Marco Medina awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
8 October, 2018
On September 3rd, 2018 the French President, Emmanuel Macron nominated Dr Marco T. Medina of Honduras as Chevalier de la Legion d´Honneur (Déclaration du Conseil d L'Ordre Nationale de la Légion d'Honneur).
The Legion of Honour is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte and retained by all the divergent governments and regimes later holding power in France, up to the present. It is awarded for excellent civic or military conduct.
Dr Medina studied Pediatric Epilepsy between 1990 to 1991 under the guidance of Charlotte Dravet, Joseh Roger, Michelle Bureau and Pierre Genton at the Saint Paul Center in Marseille, France and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Aix Marseille University.During the past 28 years he has collaborated with his mentors, most recently in writing the the Spanish edition of the book, Syndromes épileptiques de l'enfant et de l'adolescent - 5e edition, (“le Guide bleu”): Síndromes epilépticos en lactantes, niños y adolescentes
As former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Honduras he collaborated with the French Ambassador Pierre Christian Soccoja and L'Institut Français d'Amérique Centrale (IFAC).
On May 31st, 2017 Gérard Larcher, President of the French Senate presented Dr Medina with the Senate Medal for his academical contributions between France and Honduras.
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