It is essential to support ongoing research projects to accelerate discoveries and find a cure!
Dr. Radamés Sierra Zorita, Medical Director of Fundación Bechara, speaks about how the foundation has taken an active role creating awareness and educating the medical community in Puerto Rico about autoimmune diseases. Dr. Sierra Zorita discusses the importance of educating primary doctors to recognize symptoms of autoimmune diseases, to promote early diagnosis and referral to the appropriate specialist. Fundación Bechara has conducted seven medical conferences with the purpose of helping doctors recognize the early signs of autoimmune disease. Fundación Bechara is also supporting investigators from the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy in their attempt to identify the impact of rheumatic diseases in Puerto Rico.
Be Brave by Fundación Bechara established an alliance with Brigham and Women's Hospital through the BE BRAVE FUND. This fund provides financial support to Dr. Peter Andrija Nigrovic's research project, under the direction of Michael Weinblatt, MD, in an effort to lead important innovative discoveries in the rheumatic field.
Wanda Maldonado, Dean of the School of Pharmacy of the University of P.R.:
"We are very pleased for the collaboration we have established with BE BRAVE by Fundación Bechara. During which we have given ourselves the task to engage in studies that have demonstrated demographic characteristics of patients, especially patients that suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as their treatments patterns. This data of Puerto Rican patients is very important because it reveals to us the characteristics of our population and treatments patterns. This data can also be utilized to continue to do additional research that will help optimize treatments".
Click on the article to read this important publication which serves as the first step in the collection of imminent data which will help understand demographics and characteristics of rheumatic patients in Puerto Rico.
IT'S ESSENTIAL TO SUPPORT ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS TO ACCELERATE DISCOVERIES AND FIND A CURE!