Biomedical Research Education
Program of Puerto Rico
(BREP)



"Nurse Maggie" and BioMed Battle Team members from the Elohim School distribute information regarding the prevention and treatment of diabetes to senior citizens during the Health Fair
"Nurse Maggie" and BioMed Battle Team members from the Elohim School distribute information regarding
the prevention and treatment of diabetes to senior citizens during the Health Fair

Successful Participation of the BioMed Battle Team in the Caguas Health Fair

The Biomedical Research Education Program (BREP) in collaboration with the Elohim School of Caguas, which has served as the beta site for activities developed by BREP, participated in the Health Fair held at Centro de Bellas Artes in Caguas during October 20-21, 2004. The Elohim School established an initiative in Science and Research as one of the principal components of their curriculum to promote the interest of students in the biomedical field.

Partial view of attendees to the Caguas' Health Fair at the "Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas" on October 20-21, 2004.
Partial view of attendees to the Caguas' Health Fair at the "Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas" on October 20-21, 2004.

Students of the school who are members of the BioMed Battle Team distributed information and pamphlets regarding the prevention and treatment of diabetes to attendees at the Health Fair. The exhibit included examples of biomedical laboratory equipment; literature regarding diabetes; microscopy photos and descriptions of different diseases that disproportionably affect the Puerto Rican population. Ms. Sambrana, Director of the Elohim School was impressed with the public's response. The students prepared materials and also served as guides during the health fair.

Partial view of attendees to the Caguas' Health Fair at the "Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas" on October 20-21, 2004.
Partial view of attendees to the Caguas' Health Fair at the
"Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas"
on October 20-21, 2004.

A student takes a sneak preview of the next BioMed Battle Team comic book to be released in December, 2004.
A student takes a sneak preview of the next BioMed Battle Team
comic book to be released in December, 2004.

Thousands of people of all ages and different communities attended the activity.

We wish to express our gratitude to the Elohim School personnel, especially to the parents and students who worked so hard and enthusiastically.


Contact Information:

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Telephone: (787) 763-9401
Fax: (787) 758-5206
Email:

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