KUSKALLA 2016: First Annual Meeting of Peruvian Scientists in the USA
Annual meeting connects Peruvian scientists living in the United States and invites them to collaborate in benefit of the Peruvian science, technology and innovation.
In this first meeting organized by the Peruvian American Scientific Committee of the community affairs division at DelfinoCo, best known as DelfinoCo Community Fund (DCCF), prestigious Peruvian scientists offered brilliant presentations about the projects they are involved and working on. The committee is leaded by Dr Luigi Alvarado, who works as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The scientists that participated of the meeting are involved in diverse academic and professional affairs, including technology, medicine, biology, and chemistry.
The event had the participation of professors, academic post doctorates, professionals in health and non-profit organizations, researchers in corporations and government agencies, as also PhD and undergraduate students. All of them shared their most recent findings and their life experiences during the event.
Kuskalla was created to promote the interactions between Peruvian scientists who are working or studying in the United States. This relationship building is important for the future of the scientific development and technical of Peru and the United States. For this reason, Kuskalla was a great opportunity for many to share their ideas and initiatives to work as a group.
Kuskalla 2016 was held at 1255 23rd St, NW, Washington, DC. The meeting was also backed by the General Consulate of Peru in Washington DC and the Embassy of Peru in the United States, both as supporters and collaborators. For more information the official website is wwwkuskalla.org.
About DelfinoCo Community Fund
The DCCF is a division of DelfinoCo dedicated to community affairs and business development. DelfinoCo was funded and managed by Giovanni Delfino, who was born in Peru, moved to the USA with his family at the age of 16 years old, and who also became an active supporter of the Peruvian community and a promoter of Peru in the Washington metropolitan area. This personal passion for his heritage and dedication leaded to the creation of a special committee called the Peruvian American Affairs Committee.