Andalusian Public Health System Virtual Library
P1 - Neuroscience and Behavior

The Neuroscience and Behavior Program is oriented towards the study of disorders that directly or indirectly affect the central and peripheral nervous system as well as their repercussions on behavior. The Program is particularly focused on disorders with unmet needs for innovation in research and development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of all kinds. Specifically, the Program is interested in neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, neurological diseases in general and mental health disorders.

In short, the Program seeks to improve and increase scientific knowledge about the nervous system and behavior in conditions of health and disease in order to offer proposals in this field that will result in improved diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for people throughout the life cycle.

Program 1 currently has 8 Consolidated Groups(CO4, CO9, CO11, CO12, CO18, CO19, CO20 and CO23), 2 Emerging Groups(EM10 and EM25) and 5 Associated Groups(IN5, IN10, IN25, IN29 and IN44).

Program Coordinator 1:

◦ Ana Muñoz Manchado.

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P2 - Inflammation

The Inflammation Program is oriented to the inflammatory processes that are at the crossroads that define human health and disease, by directing the delicate balance of our immune system. The line's mission is the multidisciplinary study of these inflammatory processes - cellular and molecular - in different pathologies, as well as the inflammatory agents that trigger them. It includes direct connections with areas such as immunology, microbiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases and multisystemic diseases, among others.

Program 2 currently has 9 Consolidated Groups(CO1, CO2, CO3, CO13, CO16, CO17, CO25, CO27 and CO28), 10 Emerging Groups(EM1, EM4, EM5, EM7, EM11, EM16, EM20, EM21, EM24 and EM27) and 5 Associated Groups(IN11, IN12, IN26, IN35, IN42 and IN52).

Program Coordinator 2:

◦ Ana Isabel Arroba Espinosa.

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P3 - Onco-hematology

The Oncohematology Program aims to develop research of excellence in relation to cancer, both clinical and translational, basic and public health, taking advantage of the potential synergy between the research groups that form it. To achieve this, collaboration mechanisms are established between the different agents related to research, especially those directly based in our environment, and collaboration is promoted for the implementation of new biomedical Lines of research on cancer.

The transfer of the results of cancer research is one of the pillars that are promoted in this PROGRAM as an inseparable part of the knowledge management system, with the aim of achieving a greater positive impact on the HEALTH of citizens.

Program 3 currently has 7 Emerging Groups(EM2, EM3, EM13, EM18, EM29, EM30 and EM32) and 2 Associated Groups(IN23 and IN46).

Program Coordinator 3:

◦ José Manuel Baena Cañada.

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P4 - Epidemiology and Public Health

The Epidemiology and Public Health Program is composed of a multidisciplinary group, with high motivation, ambition and scientific projection; they have a high capacity for research dissemination due to their scientific production, based on the number of articles published (Q1 and Q2) and their accumulated impact factor, and also a high possibility of transferring research findings to healthcare practice, due to their capacity for healthcare innovation.

He collaborates with other national and international clinical-epidemiological research centers and participates in different national and international Networks in the field of epidemiology and public health.

Program 4 currently has 4 Consolidated Groups(CO8, CO14, CO15 and CO26), 4 Emerging Groups(EM14, EM15, EM19 and EM22) and 6 Associated Groups(IN1, IN4, IN28, IN34, IN41 and IN51).

Program Coordinator 4:

◦ Alfredo Michán Doña.

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P5 - Innovative - Emerging Therapies and Procedures

The Emerging Innovative Procedures and Therapies Program is composed of a multidisciplinary group (core groups from the University, hospital and primary care physicians, engineers, nurses), with extensive experience and leadership, and with well-defined Lines of research within some UGCs in the healthcare environment.

They have collaborations with other national and international centers and several Projects underway.

Its Lines of research, have a high transferability to healthcare practice.

Actualmente el Programa 5 cuenta con 5 Grupos Consolidados (CO5, CO6, CO7, CO10 y CO24), 4 Grupos Emergentes (EM12, EM23, EM26 y EM31) y 4 Grupos Asociados (IN19, IN30, IN48 e IN49).

Program Coordinator 5:

◦ Marcial García Rojo.

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A1 - Transversal Area of Science-Business Transfer oriented to Health based on marine resources.

The effect of human activities on the environment has been more than demonstrated. Rising temperatures (climate change), agricultural, industrial and sewage discharges, destruction of habitats, overexploitation of resources are causing radical changes in many marine systems which in turn affect the communities living there. These changes also have a feedback effect on human health.

The incomparable biodiversity of the oceans offers great opportunities for the discovery of new bioactive products with applicability in medicine, nutrition, cosmetics, new industrial processes or biotechnology.

The cross-cutting area of Health based on marine resources focuses its research activity on the study of the impact of human activities on the environment and microorganism communities and on the search for new bioactive products from marine invertebrates.

Currently Area 1 has X groups.

Area Coordinator:

◦ Scientific Management.