First Puerto Rican female endocrinologist to win award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

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Cited from "The Prize to the Most Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist was granted to the physician in the 15th annual convention of specialist in décimoquinta annual convention to him of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists , held last weekend in Chicago, Illinois." "I feel very happy with this recognition, moreover because I am the first Puerto Rican and the first black woman receiving this distinction", commented the doctor, who has been directing the Section of Endocrinology of the Department of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico’s Medical Sciences Campus for four years and was president of the Puerto Rican Society of Endocrinology, from the 2001 to the 2003." "At the moment, Allende Vigo directs the International Committee of the Association, which has about 900 of the 5.000 members of the medical organization." This prize to "recognizes the dedication and compassionate care of health to patients with endocrine system diseases. It also distinguishes the demonstration of knowledge and experience in the field of the clinical endocrinology.” Allende Vigo pointed out that this distinction also recognizes the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico and to her fellow endocrinologists.