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Laureano Mestra

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Laureano is a medical doctor trained and dedicated to drug discovery and development. His main areas of interest and experience is neglected tropical diseases, where he has worked in areas such as leishmaniasis, malaria, Chagas disease and dengue fever as well as other infectious diseases such as influenza. He also has experience in rheumatology (Lups), animal parasitology (leishmaniasis, fasciolosis), biotechnology, ICH-GCP, general topics in clinical research, vaccines, international public health, epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. Clinical Trials Medical Director – at Medellin General Hospital (August 2014 – Present) Sub-investigator  –  Alzheimer’s Preventive Initiative Colombia (October 2013 – Present) Independent consultant as monitor of clinical trial conducted in Cuba – World Health Organization/Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) – Polio Eradication Initiative. (January 2013 – Present) Founder  –  Septentrional R&D (February 2012 – Present) Associate researcher – Clinical Trials Unit  –  Program for the Study and Control in Tropical Diseases – PECET (September 2006 – Present) Medical Epidemiologist (contractor)  –  Office of the Mayor of Medellin – Department of Health (July 2013 – December 2013) Medical Manager and senior CRA  –  Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative – DNDi (July 2012 – February 2013) World Health Organization /TDR Clinical R&D fellow  –  Eisai Inc. (June 2011 –  July 2012) Professor   –  Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (February 2009 – June 2011) Professor of Clinical Research and Research metodhs  –  Universidad CES (February 2009 – February 2010) Medical Scientific Liaison – Scientific Operations Program  –  Novartis de Colombia S.A (August 2009 – December 2009)

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