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Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge

Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge

She earned an undergraduate degree in Medicine from the Botucatu School of Medical and Biological Sciences (1969), completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital do Servidor Público, received specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Brazilian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1972) and received a PhD in Sciences from the University of Campinas (1976).

She has been a professor at Unesp since 1971 and is currently full professor of Obstetrics, a tenured faculty member in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mastology graduate program, coordinator of the Inter-Institutional Doctoral Program at the Federal University of Amazonas, and has a Productivity Research grant from the CNPq. She was responsible for setting up the Botucatu Hospital das Clínicas Maternity School of the Botucatu Medical School at Unesp.

She served as Director of the Hospital das Clínicas (1999-2001) and Director of the Botucatu Medical School at Unesp (2001-2004) where she coordinated the Program of Incentives to Curriculum Change in medical courses (Promed/Mec/MS).

She is a founding member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Association of the state of São Paulo (2003) and coordinator of the process to establish the Clinical Research Unit of the Botucatu Medical School (2005) with funding from FINEP. She served two terms as dean of the Unesp Graduate School (2005-2008; 2009-2012) and was regional director of the Ibero-American University Graduate Association (AUIP) (2005-2012), member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board (CTC) of the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) (2011), member of the committee to develop the National Graduate Plan (CAPES-PNPG 2011-2020) and chair of the National Forum of Graduate and Research Deans (2011). She is an advisor to CAPES, FAPESP and CNPq and has expertise in the field of women’s health, with emphasis on diabetes and pregnancy.

She currently serves as vice-president and chair of the Unesp Council on Teaching, Research and Extension and is a member of the Padre Anchieta Foundation Board of Trustees.