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ciTechCare at the European Respiratory Congress

Joana Cruz, lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, was actively involved in the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress (#ERScongress), with the presentation of two e-posters developed under the OnTRACK project ((https://citechcare.ipleiria.pt/ontrack/), and the chairing of two symposia, together with two international experts in the respiratory field. This participation is part of her work as representative of the “Early Career Members (under-40) of Assembly 9 – Allied Respiratory Professionals” of the ERS. Posters: Relationship between fatigue, physical activity and health-related factors in COPD Motivation and physical activity in COPD: an exploratory study Simposia: Living

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Celiac disease volunteers and their families

The researcher Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, mother of two celiac girls, is looking for celiac volunteers and their direct family (children and adults) to create a biobank of blood and feces samples for a research project that aims to study the influence of genetics and the microbiome on development of this disease. This study will be carried out in partnership with 2 research centers in Finland and the United States of America and has the support of the Portuguese Celiac Association (Associação Portuguesa de Celíacos (APC). Find more about the project HERE. +INFO: celiact@ipleiria.pt

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Opening of call for research scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the ForPharmacy project – Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem (projet n. 70053), co-financed by the Lisbon 2020 Regional Operational Programme (LISBOA 2020) and the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund.The Research Scholarship in the scientific area of Physiotherapy is intended for students enrolled, or who meet the necessary conditions for enrollment, in a Master’s or Integrated Master’s degree in the area of Physiotherapy, or for students with a Bachelor or Master degree enrolled in courses not leading to an academic degree. The

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Opening of call for Research Scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the SafeTrack project – Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in the emergency department (project no. 70111), co-financed by the Centro 2020 Regional Operational Programme (CENTRO 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund.The Research Scholarship in the scientific area of Biomedical Engineering and/or Cardiopneumology is intended for students enrolled, or who meet the necessary conditions for enrollment, in a Master’s or Integrated Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and/or Cardiopneumology who are graduated in Biomedical Engineering, Cardiopneumology or related fields.

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Opening of call for Research Initiation Scholarships

ciTechCare opens applications for 2 Initiation Scholarships to Scientific and Technological Research under the “Verão com Ciência” funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The support is aimed at Undergraduate and Masters students who want to carry out research internships during September, as part of Professor Marlene Rosa’s team in the project “The game as a therapeutic resource in the approach to chronic pain in adults and the elderly”. Applications are open between 12th and 18th of August! +INFO: https://www.ipleiria.pt/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Edital-Bolsa_Verao-com-ciencia-ciTechCare_2021.pdf

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Summer scholarships funded at ciTechCare

The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) approved the funding of two research initiation grants at ciTechCare, for a period of one month for 2 grant holders, under the special support “Verão com Ciência”.These grants will financially support the initiation of the students’ work in research during summer. The approved project that will be developed at ciTechcare is coordinated by the researcher Marlene Rosa and is entitled: The Game as a therapeutic resource in the approach to pain chronic in adults and elderly people.Applications will open soon and will be published on Facebook and at the ciTechCare website, (Euraxess –

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