Parc Taulí grants 26 projects with an endowment of 130.000 euros

Parc Taulí grants 26 projects with an endowment of 130.000 euros 1080 581 Mireia Córcoles
  • The I3PT, with the support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, has awarded the Scholarships with the aim of encouraging and enhancing research among the Institution's professionals.

The Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute (I3PT) held a ceremony this morning to present the 23rd edition of the Taulí Scholarships, in which they have been awarded a scholarship 26 projects with an amount of 130.000 euros.

During the event, held in streaming due to the epidemiological situation, they have been granted 22 Taulí Scholarships (out of a total of 68 submitted), with one endowment of 70.000 euros, intended to encourage research and innovation and to strengthen the accredited research groups of the I3PT, as well as to stimulate the participation of UAB medical students in research projects developed by the Institute's research staff.

The director of the Parc Taulí Health Corporation, Joan Martí, and the director of the I3PT, Lluís Blanch, wanted to highlight the excellence of all the projects presented, evaluated by a panel of 83 professionals, as well as the work being carried out by the entire Institute team.

In their speeches, they both emphasized the key role played by research and research support staff in the field of recognition of the I3PT as a CERCA center –One of the goals of this 2021– and that, according to Martí, “has meant a very substantial step for the whole Parc Taulí”. Blanch added that this recognition has placed the Institute "among the elite of research centers in Catalonia".

The director of the I3PT explained that the main objective of the Institution for this 2022 is to achieve theAccreditation from the Carlos III Institute of Health of the Ministry of Science and Innovation and has reviewed the positive aspects that the Institute has right now to deal with, as well as all the points for improvement that need to be pursued, including “getting more than 45% of the publications in Quartile 1, improve the signing of articles such as I3PT and enhance collaboration with Primary Care ”.

The winners of the event were also recognized at the event Scholarships Step up at the Taulí 2022 –Which were announced in December–, which have an endowment of 60.000 euros, thanks to the support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation which contributes 45.000 of the total. Of the 13 applications received, they go grant 4 intensifications.

With the aim of recognizing the research work of the Institution's research staff, for the first time a recognition has been given to the two best scientific publications of the year led by the I3PT. According to the criteria established by the Research Committee, the winners were the researchers Diana Horta and Xavier Calvet, the Guillem Navarra and Narcís Cardoner.

For her part, the director of Nursing at Parc Taulí, Mireia Subirana, also wanted to highlight the research work of nursing staff. “Nurses have the ability to drive research with all the benefits in mind; We understand research as a tool that allows us to generate and validate knowledge with the clear aim of improving practice, teaching and management ”. Subirana also pointed out that Parc Taulí currently has 10 doctoral nurses and 4 doctoral nurses: "a very promising and positive figure, especially compared to the environment, which shows the good project we have."

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