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IdiSNA recognises Dr. Jesús San Miguel for the award National de research

The high school of research Sanitaria de Navarra is grateful for the contribution of the University's director of Clinical and Translational Medicine to its implementation.

PhotoManuelCastells/From left to right, Dr. Felipe Prósper; the Regional Minister of Health, Santos Indurain; Dr. Jesús San Miguel; president of the University of Navarra, María Iraburu, and Dr. Nicolás Martínez.

02 | 06 | 2022

Jesús San Miguel, director of Clinical and Translational Medicine at the University of Navarra, has received public recognition from IdiSNA for having been awarded the National award of research "Gregorio Marañón" in the area of Medicine, as well as for his contribution to the launch of high school of research Sanitaria de Navarra.

Santos Induráin, Regional Minister of Health, and Nicolás Martínez Velilla, director scientific of IdiSNA, have justified this recognition by the partnership of Dr. San Miguel with high school and "his contribution to research health in Navarra and what this means for the citizens", as the Regional Minister highlighted.

Felipe Prósper, Deputy Director scientific of IdiSNA and director of the department of Hematology of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and the CimaDr. San Miguel's "vision of patients as the centre of his activity and the reason for his work and his research" and also "the bequest that he continues to leave behind: doctors and scientists who today are international leaders in many areas of haematology".

For his part, Jesús San Miguel expressed his gratitude: "I am indebted to the people I have worked with, who have lent me their ideas". Dr. San Miguel previously spent part of his degree program at the University Hospital of Salamanca and said he was "tremendously happy to have come to Navarra" and to have worked with the health professionals of the region. He expressed his gratitude to the Regional Ministry of Health and to Nicolás Martínez Velilla and Charo Luquin -current and former heads of the scientific management of IdiSNA- and to Alfredo Martínez, director of the University Hospital of Navarra.

One of the world's most cited researchers

The Ministry of Science and Innovation awarded the National award of research to Jesús San Miguel -a specialist in Haematology and Haematotherapy- for his pioneering contribution to biomedical research "which has produced, among others, a paradigm shift in the conception of pathologies such as multiple myeloma and its treatments".

Dr. San Miguel is the Spanish clinician with the highest impact index H (116), an index that measures the impact of a scientist's publications -more than 950 in his case- at agreement with the citations they generate -almost 63,000-. He also appears on Clarivate's 'Highly Cited Researches 2021' list, which includes him among the 6,600 most cited scientists in the world.

In addition to the medical direction of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, he is the scientific director of the Cima University of Navarra and is Full Professor of the School of Medicine, of which he is also Associate Dean. Previously, he was head of the Hematology and Hemotherapy Service of the University Hospital of Salamanca and scientific director of high school Biosanitario de Salamanca.