Aida Jimenez-Corona

National Institute of Public HealthSlovenia

Dr. Aida Jimenez-Corona graduated with a Bachelor,s Degree as Surgeon physician at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM (1985-1991). She attained her Master,s Degree in Sociomedical Science with stress on Epidemiology with the thesis: Risk of Lymphoproliferative Neoplasias and Solid Tumors in Persons with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases, (UNAM, 1993-1995). She graduated with an Honorable Mention, and was awarded the Alfonso Caso Medal for Academic Merit (UNAM, 2004). Dr. Jimenez made her doctorate studies on Public Health Sciences with focus on Epidemiology at the Public Health School of Mexico/ National Institute of Public Health (ESPM/INSP, 2000-2002), and graduated with the paper Microalbuminuria as a Predictor of Myocardial Infarction in Mexican Population. Afterwards, she made a postdoctoral stay at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (NIDDK/NIH, 2003-2005) where she worked on cardiovascular and renal complications in Pima Indians with or without type 2 diabetes. During her postdoctoral training she received the Minority Posdoctoral Fellowship Award from the American Diabetes Association/Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In 2010 she was a Posdoctorate Checheur at the Institute Gustave Rousy, Institute National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (IGR/INSERM), Villejiuf, France, working on inflammation biomarkers, obesity and breast cancer. Nowadays, Dr. Jimenez is a Researcher on Medical Sciences at the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Research Unit, INSP and she is also a National Researcher Level I. Currently, she has focused her research on diabetes, and cardiovascular and renal diseases, with a particular stress on the study of early prognostic and predictive factors related to those diseases.

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