SAN JUAN – Dr. Ana Judith Román García, professor of the Department of Neurology of the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), was selected as the winner of the Sor Isolina Ferré award in the Health category, it was reported on Monday .
The award recognizes people of greater prominence in community service that helps prevent problems such as child abuse, delinquency, drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, school dropouts and unemployment, among other social ills.
The Award for Excellence in Service to Others is awarded each year by the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico in honor of the community effort made to promote the integral development of people.
“I feel extremely honored and grateful to have received this recognition, along with 13 other outstanding citizens in serving others in the areas of health, education, sports, culture and community development,” said Dr. Ana Judith Román García in written communication .
Dr. Román García has stood out for combining social service through medicine, which she has practiced in neurology for the past seven decades. She is a founding member of the Parkinson’s Association and the Puerto Rican Society for the Help of the Epilepsy Patient. She also belonged to the Medical Examining Court, has served as an expert in different courts of the Island and has been an advisor to the Judge of the Court of Justice.
In turn, he founded and directed the first electroencephalography laboratory at the Puerto Rico Medical Center for more than 20 years. He had a vital participation during the health brigades after hurricanes Irma and María and those affected by the earthquakes.
Dr. Román continues to be very active in teaching and clinical service, and her experience has allowed her to collaborate with different sectors with particular needs in which she has been able to help.
The ceremony and delivery of the medal will be held next Thursday, October 8, 2020 in the House of Representatives of the Capitol and will be transmitted, live, through the Facebook page of the Sor Isolina Ferrer Centers.