The Nation’s Health Minister, Carla Vizzotti, and her counterpart in Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmus, participated in the award signing ceremony for the nine hospitals that applied for scientific and technological innovation projects for Transitional Hospital Knowledge Units (PICTO UCTH).
The Obour Hospital He obtained diplomas for two winning projects in the call for research projects for Hospitals Transitional Knowledge Units (PICTO-UCTH) funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Fund (FONCyT) which aims to generate new scientific and technological knowledge.
The HEC delegation was headed by the Director of Retinal Patient Management, Dr. Martin Zupieta, and the CEMET Coordinator, Viviana Vanessi.
One awarded project aims to apply precision medicine in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy who are candidates for surgery through signal analysis, neuroimaging, and genetic data. The team that will implement the project consists of a multidisciplinary group of researchers, colleagues, technicians from the Implementation Unit and professionals from El Cruce Hospital, under the supervision of physicians Silvia Oddo, Brenda Giagante and Silvia Kochen.
On the other hand, the Biomarkers of Complex Chronic Diseases project led by Dr. Alejandro Pera integrates the study and implementation of various biomarkers associated with a heterogeneous group of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, systemic sclerosis, diabetic foot ulcers and colorectal cancer. . The responsible group consists of Drs. Juan Garona, Carolina Dalmaso, Paula Gonzalez, Karina Yunamen and Graciela Betancourt. It also has a large team of collaborators including researchers, colleagues and professionals from El Cruce Hospital.
This is the call of PICTO UCTH, which will allocate $168,000,000 for a period of 24 months to develop projects with the aim of strengthening capacities in hospitals to produce knowledge, education, training and implementation of results in health services. Hospitals that applied in addition to El Cruce were Garrahan, Posadas, El Calafate, Bonaparte, INAREPS, Oñativia de Salta, Mi Pueblo de Florencio Varela and Universitario de Maternity in Córdoba.
This new line of funding is being promoted by the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation, and the National Ministry of Health.