Blanca García Delgar
Hospital Mount Sinai. New York, USA
Specialist in Psychiatry, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona. During her residency, she furthered her education in child and adolescent psychiatry by taking a Master’s in Child-Youth Clinical Psychopathology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and performed multiple rotations in specialist units, including a stay at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London.
In recent years she has worked as an investigator on international projects on tics in children: European Multicentre Tics in Children Study (EMTICS) and Tourette International Collaboration Genetics (TIC Genetics). As a result of this work, in 2014 she designed a study to examine the causes and treatment of behavioural problems in children with tics which won the Spanish Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association’s prize for the best research project submitted by a junior psychiatrist.
In order to further her education in tic disorders, last year she applied for a short stay fellowship to join the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital and will expand on this work over the coming months through her collaboration in shared projects with the programmes Seaver Autism Center and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program at the same hospital.