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University March 20, 2020

Dr. med. Oliverio Welsh Lozano, Professor Emeritus and Researcher in Dermatology


An excellent researcher, doctor and professor, who will undoubtedly leave a great void within our institution. We share a little of the professional history of Dr. med. Oliverio Welsh Lozano.

Dr. med. Oliverio Welsh Lozano was born on December 17, 1939 in Montemorelos, Nuevo León. He studied a Bachelor of Surgeon and Midwife at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León from 1956 to 1962. He completed an Internship at the University Hospital "Dr. José Eleuterio González ”in 1963; Specialty in Clinical Pathology from 1964 to 1965 at the same institution; Internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of the University of Michigan from 1965 to 1966; Specialty in Dermatology from 1966 to 1969 at the same institution and Doctor of Medicine with distinction Magna Cum Laude, at the UANL Faculty of Medicine, 1990.

He worked as a tenured professor of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the Dermatology Service since 1969, as well as the theoretical practical course of Medical Microbiology from 1972. He was Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies at the UANL School of Medicine from April to December 1971; Head of the Mycology Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology from 1976 to 1996; Deputy chief of the Dermatology Service of the same institution from 1978 to 1991; Deputy Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at the UANL Faculty of Medicine from 1979 to 1986; Head of the Dermatology Service of the University Hospital from 1991 to November 2003; Founder and Director of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Dermatological Research from 1998 to 2003 and Coordinator of Basic Research of the Dermatology Service from 2004 to date.

He participated in more than 300 conferences given at national and international academic events. He made 116 extensive publications in magazines with an impact factor, 30 chapters in books and 150 summary publications in national and international conferences. He was director and co-director of Dermatology specialty thesis, master's degree and 11 doctorate. Reviewer of articles in indexed journals such as: Journal Academy of Dermatology, International Journal Dermatology, JAMA, Clinics in Dermatology, PLOS one tropical neglected deseases and CONACYT projects. He was credited with 26 research awards, among which the most outstanding are: the "Dr. José Eleuterio González ”proposed before the University Council and awarded by the Rector (Dr. Jesús Ancer) of UANL in 2015, the Miguel Otero award given by the President of the Republic in the Research Area in 2018, the Interliga Award World of Dermatology and the CILAD Prize. Starting in 2004, he was appointed as Active Emeritus Professor at the UANL Faculty of Medicine.

Initiator and participant of the lines of research in the Dermatology Service that include: the immune response against intracellular infectious agents and mechanisms of pathogenicity and virulence of bacteria of the genus nocardia, mycobacterium and fungi, as well as research in dermatological therapeutics.

He was a member of the American Dermatology Association; of the International Society of Dermatology; from the International Board of Clinics in Dermatology; member of the American Academy of Dermatology; European Academy of Dermatology; International Society of Dermatology; and from the International Society of Investigative Dermatology. Member and former president of the Mexican Council of Dermatology; permanent member of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, AC; full member of the National Academy of Medicine and member of the National System of Researchers, Level III.