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Alfredo Rivière and Norma Rodriguez de Rivière Professorship in Endocrinology and Metabolism

citation generatorALFREDO RIVIÈRE is founder of the SURAL Group–more than a half-dozen companies with operations on four continents. SURAL subsidiaries fabricate aluminum parts for the automobile and electronics industries, produce synthetic quartz used as timing devices in clocks and dozens of household items, and manufacture electronic chips for cell phones and other sophisticated applications. Dr. Rivière, who went to MIT  citation generator for his graduate studies in electrical engineering and industrial management, holds nearly 50 patents.

Mrs. NORMA RIVIÈRE supported the work of Hopkins physician Paul Ladenson in studying the Yanomami Indians, a Venezuelan tribe with an unusual thyroid condition. She and her husband have generously supported thyroid-related research in South America, as well as programs to eliminate iodine deficiency in Venezuela.