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Universidad del Zulia - Columbia University: Opportunities for Academic Exchange. Gladys Maestre MD, PhD Maria del Pilar Amaya, MD Inara Chacon, MD,MSc Luis Gonzalez, MD, PhD Jorge Quintero, BA. Common Hereditary Disorders in Venezuela Research Training. T. Conrad Gilliam, PhD

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Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Universidad del Zulia - Columbia University:

Opportunities for Academic Exchange

Gladys Maestre MD, PhD

Maria del Pilar Amaya, MD Inara Chacon, MD,MSc Luis Gonzalez, MD, PhD Jorge Quintero, BA


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Common Hereditary Disorders in Venezuela Research Training

T. Conrad Gilliam, PhD

Gladys Maestre, MD, PhD


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Venezuela


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Venezuela


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Venezuela

Area: slightly more than twice the size of California

Climate: Tropical

Population: 24,654,694

Age Structure: 0-14 years: 31% (male 3,944,749; female 3,700,799) 15-64 years: 64.1% (male 7,931,194; female 7,864,697) 65 years and over: 4.9% (male 552,291; female 660,964)

Median Age: 24.8 years

Population Growth Rate: 1.48%

Infant Mortality Rate: 23,79 deaths per 1000 live births

Life expectancy at birth : total population: 73.81 years male: 70.78 years female: 77.07 years (2003 est.)

Government: Democracy, since 1958


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

University of Zulia


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

University of Zulia

Vision

It is an institution of academic excellence with social commitment

Mission

To create, transmit and apply knowledge as a social value, based on the

most solid principles of ethics, justice, freedom and autonomy

Student Body

More than 54,000

University’s Campus

17 squared Kms


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

University of Zulia

  • Agriculture

  • Architecture and Design

  • Economics and Social Sciences

  • Law and Political Sciences

  • Veterinarian Sciences

  • Experimental Sciences

  • Humanities and Education

  • Engineering

  • Medicine

  • Dentistry

  • Arts


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Faculty of Medicine

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Bio-analysis

  • School of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Nursing School

  • Institute for Environmental Health

  • Institute for Clinical Research

  • Institute for Biological Research

  • Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Unit of Medical Genetics

  • Center for Experimental Surgery

  • Division of Medical Education


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Electives

Community Medicine

Consults

Preceptorship

Research

Subintership


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Electives

Command of Spanish is highly recommended for seeing patients

4 to 8 weeks, all year around, although August is not very active

Tuition Exempted

University is not responsible for housing or travel arrangements, but will help in anyway possible

Housing available at Centro Gallego de Maracaibo ($10 per day) a lot of sports facilities, disco, restaurants, pools, tennis courts. Venezuelan families could also receive a students. Short term rentals also available.

Public Transportation could be unreliable, but taxis are very cheap ($2 will take you to anywhere in the city)

Lawyers have not discovered medical malpractice!


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Collaboration with

University of Los Andes


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Collaboration with

University of Los Andes

RESEARCH LINES:

Clinical research: neurology and psychiatry

Classical physiology measures: electro physiology

Behavior neuroscience: animal models (anxiety and cta)

Parasitology: leishmania and toxoplasma biology

Brain and tissue micro dialysis

Neurochemical techniques: hplc and cze-lifd: neurotransmitters amines, amino acids. Peptides and proteins

Technology developments capillary electrophoresis and laser induced fluorescent detection

Building apparatus

Genetic: micro arrays technology


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Community Assembly with Scientists from the Columbia Genome Center


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Dr. Jose Ortiz and students of Course “Laboratory Skills”


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

www.luz.edu.ve

Gladys Maestre [email protected]

Maria del Pilar Amaya [email protected]

Inara Chacon [email protected]

Luis Gonzalez [email protected]

Jorge Quintero [email protected]


Universidad del zulia columbia university opportunities for academic exchange

Thanks!!!


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