TITLE V GRANTS: Promoting Post Baccalaureate for Hispanic Americans Program (PPOHA)

The US Department of Education awarded San Juan Bautista School of Medicine to received funding from Title V- Part B - Promoting Post Baccalaureate for Hispanic Americans Program (PPOHA) for the implementation of the following grants:

  • Title Project: “Strengthening Access to Graduate Health Care Education”

SJBSM received a Grant Award from the US Department of Education with a five-year budget of $2.9 million (P031M190053). The following activities will be implemented during the 2019-2024 years:

  • Renovate an existing area to create the Graduate Resource Center.
  • Develop vital resources and services in the Graduate Resource Center to address gaps in student skills in statistical analysis, writing, clinical reasoning, and financial literacy.
  • Establish a Virtual Anatomy Lab and integrate innovative technology tools (Anatomy Tables, Body Viz) as a fundamental aspect of the curriculum.
  • Develop a Faculty Development Program to address identified gaps in faculty skills and knowledge and strengthen the faculty’s role as clinical educators.
  • Establish a comprehensive Student Information System (Jenzabar-SONIS) to have a digital platform to enhance the student support services.
  • Continue developing the Graduate Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to qualified students from 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24 academic year.

Nélida Rivera, EdD
Director SJBSM PPOHA Title V Grant
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Linda R. Pérez-Laras, DrPH, MS, MPA
Activities Director/Graduate Resource Center Director
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Antonio Vantaggiato, EngD
Student Information Specialist
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Idaliz Ortiz Cardona, BA
Technical Support Specialist
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Wilson Veras, MD
Virtual Anatomy Lab. Coordinator
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Maribel Figueroa Rodriguez, PhD
Faculty Development Coordinator
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Past projects:

Title Project: “Expanding Opportunities in Health Care Fields for low-income Hispanic Graduate Students in Puerto Rico”

SJBSM implemented this grant was from 2014-2019, awarded by the US Department of Education with a five-year budget of 2.6 million (P031M140030). The following activities were successfully implemented:

  • The project improved the graduate program quality by enhancing physical and technological infrastructure with the renovation of the Simulation Laboratory and the equipment for the Research Core Lab.
  • It enhanced the instructional quality through curriculum revision and advanced integrated technology.
  • They designed the online courses for the Master in Public Health.
  • The project support fellowships for 225 graduate students.