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Clinical Medical Department - Psychiatry - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) - Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil - CEP 90050-170

 

Biography

Ygor Arzeno Ferrão shares a CNPq Productivity Award. He holds a medical degree from UFCSPA (1994), a residency in Psychiatry (UFCSPA-1997), an MsC in Clinical Medicine (UFRGS-2000) and a PhD in Psychiatry (USP-2004). He is currently a Psychiatry professor at UFCSPA, Coordinator of the Rede de Pesquisa em Transtornos do Espectro Obsessivo-Compuslivo (ReTOC)[Research network on Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders]. He also performs private clinical practice.

 

Reasearch Interest

He has experience in the area of Psychiatry, with emphasis on anxiety and depression. His research area includes the following topics: anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, impulse control disorders and depressive disorders and symptoms, as well as  psychopathology and clinical research in Psychiatry.

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. The Dimensional Yale–Brown Obsessive–Compulsive Scale (DY-BOCS): an instrument for assessing obsessive–compulsive symptom dimensions
  2. Should an obsessive–compulsive spectrum grouping of disorders be included in DSM‐V?
  3. Clinical features associated to refractory obsessive–compulsive disorder
  4. Obsessive–compulsive disorder: influence of age at onset on comorbidity patterns
  5. Clinical features associated with treatment response in obsessive-compulsive disorder
  6. Suicidality in obsessive-compulsive disorder: prevalence and relation to symptom dimensions and comorbid conditions
  7. Tourette's syndrome, trichotillomania, and obsessive–compulsive disorder: how closely are they related?
  8. The Brazilian Research Consortium on Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: recruitment, assessment instruments, methods for the development of multicenter collaborative studies and preliminary results
  9. Sensory phenomena associated with repetitive behaviors in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an exploratory study of 1001 patients
  10. Impulsivity and compulsivity in patients with trichotillomania or skin picking compared with patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

 

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Molecular Biology Laboratory - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 – Prédio 3 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL

CEP 90050-170

 

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Vanessa Suñé Mattevi is a tenured associate professor of the Basic Health Sciences Department at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (2006) and is a CNPq Productivity Researcher (level 2). She holds an academic degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1997), an M. Sc. and a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2003). 

 

Research Interests

With a research interest in genetics of multifactorial diseases and complex phenotypes, her projects involve the study of genetic and epigenetic variations in the human genome and their role in pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics, with a focus on HIV treatment and human obesity. 

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Pharmacogenetic considerations in the treatment of HIV
  2. Validation of obesity susceptibility loci identified by genome-wide association studies in early childhood in South Brazilian children
  3. Polymorphisms associated with renal adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy in a Southern Brazilian HIV cohort 
  4. Polymorphisms in adiponectin receptor genes are associated with lipodystrophy-related phenotypes in HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
  5. Polymorphisms in LEPR, PPARG and APM1 genes: associations with energy intake and metabolic traits in young children
  6. Genetic markers associated to dyslipidemia in HIV-infected individuals on HAART
  7. Association between a frequent variant of the FTO gene and anthropometric phenotypes in Brazilian children
  8. UGT1A1*28 variant allele is a predictor of severe hyperbilirubinemia in HIV-infected patients on HAART in southern Brazil
  9. Genetic polymorphisms in estrogen receptors and sexual dimorphism in fat redistribution in HIV-infected patients on HAART
  10. Association analysis of genes involved in the leptin-signaling pathway with obesity in Brazil

 

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Experimental Laboratory DIETARY TECHNIQUE AND GASTRONOMY - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL - CEP 90050-170

 

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Valdeni T. Zani has been an assistant professor 4 of the Department of Nutrition of the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre since 2005, a Master's Degree in Biomedical Gerontology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2004) and a PhD in Biomedical Gerontology From the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2011), as well.

 

Reasearch Interest 

She holds experience and interest in the area of nutrition. She currently works in the fields of food and process management, education, food, gastronomy and nutrition.

 
Most Relevant Publications 

  1. Polyphenols benefits of olive leaf (Olea europaea L) to human health
  2. The effect of Garcinia Cambogia as coadjuvant in the weight loss process: literature review
  3. Oils and fats: use in the production process of commercial restaurants in Porto Alegre, Brazil

 

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Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) – Sala 304. 

Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL

CEP 90050-170

 

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Tanira Aguirre is a lecturer of Physico-Chemistry at the Pharmacosciences Department at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2005) and a PhD in Drug Delivery from the University College Dublin (2013) in cooperation with Sigmoid Pharma under the Irish Drug Delivery Network. She researched as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (2016).

 

Reasearch Interest

Her major research interests are in non-parenteral drug delivery systems. She has experience in the field of colloidal chemistry, mainly in development, characterization and application of emulsions containing peptides with potential therapeutic application. In addition, she works with drug delivery of biotech drugs using nanoparticles, minispheres and microemulsions, as well as several in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo methodologies for oral delivery of therapeutics.

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Current status of selected oral peptide technologies in advanced preclinical development and in clinical trials
  2. Coated minispheres of salmon calcitonin target rat intestinal regions to achieve systemic bioavailability: Comparison between intestinal instillation and oral gavage
  3. In vitro and in vivo preclinical evaluation of a minisphere emulsion-based formulation (SmPill®) of salmon calcitonin
  4. Investigation of coco-glucoside as a novel intestinal permeation enhancer in rat models
  5. In vitro and in vivo characterisation of a novel peptide delivery system: Amphiphilic polyelectrolyte-salmon calcitonin nanocomplexes

 

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Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), 
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CEP 90050-170
 

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Silvio César Cazella has been a professor at the Exact Science and Social Applied Department at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre since 2010. He holds an academic degree in Informatics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul -PUCRS (1993), a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (1997) and a PhD. in Computer Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2006). He is a consultant of INEP/MEC (in Brazil). Resumè: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9173977294178020
 
 

Reasearch Interest:

With an interest in research that encompasses Machine Learning using Data Mining and Text Mining, Recommendation Systems and Educational Recommendation Systems, Serious Games, Permanent Education, Distance Learning and Design of Learning Objects for D.E. environments, his projects involve focused research in these areas applied to Health and Education domains. His recent interests involve Internet of Things (IoT), Ubiquitous Computing and Virtual Reality on Health and Education Domains.  


Most Relevant Publications:

  1. Distance Learning Course for Healthcare Professionals: Continuing Education in Tuberculosis
  2. Analyzing trends in academic papers on ubiquitous virtual worlds in education using text mining resources
  3. The challenge of the continuous learning hiv course conceived within the distance education mode by the application of the problematization methodology
  4. An Application for Mobile Devices Focused on Clinical Decision Support: Diabetes Mellitus Case
  5. Text Mining as a Strategy in Profiling the Use of Influenza Virus Genome in Scientific Publications
  6. Developing a Learning Objects Recommender System Based on Competences to Education: Experience Report
  7. A Decision Support System for Medical Mobile Devices Based on Clinical Guidelines for Tuberculosis

 

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Speech-language and Hearing Department - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL - CEP 90050-170

 

Biography

Sheila Tamanini de Almeida holds a degree in Speech Therapy from the Instituto Metodista de Educação e Cultura (1997), an MsC in Clinical Medicine from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul  (2005) and a PhD in Hepatotology and Gastroenterology Scienses from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2013). She is currently developing research in Clinical Genetics. In 2014, she started the activities of the Center of Studies and Research in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia at UFCSPA.

 

Reasearch Interest

She has experience in Speech Therapy, with emphasis on Oropharyngeal Dysphagia  in different life cycles, working mainly in the following topics: oropharyngeal dysphagia, suction and prematurity, breastfeeding, neurological rehabilitation and genetics syndroms.

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Oral feeding performance in premature infants stimulated by swallowing technical training
  2. Efficacy of Myofunctional Therapy Associated with Voice Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Neurogenic Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: a pilot study
  3. Association between neurological injury and the severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia after stroke
  4. Oropharyngeal dysphagia in Wallenberg’s syndrome – case series
  5. Stomatognathic and speech alterations are common among children with incontinentia pigmenti
  6. Avaliação de recém-nascidos prematuros durante a primeira oferta de seio materno em uma uti neonatal
  7. Avaliação das características orofaciais e da amamentação de recém-nascidos prematuros antes da alta hospitalar
  8. Dysphagia and cerebrovascular accident: relationship between severity degree and level of neurological impairment

 

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Course of Medicine - Department of Surgery – Discipline Orthopaedic and Traumatology - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL - CEP 90050-170

 

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Sergio Zylbersztejn is an Assistant professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (1980). He holds an academic degree in Medicine from the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, and a master’s degree in Orthopaedic and Traumatology from the Universidade de São Paulo (1987). He is a member of several editorial boards, such as Sanamed (Serbia); Coluna/Columna (BR), RBO (BR), The Spine (USA), The Global Spine Journal (USA); Rheumatology and Orthopedic Medicine (USA).

