Carlos Méndez Villalobos
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Carlos Méndez Villalobos
|Born||September 7, 1954|
|Occupation||Poet and Medical Doctor|
|Genre||poetry, short stories|
Carlos Méndez Villalobos (born September 7, 1954) is a Mexican writer of poetry, short stories and novels. He is also an awarded physician for the Mexican Health Ministry, in the central state of Guanajuato.
Méndez Villalobos was born in Apatzingán, Michoacán, México. Later, he moved from his hometown to Morelia city, where he attended the faculty of medicine, in the Michoacana University. His literary-medical participation started in 1994, when he was awarded with the 2nd place in the Patriotic Symbols National Contest, organized by the Mexican Health Ministry. In 1995, Mendez Villalobos collaborated as a columnist of the governmental magazine "Acciones del Gobierno del Estado" with the essay "Este, Nuestro Mundo". After that, in order to keep his career updated, he attended the course of epidemiology, in the Guanajuato University.
As a medical researcher, he has participated in several research conferences and meetings, such as the 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Research Contests, organized by the Health Ministry. In the 15th contest, he was awarded with the first place in the Public Health category, with the research paper "La depresión como síntoma de alarma entre las y los adolescentes escolares en el Municipio de Yuriria, Gto.". This paper was later published as a book by the government of the Guanajuato State.
In literature, combined with his 28 years medical career, Mendez Villalobos has developed a successful literary career. In this area, he has obtained several awards as well as the acknowledgement from the Mexican literary community. In 1984, he was awarded with the first place in the Regional Literary Contest. Later, in 1994, he obtained the second place in the National Literary Contest of Patriotic Symbols. In 1998, he was awarded with the second place in the ExLibris National Essay Contest. During the XXXV Mexican Revolution Literary Contest, in the year 1999, Méndez Villaobos won the first prize. In 2000, he came third in the National Literary Contest "Carmen Baez".
- Ámbitos Mágicos (1998)
- Rimansero (2006)
- Huellas de Soledad (1998)
Medical Research Works
- La depresión como síntoma de alarma entre las y los adolescentes escolares en el Municipio de Yuriria, Gto. (2005)
- Este, Nuestro Mundo (1995)
- Carmen Baez Award (3rd place), (2000)
- Mexican Revolution Award Winner, (1999)
- National ExLibris Award (2nd place), (1998)
- Regional Patriotic Symbols Award winner, (1994)
- National Patriotic Symbols Award (2nd Place), (1984)
Medical Research Awards
- Public Health Award winner, (2005)