She is widely recognized for her outstanding work and accomplishments in the twin scourges of diarrheal diseases and malnutrition that have contributed in the elucidation of etiologic factors and planning of control measures that reinforced international recommendations in oral rehydration and nutritional management.
Birthdate: 25 July 1931
Died: 29 June 2012
- Associate in Arts - University of the Philippines 1950
- Doctor of Medicine - University of the Philippines 1955
- Residency in Pediatrics - University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital
- Fellow in Developmental Pediatrics - Case Western Reserve University