The managing director of the University Hospital of Getafe, Miguel Ángel Andrés Molinero, has presented the 2017 Research Awards that recognize the best research work carried out by doctors, residents and predoctoral fellows. The Hospital, in collaboration with the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FIB), has held its X Scientific Conference with the aim of encouraging research especially residents.
Research Prize for Residents is announced, to which 47 papers from 14 specialties have been submitted. Ten of them have defended themselves in oral communication, being the winner Barbara Izquierdo Coronel, of the Cardiology Service, with the work “Incidence, clinical profile and prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries or without significant obstructive lesions in the real world”.
In addition, two awards were granted to Ilsem V. Laime Alvarez (Service of Angiology and Vascular Surgery) and Rocío Vázquez (Pharmacy Service).
With the celebration of the Conference aims to publicize the various projects that are being carried out in the Hospital, share the results obtained, encourage and encourage the development of new lines of research and promote collaboration between different services.
The conference was attended by Dr. Julio Mayol, medical director of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, who gave the scientific presentation “Data for health transformation”, in which he highlighted the need to have useful data in real time to improve the management of health care. “Innovation will come from the improvement of knowledge,” he said.
The managing director of the University Hospital of Getafe, Miguel Ángel Andrés Molinero, stressed that the center is committed “to its incorporation into stable research structures and improve the ability to translate knowledge into treatments and products that improve the care of the patients”.
Growth in European projects.
The Biomedical Research Foundation of the Hospital currently develops a total of 34 research projects, of which 10 are financed by the European Union (EU), more than triple the number registered in 2012 (3), according to the Annual Report 2016, recently published. The European projects focus on the knowledge of the mechanisms of frailty in the elderly and the discovery of treatments that allow reverting the state of fragility, avoiding or reducing disability.
This day has also awarded the best publication or set of publications based on an original research work, developed by a researcher or a group of researchers from the Hospital. On this occasion, the Hospital Research Award 2017 recognized the work “BCG Immune Activation Reducing Growth and Angiogenesis in an In Vitro Model of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma” by Dr. Carolina Sánchez-Rodríguez, of the Doctoral School Research of the European University of Madrid, carried out in collaboration with the Clinical Analysis and Otorhinolaryngology Services of the University Hospital of Getafe and published in the journal Vaccine.