 

Research Interest

He holds research interest in spine: scoliosis, deformity, infection; tumor; fracture; congenital; metabolic. Infant, adolescent, adult and older patients.

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Degenerative spondylolisthesis: Surgical treatment
  2. Avaliação fisioterápica da lombalgia crônica orgânica e não orgânica
  3. Update on degenerative spondylolisthesis: surgical treatment
  4. Nothing is simple in the medical scenario

 

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Graduate Program in Hepatology - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL - CEP 90050-170.

 

Biography

Sabrina Alves Fernandes holds a master’s (2008), a PhD (2013) and a post-doctorate (2016) degree in Hepatology from the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, in whose Graduate Program she is currently a guest professor (2016).

 

Reasearch Interest

She holds interests in clinical and experimental research in nutrition for hepatic diseases. She also researches in the field of nutritional evaluation in a number of pathologies. Furthermore, Dr. Fernandes develops studies about phase angle as a prognostic rate and distinct clinical conditions and diseases. She has recently started a broad project on nutritional aspects in overweight patients, in partnership with the Service of Morbid Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome at the São Lucas Hospital from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. 

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Nutritional assessment in patients with cirrhosis
  2. Is the Phase Angle, a Prognostic Indicator for Nutritional Status in Cirrhotic Patients?
  3. Lipid profile of cirrhotic patients and its association with prognostic scores: A cross-sectional study
  4. One-year follow-up of the nutritional status of patients undergoing liver transplantation
  5. Nutritional evaluation in cirrhosis: Emphasis on the phase angle
  6. Food Consumption of cirrhotic patients, comparison with the nitritional status and disease staging
  7. Alteration of taste buds in experimental cirrhosis. Is there correlation with human hypogeusia
  8. Sarcopenia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: is there a relationship? A systematic review

 

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Nursing Department - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL
CEP 90050-170
 
 
Biography
 
Roberta Waterkemper is an Associate Professor III at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre/Brazil (UFCSPA). She works at the Nursing Undergraduate Program (Level 4) in Fundamentals of the Nursing Area. She is a Nurse Tutor at the Integrated Multidisciplinary Health Residency in Oncohematology and a professor at the Nursing Professional Master’s Program at UFCSPA. She holds a PhD from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), with with a Sandwich Doctorate Stay at the Universidad de Barcelona /Spain. She is a Specialist Teacher Trainer in Health Nursing certified by the Health Ministry, and specialist in Health Services Management by UFSC. She holds a B.A in Nursing from UFSC (2000). She also worked as an oncology nurse for nine years in a public cancer research center of acknowledged reference  in the fields of Clinical Oncology and Palliative Care. 
 
 
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She shares research interests in the following topics: Nursing Education, Continuing Education / Permanent / Nursing Palliative Care and Clinical Oncology.
 
 
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Nursing Departament - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Porto Alegre - RS - BRAZIL - CEP 90050-170

 

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Rita Catalina Aquino Caregnato is associate professor tenure of the Nursing Department at Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (2012).  She holds an academic degree in Nursing from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (1981), master's at Nursing from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2002) and doctoral at Education from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2008).  She has had a long career as nurse and educator in the field of perioperative nursing, infection control, intensive care and worked many years in Surgical Centers. She brings more 35 years of surgical and clinical nursing experience and professional leadership in acute and critical care nursing. 

 

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With research interest in perioperative nursing, infection control, intensive care and education. 

 

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Surgical patients’ understanding of the free and informed consent form
  2. Quality of life before and after bariatric surgery
  3. Craniocerebral trauma in motorcyclists: relation of helmet use and trauma severity
  4. The immediate post-operative period following lung transplantation: mapping of nursing interventions
  5. Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1): changing population health habits in Cachoeira do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, 2010
  6. Organ and tissue donation for transplant: family refusal
  7. Ethical and moral issues in educating nurses and physicians: effects of meanings in faculty discourses
  8. Oral history of women with children with Down Syndrome
  9. Qualitative research: discourse analysis versus content analysis
  10. The stress of the multiprofessional team in the Operating Room