Media & Awards



Global Surveillance

  • Excellence in Surveillance and Health Monitoring-International. For exemplary leadership and support to the development and use of the NCBDDD Birth Devet Surveillance Toolikit. Given the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta USA.


Commended book

  • Highly Commended Book in Public health. BMA Medical Book Awards 2015 for Birth Defects Surveillance. A Manual for Programme Managers


Advisory groups

  • WHO/UNICEF. Technical Expert Advisory Group on Nutrition Monitoring (TEAM). Member (2015-2017)
  • WHO. Guideline Development Group-Nutrition Actions. Member (2013-2017)
  • Independent Expert Advisory Group. Global Nutrition Report (2015- present)

  • Independent Expert Advisory Group. Global Nutrition Report (2015- present)
  • WHO/UNICEF. Technical Expert Advisory Group on Nutrition Monitoring (TEAM). Member (2015-2017)

  • WHO. Guideline Development Group-Nutrition Actions. Member (2013-2017)

  • World Bank Anemia Costing group (2015-2016)

  • Nutrition Advisory Working Group. International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) (2014-2017)

  • Co-Chair, Micronutrient Forum (2014- present)

  • Board Member (Founding), Society of Implementation Science in Nutrition (2016- present)

  • Board Member, Food Fortification Initiative (2014- present)

  • Board Member, Iodine Global Network (2014 -present)



Research

  • Member of the National Research System, level 1. Mexico.
  • 1st place. Nestle Foundation Award for nutrition research. Applied nutrition category. 29 Sep.
  • 1st place. XIX National Research Award Glaxo Smith Kline-Funsalud. Epidemiology category. Project: “Secular changes of dental, reproductive and nutritional status of women in childbearing age from Mexico City”
  • 3rd place. VI International Meeting in interdisciplinary dentistry San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Clinical Research category. Project “Secular changes of dental status of women in childbearing age from Mexico City, 1980-2007”
  • Member of the National Research System, candidate. Mexico.
  • Recognition for quality and transcendence of scientific research, period 2006-7. National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico.
  • Doctoral Fellowship. International Atomic Energy Agency Scholarship.
  • 1st place. Gastón Madrid Award for Best Biomedicine Research. Sonora’s State Government.
  • Honor’s Degree. Master in Science. Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo CIAD. July.
  • 1st place. American Soy Association Award. Project: “Hospital treatment of infant malnutrition with enzymatic modified soy protein”.
  • 1st place. Quaker 2000 Fellowship. Project: “Development of a high assimilation protein concentrate for recovery of the infant and geriatric malnutrition”.
  • 1st place. Sonora’s State Health Award (as co-author). Title: “Quality and quantity of breast milk of the Hermosillo mothers from 16 to 35 ensure an optimal development of their infants at lest 3 months” Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
  • 3rd place. Thesis of the Year in Nutrition Award. Title: “Body composition of adolescents and adults lactating mothers at the first month post-partum in two Mexican regions”. Awarded by Nestlé, AMMFEN, Fundsalud and National Institute of Nutrition INNCMSZ. 2002.
  • Honour’s degree. Bachelor’s degree. Universidad Iberoamericana, Santa Fe Campus,
  • Student´s award for obtaining the highest grade point average in Nutrition. Class 1995-2000. Universidad Iberoamericana, Santa Fe Campus, Mexico


Leadership

  • Distinguished alumni, Esther Casanueva Award. Ibero-American University. Mexico 27 June
  • International Nutrition Foundation- Kraft (INF/Kraft) Travel Fellow for the IV Future Latin America’s Nutrition Leaders Workshop. November