As has been our tradition, we are happy to present the Scientific Report of the
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital Universitario de Getafe.
This report is the result of a collective effort made by all the investigators and institutions that make up the Institute. It reflects the energy that goes into the biomedical research carried out here in Getafe.
The visibility and dissemination of our research activity are fundamental, since they enable us to showcase our progress during the year 2016. The publication of our results is also a clear recognition of the work of the entire scientific community at Hospital Universitario de Getafe.
The scientific output of our Institute is very high in terms of the number of researchers, whose extensive career is well acknowledged by the international scientific community.
Our capacity for growth in R+D+i is obvious owing to collaboration with other public and private scientific platforms within key research areas such as aging, intensive care, critical burns, ENT, cardiology, traumatology, cell therapy, and promotion of health and physical activity.
Once again, we have shown ourselves to be recognized leaders in research on aging, both internationally, through our involvement in nine research projects as coordinators and members, and nationally, through the coordination of the new Biomedical Research Center on Fragility and Healthy Ageing (CIBERFES) of the ISCIII under the direction of Dr. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas.
Our yearly scientific meetings aim to promote research and innovation among the professionals at our center, particularly among the new generations of researchers, who should take on this challenge with the help of their mentors.
The year 2016 was one in which the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital Universitario Getafe maintained its commitment to innovation to ensure continuous improvement. The incorporation of the Institute into the Platform of Innovation in Medical and Health Care Technologies (ITEMAS in Spanish) aims to reinforce and strengthen the R+D+i activities of Hospital Universitario de Getafe in such a way that knowledge can be transferred and converted into processes, products, and services that bring new benefits to society.
This year represents the initial stage in the consolidation of a series of changes in the Institute, changes leading to a stable alliance that equips all our professionals to face new challenges.
Thus, our annual Scientific Report is a summary of the effort made during the year 2016, which has not only enhanced our prestige, but has also paved the way for an ambitious and, we hope, fruitful future.