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    Elizabeth Solis
    PhD

    Mexico
    2016-2020

     

    Elizabeth Solis has a long career in the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), one of the largest  and important public universities (more than 180,000 students) in México. In this university she was the Chief Executive Officer , Dean of the Public Health and Nutrition School and Member of the University Board. Currently, as a full time professor (Level D), she is the Director of Business Incubation and Technology Transfer Center at UANL and Chair of the Chilhood Obesity Program in the Public Health and Nutrition School. She is a Certified dietitian (NC) by the Mexican College of Dietitians.

    She is recognized as a pioneer and leader in nutrition and dietetics in Mexico. She has been always involved in professional and scientific associations,  such as: Mexican Association of Public Schools (President), Mexican Diabetes Federation (Chair of Nutrition Board), Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology ( Nutrition Board), Mexican Board of Accreditation and Certification in Nutrition (Coordinator and founder), Mexican Association of Nutrition Schools (President) and Mexican College of Dietitians (MCD). She was the President of this last association (2006-2008). Since then, she became the MCD representative on the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations and currently elected by her association to be part in the ICDA Board.

    Elizabeth Solis has served as an adviser of the Ministries of Health and Education, and she contributed to the development of important public policies for Obesity prevention, such as the State Program Health to Learn for schoolers (SPA), the State Program of Nutrition and Physical Activity (PASOS NL), and the State Law for Obesity and Overweight Prevention. Since 2014 she is a member of the National Committee which elaborated the National Examination for Dietitians in Mexico. She has received multiple awards, honors and recognitions, including the Academic Excellence Award by the Government of Nuevo León, The Professional Excellence Honor by the Federation of Professionals of Nuevo León, and a Distinction by Filigrana Editorial to be part in the Book: The 24th Mexican Dietitians (“Las 24 Nutriólogas de Mexico”).