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Vázquez-Armenta, Gabriela

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" Medicine and my specialty have allowed me to unite the worlds of care and training of new health care professionals, that is what motivates me to be part of a change in the care of my patients and new paths for medical education " The specialty of Gabriela Vázquez Armenta is Otorhinolaryngology, from which she has been able to combine clinical, surgical and research areas within a framework that allows her to achieve constant professional and personal development. As a medical doctor, her biggest challenge is to be able to take medical care and scientific advances to each of the people who require it. Her areas of interest are currently focused on advances in the mechanisms of inflammation and oxidative stress in otologic and allergic diseases, which are highly prevalent in the world population. Dr. Vázquez also participates in the development of strategies to improve the quality of life of patients with respiratory diseases, as well as in the implementation of new technologies for the detection of images for the timely diagnosis of ear diseases. She has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with an orientation in Immunology, she is a founder of the company Elemental Clinical Research as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), she has a patent on urological methods and a patent on the "Method and system for the detection of tympanic membrane lesions", she has been author and co-author of multiple scientific articles and chapters in academic texts and is at the forefront of the activities at the group WISE (Women Interested In Surgical Education). This group, made from medical students by Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, was recognized in 2017 by the International Association of Women Surgeons with the ¿Chapter of the Year¿ award, due to its outstanding performance in front of schools such as Weill Cornell Medical College and Harvard Medical School. At Tecnológico de Monterrey she started as a professor in 2011, teaching classes for the emerging medicine program. Due to her outstanding performance she was promoted to the position of department director of the following careers: Medicine, Bachelor of Nutrition and Integral Wellbeing, Biomedical Engineer and Biotechnology Engineer, holding that position for 5 years. During that time, she achieved the certification by CACEI of the engineering programs. She also achieved the distinction as best department director of the Guadalajara campus. In 2017, she was invited to be the Director of the Clinical Sciences Department, a position she currently holds, consolidating the presence of Tecnológico de Monterrey in the healthcare sector. She achieved recognition by the Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM), the maximum regulatory body of medical education in Mexico. During these two years she has achieved the inclusion of new training partners and collaborators committed to medical education of excellence. Within her work she has been invited as a representative of the Academic Senate of Tecnológico de Monterrey for the undergraduate career of Medicine, as well as leader and member of the Academic Aspects Team of the Medicine Career for innovation within the institutional plan Tec21 to begin in August 2019. Her career continues with great enthusiasm to make the school of medicine and health sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey the best school of medicine in Latin America.
"What I enjoy the most about my work is the opportunity to improve the quality of life and fulfillment of my patients.” Gabriela Vázquez Armenta’s subspecialty is otorhinolaryngology, which has allowed her to combine clinical, surgical and research fields within a frame that has helped her achieve constant professional and personal development. As surgeon and midwife, her biggest challenge has been to deliver medical assistance and scientific advance to those in need. Her areas of interest have shifted over time; she currently focuses in the advance of inflammatory mechanisms and oxidative stress in otologic and allergic diseases which have prevailed in the world’s population. Vázquez Armenta also develops strategies for the improvement of quality of life in patients with respiratory illnesses, as well as for the implementation of new technologies of image detection for the early detection of ear diseases. With a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and the patent for “Method and system for the detection of injuries in the tympanic membrane”, she leads activities for Women Interested In Surgical Education (WISE). This group, integrated by students of the Surgery career at Tecnológico de Monterrey campus Guadalajara, was awarded with the prize “Chapter of the Year” by the Association of Women Surgeons for its outstanding performance against schools such as Weill Cornell Medical College and Harvard Medical School.

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