Dr B. Angel Grillo Cruz
Job Title: Doctor
Became the first scientist who was named honorary citizen of the city of Montevideo. With a career spanning nearly forty years as a physician and scientist, Dr. Grillo was one of the pioneers to go to Antarctica to conduct their investigations. There, he discovered that the krill to penguins fed was rich in Omega 3, a type of fat with multiple beneficial effects on the body. With tenacity and perseverance he spread his discovery and continued every year expanding their research. This earned him being recognized nearly twenty awards, among which stands out the Grand National Prize for Medicine on two occasions (1979 and 1990). Restless by nature, he has held important positions both within the country and in international organizations, becoming the first Latin American vice president of WHO. For 40 years he has devoted his career to improving the quality of life of Uruguayans vocation. Author of 120 medical and scientific works Dr. Grillo has been awarded countless occasions throughout his trayectoria.Ha been representative of the ministry of public health at conferences and official missions to Brazil, Usa, Italy, Colombia, Switzerland. Vice President of the Executive Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO).