MISSION STATEMENT

Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc., DBA Ponce Research Institute (PRI), has an unwavering commitment to providing relief efforts to communities in Puerto Rico affected by the recent seismic events.  Our relief efforts are consistent with the organization’s mission as a charitable, educational, scientific 501(c)(3) Public Charity. All donations received will be used for three main purposes geared towards providing for the health and wellbeing of Puerto Rican communities:

Dr. Kenira Thompson
President Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc.

Mission Statement

Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc., DBA Ponce Research Institute (PRI), has an unwavering commitment to providing relief efforts to communities in Puerto Rico affected by the recent seismic events.  Our relief efforts are consistent with the organization’s mission as a charitable, educational, scientific 501(c)(3) Public Charity. All donations received will be used for three main purposes geared towards providing for the health and wellbeing of Puerto Rican communities:

 

1. Providing patient care and citizen welfare within Puerto Rico, including but not limited to: purchasing, transporting, and distributing medical supplies, food, toiletries, and other household goods to Puerto Rican residents, with a focus on southern Puerto Rico; and providing high-quality, timely, and effective medical, nursing, psychological, and public health interventions at no cost to the residents of affected areas using our medical mobile unit (Clinica del Sur).

2. Ensuring student education and welfare through efforts including but not limited to: providing health sciences students displacement and relocation stipends to enable relocation as needed to ensure timely completion of student academic programs; providing assistance scholarships for health sciences students sustaining financial losses from natural disaster events; as well as providing support to local K-12 public schools that have been impacted in order to benefit school age children from southern Puerto Rico. 

3. Rebuilding, operating, and improving research facilities and capabilities associated with PRI that were impacted by recent natural disaster events, including but not limited to one of the largest clinical trial units in Puerto Rico, the only cancer tissue repository for tumors from Puerto Rican patients, and INNO Diagnostics, an immunology reference laboratory that provides low cost clinical diagnostics in multiple therapeutic areas throughout Puerto Rico.

-Dr. Kenira Thompson

President Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc.

 

Collaborators

Afya Foundation
Mindo Futures
Doctoras Boricuas
Dr. Francisco Arraiza
Motorola Inc
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Americares
Lissa Pott
LELA Foundation/V Project
City of New Orleans
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Rays
Dr. Julio Bracero
Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)
Fundación Bechara
American Family Airlift
Bill Hammock
Senator Karen Peterson
Ingrid Marie Rivera
National Puerto Rican Leadership Council for Education
3 to 5 Days
Keystone College, Pennsylvania – Joyce Avila
Farmacia la Fe
Agudas Achim Congregation
Iraida Oquendo
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Theranos
Sororidad Eta Gamma Delta
Elaine A. Nikolakaos
Glorivette Alverio – Nursing Program, PHSU
Joseph & Janet Erazo
Catherine Hottendorf
Jaycox Family

Water Step
Bacardi Foundation
Alice Freeman
Brazos Gitanos Franco
Dave Thompson
Julio Canales
Kamar De Los Reyes
Daniel De Los Reyes
Taller Sur/Paulette Medina
Dr. Laura Domenech
Elena Vélez
Farmacia Lourdes
Farmacia Del Sur
Nestlé
Memorial Sloan Kettering (Dr. Rosario Costa)
Dr. Cynthia Rivera
Dr. Eric Mizuno
Dr. Lissette Gutierrez
American Physiological Society
Dr. Caroline Appleyard
Supreme Master Ching Hai
Aprille Isham
Chris, Kim, & Shannon Goodwin
Dr. Garry and Tracy Hall – Norman Regional Hospital -Agudas Achim Congregation
Pascale Caddous Elghanayan & Yousef Elghanayan
Maria P. Heim & Steven G. Heim
Donne G. Kampel & Michael Braff
John & Mary Goodwin
Diana Olson
Dr. Fanny Santiago-Saavedra
University of Medicine and Health Sciences LTD -St. Kitts

Americares

Direct Relief

Brother’s Brother Foundation

Heart to Heart

Destilería Serrallés Inc

Doctoras Boricuas

Farmacia del Sur

Farmacia Académica

Fundación Intellectus PHSEF

Bandana Chatterjee SA Family (Fidelity Charitable)

Prescott Family (Fidelity Charitable)

Anthony Robateau

Dr. Joseph E. Parrillo

Raymond G. Slavin

Dra. Lilliana Vazquez Rivera

Sean D. Pierce

Eugenia Curet

Dr. Michael A. Kelly

Stephen T. Clarke

Bonita Stanton

Sandra Gordans

Michael Stafe

Thomas Floriam

Scott Antonia

Robert Leverence

John A. Burns-Jerris Hedges – Univ. Hawaii School of Medicine (AAMC)

Eugenia Curet

Nina Miller

Melissa Cavaghan

Dr. Jaime Matta

JOHN BUCKLEY

Dr. Idhaliz Flores Caldera

ODFI Consolidated Payment

Alberto Carranza

University of Southern California (USC)

Zulema Fumero

Viviam Puig

Paulette Medina

Lilibeth Costas

Maricarmen San Antonio

Alicia De Cardona

Lyvia Nunez

Elena Vélez

Vivian Rogers

Vanessa Rivera

Belissa Irizarry

Cary Collado

Elena Ozonas

Minerva Luna

Dra. Maria E. Rios Enriquez

Brenda M. De Jesus Pagan

University of Chicago-BSD

Caribbean Retina-Dr.Noel De Leon

Marina Spinelli

Carl Ramirez

Steven V. Angus

Bruce Tsan-Tang Liang

Suzanne Kubis

Winston A. Campbell

Philip E. Kerr

Anthony A. Luciano

Roger D. Lusking, MD

Kourosh Parham

Thomas M. Rathier

Kiki & Carl Nissen

Peter Schulman

Capital Area Health Consortium, Inc

NCURA

Dr. Jorge Rivera Torres

Selectos Berrios LLC

Team in Action

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How to contribute

VISA or Mastercard: call 787-840-2575 ext. 4807 and state that the funds are for the PRI Donations account.

Checks payable to: Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc. Attention: Accounts Receivable PO Box 7004 Ponce, PR 00732-7004

Electronic Deposit: Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc. Bank Name: Oriental Bank Routing Number: 221571415 Account Number: 8016607399 Remittance email: zarroyo@psm.edu

Leadership

Dr. Kenira Thompson

President, Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc.

kthompson@psm.edu

 

Dr. Laura Domenech, Senior Medical Officer

ldomenech@psm.edu

 

Migdalia Cruz, Executive Assistant to the President

mcruz@psm.edu

Board Members PMSF:

David Lenihan, PhD

Piotr B Kozlowski, MD-PhD

Kenira Thompson, PhD

Guillermo Picó, Esq

Luis Ghigliotti, MD

Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, FRCP

José A. Torres-Ruiz, PhD

Be a part of our mission.

    The Ponce Medical School Foundation Inc., DBA Ponce Research Institute (PRI) is a charitable, educational scientific 501 (c)(3) Public Charity. PMSF is committed to being a part of the reconstruction of Puerto Rico.

    You can help us provide essential assistance to affected areas in Puerto Rico. Be a part of our mission.