End of year bulletin: Our journey in 2019
The Jacinto Convit World Organization (JCWO) is a U.S. non-profit organization founded in 2014 to contribute globally through scientific and educational programs, to specific areas of public health such as cancer and infectious diseases. The organization is named after Dr. Jacinto Convit, a renowned physician, scientist, and humanist, who impacted thousands worldwide with his studies and medical interventions for more than 70 years.
Inspired in Dr. Convit ́s principles of helping the most in need, being useful to others and working together to have a stronger society, we currently develop two programs that target the most underserved and underprivileged populations in developing countries: Cancer Immunotherapy and Molecular Diagnostics.
We are deeply thankful for the continuous support of DLA Piper, Baker Mckenzie, and Camero & Co., who assist and assess our organization in corporate legal, intellectual property and accounting matters.
“The experience of being a health care intern has been so valuable in fostering new skills and learning about the impact of international non-profits. The community at Jacinto Convit is so supportive and dedicated to bettering the lives of those in need around the world.”
University of Arkansas
Giving to our cause
In an effort to innovate by combining effective and last generation immunotherapies, we are proud to share our latest work “Evaluation of a ConvitVax/anti-PD-1 combined immunotherapy for breast cancer treatment”
JCWO believes in the power of team work over individual efforts and the importance of a multidisciplinary team. We are thrilled to say that during 2019 we brought in new team members who potentiate the mission of the organization.
At the beginning of the year Dr. Jeismar Carballo joined the team as Scientific Officer and more recently was appointed Project Coordinator, with the main goal of enhancing the development of scientific projects and continue building collaborative networks throughout the world. She has been a key person in all efforts made by JCWO during the year.
Expanding the team
Dr. Adam Brufsky
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Dr. Nicolas Acquavella
Senior Director, R&D Early Clinical Development, Immuno-oncology at Sanofi US
Dr. Isildinha Reis
Research Professor, Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
Eduardo Cianferra, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist with vast experience in vaccine research, development and production.
Medical Writer with over 12 years of experience in clinical research
José Alberto Fernández
Computer Engineer, MBA & Coach
Testimony: humanist science
Our team had the exceptional opportunity to interview Dr. Francisco Kerdel-Vegas, a renowned physician, dermatologist, diplomat and professor, born in Venezuela, currently residing in Spain. Worked for more than 25 years with Dr. Convit in research and clinic on infectious diseases. Together they trained new generations of specialists and founded an NGO to promote and finance studies in neglected dermatologic diseases.
Our deepest gratitude goes to our allies, donors, collaborators, interns, staff and all the people who help us make this project a reality every day. We are committed to continue developing programs that can improve the lives of the most in need.
“The most important lesson in life is to do good and help those who suffer”
Dr. Jacinto Convit