Ana Mercedes Henríquez, a life dedicated to health and the environment
After an open process in which the community was invited to submit proposals, the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) christened the new building of Health Sciences with the name of Dr. Ana Mercedes Henríquez, "Anamé", recognizing her career training university students to become professionals.
Her dedication to teaching and academic research at INTEC for more than 40 years represents a legacy that survives in each of the generations of doctors she trained.
Born in Puerto Plata on September 21, 1931. She completed her Bs.C. in Pharmacy and Chemical Sciences from theUniversidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) in 1965.
"Anamé", as she was known, designed her own teaching methodology for the subject of Biology in INTEC. She also devised and promoted BIO- INTEC, research seminars held quarterly since 1983, where medical students show their skills in scientific inquiry applying their knowledge to search for solutions to real health problems.
Founding member of INTECológico, first event to bring together professors and students of the university in collaboration with companies and institutions, to develop environmental awareness in the country and promote the care of natural resources.
Graduates of multiple generations she taught highlight her dedication to training medical professionals with an ethical sense, a vocation of service to the community, as well as principles and values of integral human beings, attributes that over the years have differentiated the doctors graduate in our classrooms.
She passed away, at the age of 81, on March 26, 2012.
This new Health Sciences building , Ana Mercedes Henríquez (AH), is five stories high and almost 6,500'17 square meters of construction. It has 12 classrooms, XNUMX laboratories, study cubicles and social areas.