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The Cuban Academy of Sciences invites its 2021 Awards

Havana, Jun 11 - The Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) announced its call for the National Awards for the results of scientific research in 2021, which already exceed 1,500.

These recognitions are aimed at encouraging Cuban science to become, more and more, one of the driving forces behind the advancement of all spheres of our society and in particular in the post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery process, he specified in his calling Luis Velázquez Pérez, president of the institution.

Studies can be presented on topics on agricultural and fishing sciences, technical, natural and exact, social and humanistic, biomedical; and in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields, added the Doctor of Medicine and II Degree Specialist in Physiology.

He clarified that proposals for awards will be made from the results that do not exceed a logical number of years of production, have valid and current, and are consistent with national and international scientific development. 

Each of the winners will receive as documentation the diploma that accredits them, the award resolution, and a medal on behalf of their corresponding institutions with sufficient merits to opt for them, in accordance with their bases. 

Suggestions in this regard are approved by the Plenary of the ACC, made up of all academics, whose final decisions are unappealable, and the closing of this call will be on November 30.   

Of the 102 works distinguished in 2020, 11 belong to the Agricultural and Fisheries Sciences section, 16 to Technical Sciences, 19 to Natural and Exact Sciences, 22 to Medical Sciences and 34 to Social and Humanistic Sciences.

One of the laureates was called Contributions of epidemiology, modeling and information systems in the confrontation of COVID-19 in Cuba.

Its main authors belong to the Temporary Technical Group for Modeling and Epidemiology to confront the new coronavirus, the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine and the University of Havana, as well as 41 collaborators from various institutions in the country. 

The ACC awards were established and began to be awarded in 1986, when Dr. Rosa Elena SimeónNegrín (1943-2004) was its president.

From 1999 to 2020, 3,658 proposals were received and of them 1,515 obtained their corresponding congratulations for a 41% acceptance of the scientific results presented, according to official statistics. (ACN) (Photo: File)