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Carmen Rubio Armendáriz

Carmen Rubio

She is member of the U.S. Society of Toxicology (SOT) since 2018 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) (2019–2021), where she was chair of the Award, Education and Global Outreach Committees. She is the junior Councilor of the Women in Toxicology (WIT)-SIG since 2021. She is also a member of the Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC) and the Spanish Association of Toxicology (AETOX).

Associate Professor (tenured) of Toxicology at the University of La Laguna since 2009. Her education includes a Pharmacy bachelor’s degree (1996), a Food Science and Technology bachelor’s degree (2001), a Master in Pharmaceutical Care (1999), a Master of Toxicology and Food Safety (2006), a Master in Health Education (2007), a Ph.D. in Basic and Applied Toxicology, a Leading Organizations and Change Diploma (MIT-Sloan) and a University Policy and Management Postgraduate Diploma. Among other prizes she won the Award for Young Researchers in the Medical and Health Sciences branch from the Canary Islands Government (2002) and the Outstanding 2020 HOT (Hispanic Organization of Toxicologist)-SIG Award.

As a Senior Research Fellow, her research is focused on Food Safety and Risk Assessment. She has participated in 14 research projects and directed 15 doctoral theses. Prof Rubio is the author and/or co-author of more than 90 articles in high impact journals, a reviewer for several journals, international research programs, grants, and national and international PhDs. She was also a member of the Scientific Committee on Food Safety of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare (2017–2021).

She served in a senior academic policy and management role as Vice-Chancellor for Internationalization of the University of La Laguna (2015–2019), member of the university Council and Senate and director of the Institutional Chair in Healthcare Pharmacy (2018–2019). Her enthusiasm for global networking offered her the opportunity to be appointed president of the Working Group on Internationalization of CRUE (Conference of Principals of 76 Spanish Universities) and member of CRUE executive committee for Internationalization and Cooperation (2017–2019). She also served as the councillor for research of the Official College of Pharmacists in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2004–2018).

Dr. Rubio Armendáriz’s stands for her leadership experiences. She is a team player with the ability to build the best strategy to join diverse backgrounds and expertise to accomplish a common goal. Her social commitment made her become co-founder of the USF (Universidad sin Fronteras) Association in 2020 being the Vice President since then.

 

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