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Publication date:

13 September 2023

Corripio Foundation awards prize to INTEC Medicine professor

SANTO DOMINGO. The professor and researcher in the Health Sciences Area of ​​the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Manuel Colomé Hidalgo, was recognized with the Corripio Foundation Award in the area of ​​Natural and Health Sciences, in the Epidemiology category.

The distinction was announced by businessman José Luis Corripio Estrada, president of the Corripio Foundation, who specified that Colomé has made valuable contributions in the field of epidemiology, as well as the diagnostic study of infectious diseases.

"On this award, the criterion of epidemiology was established, in the broadest sense of the word, the collaboration that he has exercised from his position was taken into account," Corripio Estrada specified during an event held at the headquarters of the Corripio Foundation.

Dr. Manuel Colomé has master's degrees in Health Sciences Research; in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and in Bioethics. He is also manager of Epidemiology at the Dr. Hugo Mendoza Pediatric Hospital. He has been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Ministry of Public Health, among other organizations. He also serves as associate editor of the prestigious international scientific journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.

The Corripio Foundation Awards were created in 2007, and are awarded annually with the objective of recognizing the career and extraordinary contributions of renowned personalities and institutions that work for the development of culture, science, art and communication in the Dominican Republic.

In the 2023 edition of the Corripio Foundation Awards, Professor Bolívar Troncoso was also recognized in the Geography category; the teacher and director of the Ballet Folklorico, Josefina Miniño, in the folkloric dance category, and the journalist Guarionex Rosa, in the journalism category. All awards will be presented in a ceremony at the National Theater on October 17 and will receive a plaque of recognition, as well as a cash prize of RD$1 million.

The 2023 edition had doctors Iván González and Igor Bassa Kury as judges; the graduates José Chez Checo and Héctor Luis Martínez; Carlos Veitía, director of the National Theater and Guillermo Cordero, artistic producer and the journalists Inés Aizpún, director of Diario Libre and Emilia Pereyra, National Journalism Award.

During the activity, the Corripio Alonso Family Award was also presented to the Rincón de Luz Foundation. This award is chosen by the members of that family, and is awarded each year to a non-profit institution that is dedicated to working with children, young people and adults in vulnerable situations, for a social and common good.

In previous editions of the Corripio Foundation Awards, awards have been given to the outstanding marine biologist Ydelissa Bonelly, the historian Roberto Cassá, the pulmonologist José Joaquín Puello, the journalist Fausto Rosario Adames, the organizations Heart Care Dominicana, Sur Futuro, as well as dozens of personalities and non-profit entities.