Euzenir N. Sarno
Euzenir N. Sarno received her Medical degree in 1963 at the State of Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Brazil. She gained her Ph.D. degree in pathology in 1971 at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, Dr. Sarno is the Head of Leprosy Laboratory at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She occupied several positions and gained numerous honors. From 1963 to 1965, she had a residency in pathology, São Paulo Public Hospital; between 1972 and 1992, she became a Professor of pathology, School of Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro. She worked as the Head of Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1986–2009), the Head of Department of Tropical Medicine at the same foundation (1997–2001), a Member of the Technical Advisory Group in Leprosy TAG-ILEP, WHO (2000–2004), and a Member of the Advisory Committee at the National Research Council (2004–2009). Sarno, in 1996, gained a Distinguished Service Medal for her contributions in the control and dissemination of leprosy conferred by the leprosy patients reintegration movement (MOHAN); recognition of her outstanding academic contributions to the State University of Rio de Janeiro; a Distinguished Service Medal in honor of the Pan American Health Organization´s (PAHO) Centennial Commemoration for her outstanding contributions to leprosy control (2002); Scopus Award for Distinguished Service in Scientific Research and as Academic Advisor conferred by CAPES (Brazilian Commission on Improvement in Higher)/Elsevier (2008); finally, the National Woman Scientist of the Year Award conferred by the National Council of Brazilian Women (2008-2009).
Biography Updated on 6 September 2009