- Although scientific research is the basis for development, the vast majority of work is carried out by countries with more resources.
- Since 1984, the Mexican Health Foundation and Roche have headed the most important award that exists in Mexico for medical researchers.
- This 2022 the winners stood out for their work on breast cancer, kidney failure and spinocerebellar ataxia.
There are too many activities that health professionals can perform. Although one of the main ones is patient care, in reality there are also other areas in which they can venture. In fact, the medical researchers They are a core part of this guild because their ideas allow future creations to materialize.
The most important award of its kind in Mexico
For this reason, with the aim of recognizing and promoting medical and scientific research in our country, Roche and the Mexican Foundation for Health (FUNSALUD) carried out the delivery of the Medical Research Award “Dr. Jorge Rosenkranz”.
Since 1984, the Rosenkranz Prize has recognized the dedication of scientific researchers and their commitment to the challenges facing Mexico in terms of health. These are challenges that have become more acute in recent years and that find important advances through scientific development.
During the award ceremony, Andrés Bruzual, General Manager of Roche Pharma Mexico, highlighted that: “Scientific research is the seed of innovation and new discoveries that transform our economy, build new industries, increase productivity and improve the competitiveness of a country. . But the purpose of medical-scientific research is more than that: it is to positively impact patients, science and society as a whole”.
And it is that research and the promotion of knowledge is a crucial issue. According to UNESCO, the investment that countries allocate to research and development is increasing worldwide with 19% more between 2014 and 2018. Although 93% of this investment is provided exclusively by the countries that make up the G20, which represents a great challenge for the rest.
Hence the importance of having important recognitions that continue to promote scientific medical research to continue advancing science in the face of future challenges. Today more than ever, the scientific community of the country, and the world, is aware of the urgency of continuing to promote research and development of basic, clinical and biotechnology research.
The best medical researchers in Mexico
During the 38th edition of the Rosenkranz Prize, the Dr. Sandra Lorena Romero Córdoba. She is an associate researcher at the UNAM Biomedical Research Institute and won in the basic category for her work. “Multi-omic characterization of breast cancer in Hispanic-Mexican women”.
In the clinical category the winner was Dr. Jose Manuel Arreola Guerrahead of research at the Miguel Hidalgo Centennial Hospital in Aguascalientes, for his work Histological characterization and risk factors for persistent albumin in adolescents in a region with a high prevalence of terminal renal failure of unknown origin.
While, in the biotechnology category, the recognition went to the Dr. Jonathan Javier Magaña AguirreResearcher at the National Rehabilitation Institute, for his work “Design and evaluation of a pharmacological nanocarrier system for the treatment of neurodegeneration in spinocerebellar ataxia SCA7”.
During the award event, renowned personalities from the health ecosystem participated, such as Dr. David Kershenobich and Dr. José Sifuentes, new director of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, who shared their perspective regarding the importance of research as a source of knowledge, change and purpose.
The participants, winners, researchers, representatives of Roche and Funsalud agreed on the national and international relevance of the Award, particularly in these extraordinary times in which we have faced enormous health challenges globally due to the covid-19 pandemic. This award gives rise to a large number of inspiring stories that positively contribute to the development of innovative solutions for the benefit of our community.
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