International Union of Nutritional Sciences
1972, Medical Doctor degree, University of Chile; 1977, PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Formerly, residency training in Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston; Neonatology Fellowship, Yale New-Haven Hospital. With Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile: 1977, Associate Professor; 1981, Professor of Nutrition and Paediatrics; 1985-90, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Paediatrics, Center for Human Nutrition University, Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; returned to INTA: 1991, headed Human Nutrition and Medical Sciences and directed Clinical Nutrition Unit; 1994-2002, Director. Contributed to over 250 scientific publications Received of award: McCollum Award, American Society for Nutritional Sciences (2000).