Dr. Trujillo has been recognized with numerous awards and honors for his contributions to science and society. He has also received several scholarships and professional titles throughout his academic career. As a Mexican American, he has contributed significantly to the advancement of healthcare, medical education, biomedical research, and biotechnology in Latin America. His tireless efforts to advance healthcare in Latin American society were recognized by various institutions and the government.
In 2013, Dr. Trujillo received the Ohtli award, from the Republic of México as a recognition for his outstanding work in the field of Neuroscience. The Ohtli award is the highest honor bestowed by the Government of México to individuals that have stood out for their work in favor of the empowerment of the Mexican diaspora and helped to “open the path” for the new Mexican American and Latino generations.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Dr. Trujillo stated, “The Ohtli recognition reminds me of my social responsibilities. It represents the pride of being Mexican.”
Dr. Trujillo holds honorary memberships in numerous scientific societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society for Microbiology, the International AIDS Society, the Tech Council of Maryland, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Trujillo is also a member of the Cosmos Club, an Elite and Intellectual Society in Washington DC, USA. He was recognized in 2007 as one of the 100 Most Influential Professional Mexicans in the USA.
Dr. Trujillo has published several research papers in neuroscience and virology for which he was widely praised and acknowledged. His efforts to find cures for incurable neurological diseases have won more hearts than any awards.