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 Jorge Medrano, M.D. – Dean of the College
 

Education:  

  • Surgeon M.D. – Bologna University, Italy
  • Specialization Studies in Intern Medicine: University of Rome and Jiménez Díaz Foundation, Madrid.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health – University of San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Achievements:
Panamanian representative on a number of regional summits about health problems, health services administration, health legislation, health systems reforms, health professionals training and others.
Diverse reports on Panamanian health, computerized information on health, health services costs, social participation on health, and revision and compilations of different medical and health topics.  
Experience:

  • Ministry of Health 1978 – 1982.
  • Panamanian Ambassador to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director of Health Policies at the Ministry of Health
  • Doctor at the Chorrillo Health Center, Metropolitan Health Region

Courses and Seminars:

  • English Language and Literature: Georgetown University, USA.
  • English Language: University of Miami, USA.
 
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 Lic. Carlos Staff – Coordinator in General
 

Education:  

  • B.S. in Biology – University of Panama
  • Biology Professor – University of Panama

Achievements:

  • Member of the Panamanian committee at the Panamerican Health Organization summit La Habana – Cuba. 2001. 
  • Lecturer and Instructor at different conferences, seminars and courses to professionals and general public on education topics and STD’s.
  • Published research studies on biological topics and articles related to educational topics.

Experience:

  • General and Cellular Biology Teacher – Secondary and University Level
  • Director and Deputy Director of Education – Ministry of Education  
  • Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of David, Province of Chiriqui

Courses and Seminars:

  • Courses on Universal Education Standards and Reality of Education in Germany. Kanrad Adenauer Foundation – Germany, 1985.  
  • Course on the Socieconomic and Political state in Central America and its relation to Education and Democracy INCAE – Costa Rica- 1992.  
  • Continuous Education Courses on Health and Health Services
 
 Eduardo Sierra, D.D.S – Coordinator of the Dentistry Major
 

Education:

  • Doctor in Dental Surgery – University of Sao Paulo- Brazil, 1968
  • Post Graduate in Oral Diagnosis and Treatment – University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1974.

Achievements:  

  • Participant and Lecturer in many national and international events
  • Visits and studies at education centers and clinics in Latin America and the United States
  • Diverse publications and research

Experience:

  • Dean of the Dentistry College – University of Panama, 1994.
  • Coordinator of the Special Post Graduate course on integral attention of the adult. OFEDO / UDUAL, P.H.O., Kellogg Foundation and University of Panama, 1991.  
  • Faculty at the University of Panama
 
 Manuel Escala, M.D. – Coordinator of the Medicine Major
 

Education:

  • Doctor in Medicine – University of Panama – 1970. Specialization in Pediatry Children Hospital - 1972-1975.
  • Post Graduate Degree in Health Planning –  John Hopkins University - 1977
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health – University of Antioquia - 1983.

Achievements:

  • Studies on Life and Health  and Epidemiological research.
  • Published in many academic journals.
  • Author: Strategic Planning in Local Health Systems. Editorial Universitaria. Panama, 1997. 256 pgs.
  • Member of the Panamanian Public Health Society, Panamanian Pediatrician Society, American Pediatric Academy, Dentistry Doctors Association, National Medical Association.

Experience:  

  • Coordinator of the Research Unit – Hospital Complex of the Social Security 2000 to date.  
  • Faculty at Graduate School – University of Panama
  • Deputy Chief of the Epidemiological Department – Social Security, 1988 – 1989  

Courses and Seminars:

  • Course on Health Training Units and Program Management – Central American Institute for Administration and Supervision
  • Seminar-Workshop: Attitude as Entrepreneurial Capital. Panama 1999.  
  • Seminar: Revision and Restructuring of the Master’s Degree Program in Public Health – Medicine College, University of Panama 1999.
 
