News from CRG
Eva Calvo, Juan Miguel Cejalvo and Alberto Indacochea are the three physicians who, this October, will be admitted to the PhD for Medical Doctors Programme PHD4MD(PhD4MD), organised by the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), and the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR)—the last two linked to the Clínic and Vall d’Hebron University Hospitals, respectively, both in Barcelona. Over the next three years, the selected candidates will develop their respective theses on a translational research project.
In addition to outstanding CVs, the three candidates share a commitment, namely to help patients beyond medical practice. During their residencies, all three witnessed how biomedical research has in recent years contributed to advancing diagnostic techniques, treatments, and the wellbeing of patients. They also now coincide in putting their knowledge and talent to the service of biomedical research of excellence, which they will undertake in these four centres in Barcelona.
During her residency in the Psychiatric Service of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Eva Calvo was drawn to some of the studies conducted by VHIR’s Psychiatry, Addictions and Mental Health Group, headed Dr. Miquel Casas, and became involved in them. “From the very start, the project on the identification of biomarkers for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, coordinated by Dr. Marta Ribasés, greatly appealed to me. Now I will have the opportunity to delve further into this field of research without losing touch with clinical practice,” she explains.