The Alicia Koplowitz Foundation announced its third annual research grant awards for projects in the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry and early neurodegenerative diseases at the 42nd meeting of the Spanish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AEPIJ) in Bilbao on June 2nd, 2007.
Six grants of €100,000 were awarded to the following research teams:
A team led by Dra. Maite Ferrín Erdozain, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Neurotraumatological Hospital of Jaén, including Prof. Eric Taylor, Dr. María Blanc Betes and Ms. Mzine Sinclair, for the project: "Psychoeducation and Treatment Adherence in Children with ADHD: Evaluation of Effectiveness in a Randomized Clinical Study".
A team led by Dra. Carmen Moreno Ruíz, Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital, Madrid, including Dr. Rosa Calvo Escalona, Dr. Montserrat Graell Berna and Dr. Pedro Manuel Ruíz Lázaro, for the project:"The Effect of Treatment with Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Eight Weeks on the Oxidative Metabolism in Patients with Disorders on the Autism Spectrum: A Randomized, Crossover, Double-Blinded Clinical Trial with Placebo Control".
A team led by Dr. Tomás Palomo Alvarez, Research Unit, Twelfth of October University Hospital of Madrid, including Dr. Miguel Ángel Jiménez Arriero, Dr. Janet Hoenicka and Dr. Roberto Rodríguez Jiménez, for the project: "Genetic Mapping of the Locus/Loci Implicated in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Spanish Families".
A team led by Dr. Juan Valcárcel Juárez, Centre for Genomic Regulation of Barcelona, including Dr. Sophie Bonnal, Dr. Britta Hartmann and Dr. Joao Tavanez, for the project: "Understanding the function of TDP-43, a major disease protein in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders".
A team led by Dra. Berta González de Mingo, Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, Neurosciences Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona, including Dr. Carmen Guaza Rodríguez, Dr. Juan Hidalgo Pareja and Dr. Xavier Navarro Acebes, for the project: "Determination of the Most Effective Therapeutic Window in the Treatment of Cellular, Molecular and Neurophysiological Alterations in Experimental Models of Multiple Sclerosis".
A team led by Dr. Javier Díaz Nido, The Severo Ochoa Centre for Molecular Biology, Autonomous University of Madrid, including Dr. Filip Lim, Dr. Alfredo Giménez-Cassina Sendón and Ms. Gloria María Paloma Carrasco, for the project "Gene Therapy with Genomic Vectors in Experimental Models of Friedrich's Ataxia".