 Ricardo Estribí, M.D. – Coordinator of the B.S. in Physiotherapy
 

Education:  

  • Doctor in Medicine – University of Panama, 1981 
  • Physical Medicine Specialization – Mexican Social Security Institution, 1986

Achievements:

  • Developed the Master Plan for the Development of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Rehabilitation Unit – Special Rehabilitation Institute (IPHE)
  • First Rehabilitation Director – Social Security Institution, 1995-1996.
  • Member of the Panamanian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Latin American Rehabilitation Society, National Medical Association, and others.

Courses and Seminars:

  • Second Simposium Sur La Readaptation Cardiorespiratoire. Québec , Canada.
  • Role of the COX 2 in Treatment of Pain
  • Advancements on Osteoporosis.

Experience:

  • Specialist Doctor at the IPHE
  • Specialist Doctor – Panamanian Social Security Institution
  • Responsible of National Rehabilitation - Panamanian Social Security Institution
 
 Álvaro Mejía, M.D. – Coordinator of the Biomedic Engineering
 

Education:

  • B.S. in Physics – University of Panama, 1983
  • Post Graduate Degree in Radiology – University of Tonoka, Japan, 1987. Post Graduate Degree in Nuclear Engineering – University of Tonoka – Japan, 1987
  • Nuclear Engineering, Ph.D. - University of Tonoka –Japan, 1991

Achievements:

  • Published in several journals, namely: Journal of Nuclear Medicine , U.S.A. , Journal of Radiation Research , Japan .
  • Lecturer in Nuclear Energy Conferences, Hospital Solid Wastes, New Trends on Radiology Protection, among others.  

Experience:

  • President of the Panamanian Association of Ph.D. in Physics and Health Sciences
  • Faculty at the University of Panama - Physics
  • Member of the Oncological Panamanian Society, Latin American Ph.D. Physics Society, Japanese Association of Radiation Research.
 
 Melva Yee – Coordinator of the Nursing Major
 

Education:

  • B.S. in Nursing – University of Panama
  • Post Graduate Degree in Obstetricity – School of Nursing, Saint Thomas Hospital.
  • Post Graduate Degree in Higher Education  – Universidad Latina de Panamá
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health – University of Antioquia, Colombia – 1987

Achievements:

  • Lecturer at many Nursing Services, Strategic Planning and Management and Quality, Labor, Science and Technology, Projection of the Health Professional events, among others.
  • Published articles on Research in Nursing.
  • Performed research on Continuous Education in Health

Historia Laboral:

  • Coordinadora Nacional de Docencia de Enfermería – C.S.S. Enfermera Jefe en el Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano – C.S.S. Enfermera Obstetra en la Caja de Seguro Social.
  • Presidenta de la Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras.
  • Profesora de Postgrado en Administración de Servicios de Salud en la Universidad Abierta y a Distancia de Panamá.

Courses and Seminars:

  • Development of Technical Cooperation between Panama and the Republic of Taiwan Conference. Panama.
  • Seminar: Training in Policies and Health Systems Management in Latin America and Japan. Washington, D.C..
  • Conference: Regulation of Medical Equipment and Devices. OPS/OMS. Panama.
 
 Marcelo Camargo – Coordinator of the B.S. in Medical Technology
 

Education:  

  • B.S. in Biology with emphasis in Medical Technology – University of Panama, 1973.
  • M.S. - Nacional Autónoma University of México - 1979

Achievements:

  • Published in national and international journals about Medical Technology.
  • Lecturer in more than 40 national and international conferences.
  • Member of APANAC, Mexican Anatomy Society, Ibero American Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.

Experience:

  • Director of the School of Medical Technology – university of Panama
  • Faculty at the University of Panama – Histology
  • Faculty at the Santa Maria La Antigua University
  • Member of the Research and Post Graduate Committee of the University of Panama

Courses and Seminars:

  • Higher Education Courses - UNAM Mexico.
  • Courses, Workshops and Seminars on Higher Education, México, Spain and Panama
 
 
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