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Manuel Worcel

Manuel Worcel, Argentinian, French Drug researcher. Achievements include contributions to the discovery of the mechanism of action of angiotensin II, and its role in the origin of arterial hypertension, same for mechanism of action of aldosterone and role in hypertension. M C.

Background

Worcel, Manuel was born on October 26, 1938 in Buenos Aires. Came to the United States, 1989. Son of Noe and Cecile (Szafir) Worcel.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Buenos Aires, 1960. Honor Diploma, University Buenos Aires, 1968.

Career

Resident in internal medicine, U. Buenos Aires Medical Research Institute, 1960-1961;resident in internal medicine, Center Military Hospital, Buenos Aires, 1961-1962;from established investigator to professor research, Institute National de la Sante et de La Recherche Medicale, Paris, since 1969;director cardiovascular research, Roussel-Uclaf, Paris, 1979-1983;vice president pharmaceutical research, Roussel-Uclaf, Paris, 1983-1987;vice president pharmaceutical development, Institute of Radio Engineers-CELLTARG, Brussels, 1988;vice president cardiovascular research, Ciba-Giegy Pharmaceutical, Summit, New Jersey, since 1989. Committee member cardiovascular study section Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, 1973-1977, 82-86. French committee for pharmaceutical research Research Min., Paris, 1984-1987.

Professor, director research Institut National de France, 1987. Consultant Clin Midy Industries Research Center, Montpellier, France, 1974.

Membership

Member French Heart Association (high blood pressure council, 1984-1988), British Pharmaceutical Society, French Pharmaceutical Society, Association Pharmacology Experimental Therapeutics United States.

Connections

Married Marie-Inìs Rachmanis, December 21, 1961. Children: Fernando, Alexandre.