8 health professionals from Germans Trias awarded Talents grants

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The IX edition of the Pedrera Talents Awards now has winners. The award is recognition and a grant for young medical specialists who have finished their residency and other health professionals; it was launched by the la Caixa La Pedrera Foundation and the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, Hospital Clinic Barcelona and the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology all take par, with the edition of the University Hospital of Bellvitge this year.

The prizes recognize the work of 14 health professionals who work in the four hospitals taking part. The Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and Research Institute have selected the following studies:

Dr Edgar Fadeuilhe for a study on a non-invasive porcine model based on microwaves to monitor the status of stents; Dra Eva Leceaga, who studies the techniques and markers used at the moment cardiac insufficiency occurs; Dr Maria José Martínez, for prognostic stratification for cardiogenic shock and metabolomic analysis techniques; Dr Martí Paré for his study on electronic headache diaries for sufferers high frequency episodic migraine and chronic migraine and their impact on the quality of the register and on quality of life; Dr Mireia Gea, who studies high intensity focused ultra-sound for the treatment of refractory tremor in Parkinson's disease and essential tremor and who has created a pioneering clinical strategy in the national health service; Dr Mónica Munera on DNA methylation in patients with atopic dermatitis related to the activity of the disease and response to treatment; Dr Pablo Diaz, who studies the evaluation of optical coherence of the macular vascular flow change by computed tomography angiography and its relation with acute vision in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and Dr Sonia Margarita Baeza for her work on radiomics and radiogenomics in the screening of cancer.

What are the Talents Awards?

The Talents Awards are part of the La Pedrera Catalunya Foundation Programme. They are grants post-residence for young medical specialists and health professionals who are considered excellent and outstanding in their field of medicine and who want to carry out a research project with the objective of completing a doctoral thesis while carrying out their clinical duties at the hospital.

The award includes the schedule allowances for senior medical specialists to facilitate their research activities in parallel with their clinical duties.

The Foundation launched the Talents Awards in 2012 to provide continuation for young doctors in residency at the Germans Trias I Pujol Hospital. Both organizations, in collaboration with the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) funded the Germans Trias Talents Programme. Since then other hospitals in Catalonia have joined and the Talents Programme has grown.