• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Presentation of Honorary Doctoral Degree in Science to Buford L. Nichols, Jr.
  • 01:20    |    
    Reading and presentation of diplomas
  • 04:14    |    
    Buford L. Nichols, Jr.'s address
  • 04:20    |    
    Words of gratitude for Guatemalan friends
  • 05:22    |    
    Plan de Xelajú
  • 06:12    |    
    Opportunity at Hospital Roosevelt
  • 07:40    |    
    Unit of Clinical Studies at Hospital Roosevelt
    • Study of children in the post-diarrheal state
    • Accomplishments of the unit
    • Serum osmolality measurement
    • Unit benefactors
    • Impact on students that participated in the project
    • Clinical lecturers
    • Clinical rounds
    • Fluid in the human gastrointestinal tract
  • 14:47    |    
    Unit crew
    • Jorge Tulio Rodríguez
    • Fernando Stein
    • Neri Flores
    • Alex Flores
    • Jorge Alvarado
  • 18:32    |    
    International impact of Plan de Xelajú
  • 19:02    |    
    Final words
  • 19:34    |    
    Greetings and congratulations from academics and friends
  • 20:37    |    
    Final credits

Honorary Doctoral Degree to Buford L. Nichols, Jr.

New Media  | 25 de octubre de 2012  | Vistas: 33

Buford L. Nichols receives an honorary doctoral degree in science from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He addressed a speech and thanked UFM for the recognition and friendship given to him along many years. He speaks about his early contributions to the implementation of feeding protocols now widely used in Guatemalan national hospitals. Nichols explains his interest in the impact of diarrhea in infants with malnutrition, and how this became his principal motivation of his medical experience in Guatemala. He relates the collaboration done with Hospital Roosevelt and describes the work done by a special unit of investigation that centered its resources on these matters. Nichols talks about the promising doctors he worked with during the project, which still have an important role in the medical world; and finally, he illustrates Plan de Xelajú and testifies on how this program benefited not only Guatemalan hospitals but international ones as well.





Buford L. Nichols, Jr. is professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College…