Pedro Machado was distinguished by unanimous vote with the prize Dr. Eduardo Esteves Pinto, by being recognized as the best oral communication at the 1st Iberic Thoracic Surgery Meeting with the study entitled “Home-based preoperative exercise training for lung cancer patients undergoing surgery: A feasibility trial”.
Cátia Braga-Pontes, Sara Dias and Marlene Lages were awarded with the project of the year in community nutrition and public health category with the project Veggies4myheart, by Viver Saudável Awards, on november 25.
Joana Cruz, Nuno Morais, Cândida Silva and the remaining team work – Alda Marques, Fernando Silva, José Ribeiro, Paula Simões, Ana Sargento, Ana Oliveira, Chris Burtin and Dina Brooks – received the Robalo Cordeiro prize (ex-aequo) with the project “Personalising physical activity in COPD using digital health – optimization and implementation of the OnTRACK coaching platform” at the 38th Pneumology Congress.
Pedro Machado was distinguished by the Lung Cancer Study Group with the best oral communication with the study “Physical exercise pre-operative domiciliary in lung cancer patients” at the 1st Portuguese Congress in Lung Cancer, between october 20 to 22. Sara Pimenta and Joana Cruz, researchers at ciTechCare in the respiratory physiotherapy area, also collaborated in this awarded study.
Luís Soares Luís, Maria dos Anjos Dixe and Catarina Tomás received an ERAMUS+ Grant for an international project on oral health promotion.
Marlene Lages, Sofia Flora, Nádia Hipólito, Maria Pedro Guarino and Joana Cruz were awarded with Emílio Peres Grant regarding the nutrition research project entitled “Impact of coexistence of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and COPD in body composition, food pattern and functional status”. The prize were announced in the 18th Portuguese Congress of Diabetes, between march 10 to 12.
Carolina Miguel Graça Henriques was distinguished in the 24th International Virtual Nursing Research Conference with her communication poster entitled ‘La estratégia de cartera reflexiva en la supervisión de estudiantes de enfermeira’.
Roberta Frontini and Marlene Rosa are co-authors of the publication “Determinants and barriers to the practice of physical exercise among sedentary elderly – a qualitative exploratory study” that was awarded with the 1st prize at the III Meeting of Psychosocial Intervention in the Community – Thinking the Elderly and Aging. Roberta is also co-author of the work “Museum in the village: community project where art and culture fight social isolation and loneliness in the elderly” that received the 2nd prize at the same event.
Carolina Miguel Graça Henriques integrates the awarded study entitled “Health and well-being of students of the Polytechnic Higher Education of Portugal: The dimension of sexuality”, distinguished at the XVI Iberoamerican Conference on Nursing Education held at the University of Granada, in October 2021.
An inicial research scholarship was assigned for two research fellows, after the application under the special support Summer with Science from I&D Unit 5704.
The project CB Meter was awarded with the Research Prize Alfredo da Silva – Amélia de Mello Foundation. The CB Meter is a new device for early detection of type 2 diabetes mellitus and is being developed by Maria Guarino, the main researcher, Rui Fonseca-Pinto, Nuno Vieira Lopes, Marlene Lages, Henrique Carvalho e Inês Lisboa and Sílvia Conde. The award was delivered by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Maria Pedro Guarino, Marlene Lages, Alexandra Vieira, Salvato Feijó, Gabriel Correia Brito, Rui Fonseca-Pinto and Nuno Vieira Lopes – On March 10th, during the 15th Portuguese Diabetes Congress, the Bragança Parreira SPD / Roche Grant was awarded the project “CBmeter – a new technology with predictive value for the diagnosis of metabolic diseases”.
Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, main researcher on “CeliAct – Fingerprinting celiac disease in Portugal towards remission” project was awarded with the Health Marathon Award, in its 6 edition, regarding Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies.
Publication in the area of Biomedical Engineering entitled ‘Bioelectronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve activity in the rat: a potential therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes’, whose Maria Pedro Guarino is co-author, was distinguished the Pulido Valente Science 2018 prize, considering in a national competitive contest.
Maria dos Anjos Dixe, Catarina Tomás and Ana Querido were awarded the Second Prize in communication on the poster of the 8th Nursing Meeting of the Hospital Centre of Leiria “Cultural adaptation of Memorial Emergency Department Fall Risk Assessment Tool (MEDFRAT) and the Italian Psychiatric Fall Risk Assessment Tool (IPFRAT) to the Portuguese population”.
Ana Querido & Maria dos Anjos Dixe won a first Prize with the oral communication “Overload of the Informal Caregivers of Dependent People: Challenges for Mental Health Nurses” in the 9th International Congress of the Portuguese Society for Mental Health Nursing held at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança on 18th-19th October 2018.
Maria dos Anjos Dixe, Patrícia Miranda, Joana Aquino, Ricardo Monteiro, Alexandra Luz, Pascoal Moleiro were awarded the First Prize of the Eric Roger Wroclawski Award 2018 in the category of Clinical Medicine with the article “Sexual behaviours: Study of Young People”.
Maria Pedro Guarino – On March was awarded the Prize Pulido Valente Ciência 2018, in the area of Biomedical Engineering, to a paper published in the international scientific journal, Diabetologia.
Raúl Antunes, Roberta Frontini e Pedro Morouço, co-authors of the article entitled “Physical activity, anxiety and basic psychological needs: characterization of a portuguese population sample in covid-19 context” received an honourable mention at History and Sport Sociology Category in Sport Science Awards 2021/2022, of the Olympic Committee of Portugal.
Roberta Frontini, Raúl Antunes, Marlene Rosa from ciTechCare and two other researchers (Rúben Coelho and Pedro Marques) were distinguished with an honourable mention by their communication poster entitled Determinants and barriers to the practice of physical exercise among sedentary elderly – a qualitative exploratory study at the III Meeting of Psychosocial Intervention in the Community – Thinking the Elderly and Aging.
The publication Characterization of loneliness levels and symptoms of anxiety and depression in the elderly during the covid-19 pandemic: preliminary results of a community intervention project, received an honourable mention at the III Meeting of Psychosocial Intervention in the Community – Thinking the Elderly and Aging. This work was written by Roberta Frontini, Gabriela Rocha, Henrique Chaves, Sandra Sousa and Lina Tábuas Pereira.
The poster communication entitled “The perceived involvement of institutionalized elderly in a stimulation program using a serious game – a pilot study” of Raquel Marinho and three ciTechCare researchers, Marlene Rosa, Sara Gordo and Ricardo Pocinho was distinguished with an honourable mention at the III Meeting of Psychosocial Intervention in the Community – Thinking the Elderly and Aging.
Maria dos Anjos Dixe, Cristina Baixinho & Adriana Henriques were awarded the Honourable Mention with the article “Restriction of activity after a fall in institutionalised elderly people” a theory based on the 7th Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research held at the University of Fortaleza – Brazil on 11th-13th July 2018.
Maria dos Anjos Dixe (and the Help2Care Team) has achieved: Honourable Mention in the Knowledge category in the 2018 edition of the Good Practices for Active and Healthy Ageing prize in the Central Region with the project Help2Care designated by the Regional Coordination and Development Committee of the Ageing@Coimbra Centre and Consortium – 20th November 2018.