Grants for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Projects

The Alicia Koplowitz Foundation announced its third annual research grant awards for projects in the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry and early neurodegenerative diseases at the 42nd meeting of the Spanish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AEPIJ) in Bilbao on June 2nd, 2007.

Six grants of €100,000 were awarded to the following research teams:

– Team led by Dr. Maite Ferrín Erdozain, from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit of the Neurotraumatological Hospital of Jaén, including Prof. Eric Taylor, Dr. María Blanc Betes and Ms. Mzine Sinclair, to conduct the research “Psicoeducación y adherencia a tratamiento en niños con TDAH: Evaluación de la eficacia en un estudio clínico randomizado”.

– Team led by Dr. Carmen Moreno Ruíz, from the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, including Drs. Rosa Calvo Escalona, Montserrat Graell Berna and Pedro Manuel Ruíz Lázaro, to carry out the research “Efecto del tratamiento con ácidos grasos Omega-3 durante ocho semanas sobre el metabolismo oxidativo en pacientes con trastornos del espectro autista: ensayo clínico randomizado, cruzado doble ciego, controlado con placebo”.

– Team led by Dr. Tomás Palomo Álvarez, from the Research Unit of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre in Madrid, including Drs. Miguel Angel Jiménez Arriero, Janet Hoenicka and Roberto Rodríguez Jíménez, to carry out the research “Cartografiado genético del locus/loci implicados en el trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad en familias españolas”.

– Team led by Dr. Juan Valcárcel Juárez, from the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, including Drs. Sophie Bonnal, Britta Hartmann and Joao Tavanez, to carry out the research “Understanding the function of TDP-43, a major disease protein in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders”.

– Team led by Dr. Berta González de Mingo, Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, Institute of Neurosciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, including Drs. Carmen Guaza Rodríguez, Juan Hidalgo Pareja and Xavier Navarro Acebes, to carry out the research “Determinación de la ventana terapéutica más efectiva en el tratamiento de las alteraciones celulares, moleculares y neurofisiológicas en modelos experimentales de Esclerosis Múltiple”.

– Team led by Dr. Javier Díaz Nido, from the Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, including Drs. Filip Lim and Alfredo Giménez-Cassina Sendón and Ms. Gloria María Palomo Carrasco, to carry out the research “Terapia Génica con Vectores Genómicos en Modelos Experimentales de Ataxia de Friedreich”.

Encuentro sobre salud mental y adolescencia

Cursos de verano en San Lorenzo del Escorial.