ABOUT US


At Fundación Intellectus we want to promote the development of individuals and organizations committed to science and research on the physical and mental health of Puerto Ricans.

  • Attention to health issues that affect the community.
  • We support medical education and health sciences.
  • We support innovative scientific research.

+47 Scholarships awarded

The recipient of a medical scholarship does the residency at Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital, Baylor College, and Ohio College of Medicine.

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Dra. Luisa Alvarado - Principal Investigator of the POPZE project

How do we help?


  • We create scholarship programs to financially support medical students and researchers in the field of health and sexual violence.
  • We investigate the need for specialist doctors, with particular attention to the south and west of the Island.
  • We join forces with the Interuniversity Committee for Cancer Prevention and Education (CIPECA).
  • We joined forces with the primary psychology program of the Ponce Health Science University School of Psychology.
  • We joined forces with the Health-Justice Center of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine to work on the issue of sexual violence through continuing medical education.
  • We join forces with the Ponce Medical School Foundation to assist in emergencies caused by earthquakes.

What have we achieved so far?


In the last five years we have supported medical student’s university degree, we have supported research and cancer prevention programs. We are also helping mental health programs in the South of Puerto Rico.

Recent news

Preocupa deterioro en la salud mental de los jóvenes

Un estudio exploratorio con 515 estudiantes universitarios, la mayoría de ellos en universidades de Ponce, encontró que el 56% de los alumnos mostraba síntomas de depresión; el 46% de tenía síntomas severos de ansiedad y el 24% indicios moderados. Primero la respiración le cambia, se agita y pierde el apetito. No puede concentrarse en sus …

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CENTRO DE SALUD DE PUERTO RICO RECEIVES FUNDS

By El Nuevo Día https://www.pressreader.com/puerto-rico/el-nuevo-dia1/20191231/281998969377261  The Puerto Rico Health Justice Center of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine received a grant from the Intellectus Foundation to develop “Time’s Up for Physicians: Ask”.   The project responds to the need of digging deeper in the education on the medical approach in the management of patients who are victims of sexual violence, …

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INTELLECTUS FOUNDATION SPONSORSHIPS INVESTIGATIONS

By: SinComillas Fundación Intellectus auspicia investigaciones At the end of January, the Foundation awarded several scholarships for doctoral students from Ponce Health Sciences University and nursing students from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine to develop their research on health and sexual violence. With a total grant of $22,500, the youth group will be researching or building prevention tools according to their area of interest. Topics such as the effect of air quality on vertebral malformations, the effect of turmeric on cancer prevention, and understanding how stress could accelerate ovarian …

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