The National Academy of Medicine of Buenos Aires (Argentina), the oldest in the Americas, has named Antonio Campos, emeritus professor of histology and professor at the University of Granada, an honorary member for his contributions to the creation of artificial tissues.
The institution, founded in 1822, elected Campos an honorary foreign member, a recognition of the “exceptional” character that the Academy considers to be people of “distinguished and exceptional ability.”
Foreign honorary scientists include several Nobel laureates, including Santiago Ramón y Cajal, as well as Spanish figures such as Gregorio Marañon, Pio del Río Ortega, Pedro Laín Entralgo and Carlos Jiménez Díaz.
Professor Antonio Campos, a pioneer of research and teaching in the field of tissue engineering in Granada, together with his research group, has contributed to the creation of new artificial tissues such as corneas and artificial skin, which have already been transferred to the clinic.
The work under Campos brought his team numerous awards, such as the Medal of Andalusia and three honorary doctorates awarded by foreign universities.
Campos has been an academician at the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain since 2004, where he holds the chair of histology once occupied by Ramón y Cajal.
The UGR Professor Emeritus also currently serves as Vice President and Co-Director of the Pan-Spanish Dictionary of Medical Terms.