Marlene Llopiz, M.D., ’80 received the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Medal of Honor from Universidad Anahuac Medical School for contributions to the development of medicine in Mexico and throughout Latin America.
This fall, she was selected as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People by PharmaVoice, a magazine for life-science executives, healthcare professionals, and workers related fields.
She is proud to be among these honorees—she is proud also to be the first Latin American woman to receive any of these honors. “Austin College was a part of my ‘academic’ upbringing and always has contributed to my professional endeavors and achievements,” Marlene said.
Dr. Llopiz is CEO and president of Clinica Responsable Operativa, involved in clinical research management and operations. In a career that includes more than 20 years in research, clinical research management, and operations, she has served as general manager of a global contract research organization for international clinical research trials, for which she led a team of more than 45 employees and oversaw more than 35 international clinical trials conducted simultaneously. She has worked extensively in developing new resources, programs, and strategies for providing adequate public health; has been responsible for collaborative strategies between academic organizations and the Harvard School of Public Health; and works closely with leading governmental and private institutions in Mexico for the betterment of country-specific health needs.
A direct consultant for the Mexican Ministry of Health Undersecretary of Innovation and Quality, Dr. Llopiz has been invited to speak at many international forums. She is a member of many professional organizations including the Association of Medical Specialists in the Pharmaceutical Industry (AMEIFAC), which she serves as president. She is secretary general of the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP).
Born in Cuba, Dr. Llopiz and her husband live in Mexico City and have two children.