schwartz,
Dr. José G. Conde, Dr. Maria José Crespo, Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet and Mr. Ricardo Loperena

Present at the activity were Ms. Marimar Benítez, Chancellor, Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts; UPR Professor Jacqueline Biscombe; Medical Sciences Campus investigators Dr. Maria José Crespo and Dr. José G. Conde, and Ph.D. Candidate Yamil Gerena, among others.

Mr. Ricardo Loperena was congratulated by Ms. Marimar Benítez, Chancellor of Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts and art colleague Mr. Luis J. Brigantty.
Mr. Ricardo Loperena was congratulated by Ms. Marimar Benítez, Chancellor of
Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts and art colleague Mr. Luis J. Brigantty.

We wish to express our gratitude to Ms. Ana Ivelisse Feliciano, District Marketing Manager of Borders Puerto Rico, for her support and the opportunity to disseminate the goals and objectives of the BREP Program.


Contact Information:

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Biomedical Research Education Program of Puerto Rico
Biomedical Building No. 1, Suite 295
GPO Box 365067
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067
Telephone: (787) 764-7074
Fax: (787) 274-1639
Email:

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