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FIDMAG Germanes Hospitalàries Research Foundation

Group description

FIDMAG Sisters Hospitallers Research Foundation has an extensive experience in the field of psychosis, mainly in the area of ​​neuroimaging. The team has reached several grants for research projects continuously, reaching a level of excellence in scientific production, with over 100 articles in journals of the first quartile since 2010, sustained production of more than 10 articles per year in first decile journals, consolidating a yearly average impact factor greater than 5.

FIDMAG is directed by Dr. Edith Pomarol-Clotet, psychiatrist and researcher in neuroscience, specialized in neuroimaging, currently with a Miguel Servet contract. He has received several grants from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) to study the underlying neuroanatomical abnormalities in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, publishing numerous articles about the subject.

Dr. Peter McKenna is a psychiatrist and principal researcher of CIBERSAM (G15 group). He has a strong international reputation in neuropsychology of schizophrenia and he is the author of three books about clinical and research aspects on that disorder. He is also the author of numerous publications in the main "peer-reviewed" journals.

Currently, FIDMAG consists of a team of 16 professionals dedicated exclusively to research. Many of them are co-funded with support from the ISCIII, AGAUR of the Generalitat de Catalunya and other agencies. Currently some Miguel Servet, Sara Borrell, Juan de la Cierva-formació, Río Hortega researchers are working at the center, as well as other pre-doctoral researchers and collaborators.

An intrinsic feature of FIDMAG is the close collaboration with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and health professionals of the centers of the Sisters Hospitallers. Moreover, we maintain strong partnerships with other institutions and universities, both nationally and internationally.