Next session of the IDIVAL groups synergies program

11 de March de 2021

On March 17, the following session of the "IDIVAL Group Synergies" outreach program will be held. The main objective of this cycle of sessions is to improve the knowledge of the priority activities and lines of research of the groups, which favor the creation of synergies for new alliances in collaborative work.

The speaker for this session will be Dr. Rosa Ayesa Arriola, principal investigator of the IDIVAL Psychiatry Research Group, will give us a session entitled "The future of cognitive and functional capacity assessments: multicenter project for adaptation and validation of a battery of Digital neuropsychological evaluation and a virtual reality test ".

Rosa Ayesa is Senior Researcher at the Valdecilla Research Institute (IDIVAL). She earned her degree in Psychology in 2004 and her master's degree in Neuropsychology in 2006 from National University of Distance Education (UNED), and received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Cantabria (UC). She was a visiting fellow at Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at Hartford, Yale University USA (2011), Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London UK (2013), and Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Utrecht University Netherlands (2015 and 2016).

Since 2007 she develops her work within the Program of Attention to the Initial Phases of Psychosis (PAFIP) at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, as neuropsychologist, focused on the study of cognitive functions and functional outcome in the first episode of psychosis patients. She is a member of the Research Network of Mental Health (CIBERSAM) since 2009, where she is currently conducting her research. She is Principal Investigator in the ISCIII funded project 10PAFIP neurocognition: Long-term longitudinal study (10 years) of cognitive functioning in patients with psychosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Her merits in research and teaching have allowed her to get ANECA accreditation in 2015. Her academic trajectory has been developed as associate professor in the Degree of Psychology at the UNED (Bergara 2008 to 2015) and in the Degree of Physiotherapy at the Gimbernat School of Physiotherapy University UC. She has been the director of five master thesis related to her research lines within the Master of Initiation to Mental Health Research (CIBERSAM-UC). Currently she is the supervisor of three Ph.D. projects in the Doctorate in Medicine and Health Sciences program at the UC.

Dr. Ayesa has an H-Index of 14 (Google Scholar) having published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters including articles in high-impact journals.

The session will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will last 45 minutes and will be taught through the zoom platform, prior registration being necessary.

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