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RECENT PRESENTATIONS

“Arte y Poesía” Tertulia Virtual de Escritores: Mi Libro Hispano, Miramar, Florida. July 2021

“1er Encuentro Virtual de Literatura y Bellas Artes” Consortium Cultural, March 2021

“La experiencia de ser”. 1st Summer Book Fair, Mi Libro Hispano, August 4th, 2020 (online)

“Conversatorio” XI Festival Internacional de Poesía, Teatro Universidad Interamericana, Ponce, Puerto Rico, March, 2019

“La poesía para contar una historia” National University College, Ponce, PR March 2019

“El libro azul: La máquina examinándose a sí misma” Librería El Candil, January 2019

“Cada memoria, su propio laboratorio” Primer Festival Internacional de Poesía de la Herencia Hispana, Doral, Florida, October 2018

“Ciencia + Poesía =” Pontificia Universidad Católica, Teatro Murga, Ponce, Puerto Rico, March 2018

“La última caricia: poemas” Festival de la Palabra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2014

“De la mano: La poesía y la ciencia – Poemas de La última caricia” Celebración Internacional del Mes del Libro Hispano, Miami, Florida, September 2014

“Let’s Tell A Science Story” MIT Online Science, Technology & Engineering Community (MOSTEC) Conference, August 2013

“Language Barriers and Health Care for Latino Patients: Perspectives of a Spanish Medical Interpreter”  Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – April 2011

“Physics and the Art (and Science) of Science Writing” University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico – May 2011

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PREVIOUS:

“Ultra-Luminous X-Ray Sources in nearby Early-type Galaxies” Joint 2008 Annual Meeting National Society for Black Physicists (NSBP) & National Society for Hispanic Physicists (NSHP), Washington, D.C., 2008

“Characterizing the Nuclear Extended Emission in Chandra’s Early-type galaxy sample” Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory 11th Research Papers (Oral) Presentation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, 2004

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American Astronomical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2005

“Diamond Ultraviolet sensors for UV Astronomy”, 24th Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting (PRISM), 39th ACS Junior Technical Meeting, University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, March, 2004

Winner of Best Poster “Diamond Ultraviolet sensors for UV Astronomy”, ACS Senior Technical Meeting, Quebradillas, PR., 2003

“Development of Radiation-Hard Solar-Blind Diamond Based UV Sensors for UV Astronomy” Iris M. Vargas, J. Wu. B.R. Weiner and G. Morell, 4th Poster Presentation of Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, 2003

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Century Science Meeting, Wyndham Condado Plaza, San Juan, PR., 2003

“Effects of Heavy-Ion Radiation on the Electron Field Emission Properties of Sulfur-Doped Nanocomposite Carbon Films” A. Gonzalez, Dachun Huang, I.M. Vargas, J. De Jesus, B.R. Weiner, and G. Morell, American Chemical Society Meeting, West Inn Rio Mar Hotel, Rio Grande, P.R., 2003

“Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanotubes by Hot Filament CVD and Arc-Discharge Techniques”, J. De Jesus, I.M. Vargas, B. Weiss, B.R. Weiner and G. Morell, American Chemical Society Meeting, West Inn Rio Mar Hotel, Rio Grande, P.R., 2003

“Development of Radiation-Hard Solar-Blind Diamond Based UV Sensors for UV Astronomy” Iris Monica Vargas, J. Wu, A. Martinez, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell, Natural Sciences 1st Graduate Student Poster Session, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.R., 2003

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American Chemical Society Meeting, West Inn Rio Mar Hotel, Rio Grande, P.R.,2003

“Growth of Diamond Films for the Development of Ultraviolet Sensors”, Senior Technical Meeting, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.R., 2002

Public Seminar on “Nanotubes and Nanotechnology”, Iris Monica Vargas – Speaker, Facundo Bueso Science Research Building, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.R., 2000

“DC Arc-Discharge Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanostructures”, 36th ACS Junior Technical Meeting, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, P.R., 2001

“What is beyond the ACS Affiliates Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus” Lucas Hernández, Ingrid Montes, Iris Mónica Vargas, Delanor Vázquez, Cristina Hofmann, Mark Anthony Vergara, Book of Abstracts, 219th ACS National Meeting, CHED-870, San Francisco, March 2000

