Vélez-Vega featured in NIEHS “Grantee Highlights” Archive for work with PROTECT

Jul 10, 2017 | Community Engagement Core, PROTECT Team

A National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) post titled, “Establishing Partnerships to Address Environmental Health Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children in Puerto Rico,” highlights the work of Carmen Vélez-Vega, Co-Leader of PROTECT’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) and CRECE’s Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC). The piece was posted on June 21st, 2017 in the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) “Grantee Highlights” archive and especially focuses on Vélez-Vega’s experiences working with underserved communities in Puerto Rico. Her community engagement and translation efforts with PROTECT and CRECE have been extensive, ranging from educating health care professionals about local environmental health issues to raising awareness of Zika on the island. Also mentioned in the article for their efforts are Vélez-Vega’s co-leader for PROTECT and CRECE, Phil Brown, and Emily Zimmerman, a leading researcher for CRECE.

Thank you for all of your excellent work, Mili!

Dr. Carmen Vélez-Vega holds a sign with the words “Dioxinas contaminan la leche materna,” Spanish text which translates to “Dioxins contaminate breast milk.