Center for Academic Affairs and Collaboration

WORK TEAM

img22

Dra. Marisín Pecchio González

Assistant Coordinator

Marissa-G

GRAD. Rita Marissa Giovani U.

Creative Director and Digital Media

Yamibel

Yamibel Díaz

Coordinator

Nelsy Sánchez

Nelsy Sánchez

Assistant

Kimberly Portmess

Kimberly Portmess

Consultant

Nadia-De-Leon-Porter-180x180

Dra. Nadia De León

Associate Investigator

The Center for Academic Affairs and Collaboration (CAAC) began its functions in 2011 with the mission of coordinating all educational and research programs at the Institute and administering all scholarships dedicated to supporting education.

CAAC VISION

The Center for Academic Affairs and Collaboration (CAAC) began its functions in 2011 with the mission of coordinating all educational and research programs at the Institute and administering all scholarships dedicated to supporting education.

The CAAC’s vision is to develop excellence in teaching and training in innovative and scientific research. This allows us to respond to the evolution of trends, challenges, and opportunities in scientific training in Panama.

This center seeks to consolidate the integration of new programs and new talents, supporting a culture of national and international collaboration to advance the research and innovation system in Panama. For this reason, in 2018 the CAAC incorporates into its objectives the function of also performing as a collaboration center, through the development of planning strategies, to define a series of activities aimed at enhancing the Institute’s work outside and within the same.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CAAC

  • Support research through academic development and capacity building.
  • Identify and involve stakeholders throughout the scientific research and information value chain.
  • Monitor key indicators related to national and international strategies.

ACADEMIC MATTERS

HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Provides support in the selection and admission process of students for research training programs, where each student has a mentor. The process of selection, admission and evaluation of the following research training programs is in charge of an internal and external committee as the case may be. Sometimes the admission processes are led by the cooperating universities.
    • PhD Programs
    • PhD in Biotechnology in collaboration with Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. It started in 2011.
    • Doctorate in Biomedical and Clinical Research in collaboration with the University of Panama, Panama. Started in 2020
    • Doctorate in Bioscience and Biotechnology in collaboration with the Technological University of Panama, Panama. Starts in 2020.
  • Undergraduate and Master’s thesis (approximately 30 students per year).
  • Internships and volunteering for National and International Students (approximately 20 students per year).

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

The CAAC manages academic orientation opportunities for college students such as:

  • Science program for elementary and middle school students
  • INDICATOUR: Guided tour of the INDICASAT AIP facilities.
  • Commemorative Activities: It refers to those activities that derive from the commemoration of a particular date and that hold an important meaning both for the Institute and for Panamanian or world society in the scientific field.

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

The CAAC manages research training opportunities at the national level, also at the international level, such as:

  • International conferences and workshops.
  • Periodic institutional scientific seminars.
  • Scientific Manuscript Writing Workshop.

CAAC COLLABORATION

COMMUNICATIONS / SCOPE

  • Management and maintenance of the website, social network accounts, the publication of INDICASAT TIMES, graphic design support for research, directory of researchers.
  • Dissemination on the website and social networks of the scientific results obtained by researchers from the institute and others considered of high interest.

COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Support for institutional and international strategic projects: ICGEB, Innova Park Panama, CAS.
  • Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, India.

SUPPORT TO INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE

  • Institutional Evaluation
  • Planning meetings

ONLINE FORMS

Student admission

FORM 1 

FORM 2

Information about the Center

FORM 1 

FORM 2

INDICATOUR

FORM 1 

FORM 2