National NIH Research Award Training, National Institute of Health Training for Harvard University, National Cancer Institute, 1989-92
The Helena Rubinstein Award, Harvard University School of Public Health, 1996-99
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2000
OHTLI Award, from the Republic of Mexico, 2013. The Ohtli award is the highest honor bestowed by the Government of Mexico to individuals that have stood out for their work in favor of the empowerment of the Mexican diaspora and helped to “open the path” for the new Mexican American and Latino generations.
Governor's Citation from the State of Maryland for leadership, knowledge and impressive contributions as a key leader in promoting biomedical research and biotechnology in Latin America.
First Award of Innovation in Brazil of Medical devices technology, November 2012. Invention of CERCA device, diagnostic and therapeutic device for the prevention of cervical cancer.
Paper of the Month by the American Society of Microbiology, USA, 1994. Written while a graduate student, this paper focused on the molecular mimicry of HIV. Also chosen as Harvard paper of the year. Molecular Mimicry between the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 gpl20 V3 Loop and Human Brain Proteins
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, “Hospital do Infectologia Emilio Ribas”, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Neurology, Mexico, Nov 2009
Honorary Professor, Universidad Autonoma of Guadalajara
Full Professor of Medical Sciences, Universidad Autonoma of Guadalajara
Recognition of The Best 100 Mexicans in US, PODER Y NEGOCIOS Magazine, 2007
Honorary Adjunct Professor, Autonomous University of Mexico State, 2007-present
International Professor Award, Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid, Spain. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
NINDS Group Merit Award, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, NIH, 2004
Distinguished Affiliated Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico, 2002
Professor of NeuroVirology Honor, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico City. Mexico, 2000
Distinguished Guest Recognition for Health and Science, Acapulco, Mexico, 2000
Outstanding Professor of NeuroVirology, Pan-American Society of Neurology and Colombian Academy of Neurology, Cartagena, Colombia., 1999
Distinguished Guest Recognition for Health and Science, Acapulco, Mexico, 1997
Extraordinary Professor Honor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico, 1996