Dr. Ivan Dario Velez, current Director of the Program of the Study and Control of Tropical Diseases –PECET- of the University of Antioquia and President of the Colombian Association of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, will receive the Scopus Award Colombia 2009, which is granted by the Elsevier editorial with the support of COLCIENCIAS, in recognition of great research work during the last five years, the important number of publications and the citation of these papers.
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