“In Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of the Oxide Etching and Damaging processes on Silicon under hydrogen plasma” Iris Monica Vargas, J. Manso, J.R. Guzman, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell, MRS, Boston, MA, 1999

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35th ACS Junior Technical Meeting, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.R., 2000

“CMX: Central Muon eXtension Construction” Fermi National Laboratories Summer Poster Session 1999, Harvard Particle Physics Research Group, Harvard University, Fermilab, Batavia, Chicago, Illinois

“Study of the Carburization of Tantalum Filaments Employed in the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond” Iris Monica Vargas, O. Figueroa, J. Gonzalez, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell, APS Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999

“Study of the Effects of Change in the Growth Conditions over the Microstructure of Diamond Films prepared by Filament-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition” J. Gonzalez, O. Figueroa, Iris Monica Vargas, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell, American Physics Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999

“Síntesis de Alcohol Furfurílico y Estudio Sistemático de la Reacción Diels Alder” Chemistry Week Poster Session, Dept. of Chemistry, UPR, 1999

“Studies of the Physical Properties of the Coumarine-4 Dye Molecule with a Silicon Group Substitution” Chemistry Week Poster Session, Dept. of Chemistry, UPR, 1998

“Parametric Study of CVD Diamond” 34th ACS Junior Technical Meeting, UPR, Mayaguez, P.R. 1999

“In Situ IR Spectroscopy of the Gaseous Species present in a Diamond Chemical Deposition” 33rd ACS Junior Technical Meeting, UPR, Mayaguez, P.R. 1998

REFEREED PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

“Livedo reticularis as a presenting sign of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection” Shadi Khalil, Brian S. Hinds, Iviensan F. Manalo, Iris Mónica Vargas, Sudhakar Mallela, Randy Jacobs, JAAD Case Report Sep; 6(9): 871–874. 2020

“Through the Veil of Language: Addressing the Hidden Curriculum for the Care of Patients with Limited English Proficiency” Kenison TC, Madu A, Krupat E, Ticona L, Vargas IM, Green AR Academic Medicine, Jan;92(1):92-100 (2017)

“The nature of Ultra-luminous X-ray sources in early-type galaxies”. Raychaudhury, Somak; Vargas, I. Monica; Jones, Christine; Forman, William R.; Vikhkinin, Alexey; Murray, Steve S. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Observational Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe, Kolkata, India. 10-15 February 2008.

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AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1053, pp. 111-115, 2008

“The Hot Gas Content of Low-Luminosity Early-Type Galaxies and the Implications Regarding supernova Heating and AGN Feedback’’ Lawrence P. Davis, Christine Jones, William Forman, Iris Mónica Vargas, Paul Nulsen, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 653, part 1, pages 207–221 (2006)

“Developing Solar-blind, Radiation-hard, Diamond-based Ultraviolet Detectors” M.Sci. Physics Thesis, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (2005)

“Exploring the Playground of the Nucleus: Characterizing the Nuclear Extended Emission in Chandra’s Early-type Galaxy Sample” Iris Monica Vargas & Christine Jones, American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #92.13; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 36, p.1491, (2004)

“Effects of heavy-ion radiation on the electron field emissions properties of sulfur-doped nanocomposite carbon films” Diamond and Related Materials, 13, 221-225, (2004)

“Exploring the Playground of the Nucleus: Characterizing the Nuclear Extended Emission in Chandra’s Early-type Galaxy Sample” Iris Monica Vargas & Christine Jones, SAO Summer Intern Program Research Papers, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, (2004)

“Study of the Effects of Heavy-Ion Radiation on Nanocomposite Carbon Films” Materials Research Society Meeting Proceedings, Vol 777, T8.8, (2003)

“In Situ Phase-Modulated Ellipsometry Study of the Surface Damaging Process of Silicon under Atomic Hydrogen” Solid State Communications, 217-220, Vol.116, (2000)

“In Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of the Oxide Etching and Surface Damaging Processes on Silicon under Hydrogen Plasma” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 591, pp.295-300 (2000)

“Measurements and Analysis of Diamond Raman Bandwidths” Diamond Related Materials, 1029-1033, Vol.7, (1998)

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