About the Author – 27798 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE1

About the Author
~XL-Author Biography-PostEdited.

The Author Himself
-Universities of California-Davis and San Francisco
-Tulane Medical School and Michigan State University
-National Univ. of Colombia
-United Nations and Royal
-Government of Denmark
-University of Missouri
-Wistar Institute of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
-Universities of California
-Tulane Medical School and Michigan State University, 1968 MSc, 1968
-National Univ. of Colombia
-United Nations pregraduate training in Chile and in Denmark under the auspices of 1963 and 1964

– United Nations: Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, and other countries in Africa
-World (Pan American) Health Organization, Trinidad and Tobago
-Caribbean Epidemiology Center, CAREC (formerly Trinidad Virus Laboratory)

-Cornell University, adjunct professor of international epidemiology
-Visiting professor at his USA’s alma mater, University of California at Davis
-Consultant, Nestle Corporation, Vevey, Switzerland (Communite Helvetique, CH), 1977
-Trainee and visiting scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1972, 1974, and 1981

-1984–1988. Pioneered the development of animal models to study neuroendocrine involvement in wasting syndrome, a pathognomonic symptom of HIV-AIDS or HAIDS and complication of cancer. Actively involved in the development of the feline AIDS model (FAIDS), the best and first characterized oncogenic-immunodeficiency animal virus. Results led to clinical trials and recently implemented the use of megestrol and/or somatotropin/GH palliative treatment for HAIDS and cancer
-1977–8. Documented the nosocomial outbreaks of formula-borne episodes in neonatal hospital units, which lead to improvements in infant formula
-1979, WHO’s assembly with active participation of US senator Kennedy and in the baby killer trial in Bern, Switzerland. This was the culmination of the infant formula’s investigation
-1970s, middle. Part of the team that characterized the spore-entero toxin of Clostridium perfringens (or C. welchii), a leading cause, at the time, of foodborne diseases

Volunteer and Community Activities
-EEO Committee by the director of NIAID in 1988 as alternate and as principal by the director of NCI in 1990
-EEO counselor
-NIH-Hispanic American Committee and elected chairperson in 1990–1992.

-Active in the communications and entertainment mass media, having done biomedical interviews and talk shows nationally and internationally in the Hispanic channels and stations—Washington DC Channel 48, Univision cable TV, The Cristina Show, the American TV shows, and the Club de la Salud (Good Health Club)—as well as in the written press, i.e., the Journal of the Americas, etc.

-Colombian Veterinary Medical Association/Colombian Society for the Advancement of Science, Excellency in Research Academician, Distinguished Scholar National Academies of (Clinical) Practice.
-Fellow of the Am. Coll. Epidemiology and a member of its Minority Affairs and Ethics committees

-Author of over two publications—including over sixty refereed journal papers and peer-reviewed presentations, seven scientific book chapters, and reviews. Also the contributor of several bacterial, viral, and tissue-type cultures in internationally recognized repositories. Besides his scientific works, the author is also a published poet, Supplant/Supplantation©, and published historical novel author: Bolivar y Francisquita©.

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