FLAD Science Award Mental Health

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Our objective is to promote clinical research on Mental Health in Portugal. For this reason, the award will support and distinguish clinical research projects by young psychologists, psychiatrists, family doctors, neurologists and other professionals in this area, in conjunction with the United States. It is important to support research that aims to increase the quality of life of patients, at a time when the needs around Mental Health are even more evident.

Key research areas for the 2021 edition:

In this first edition, FLAD preferred not to close the field of investigation to a particular group or specific pathology. The focus is on the development of new clinical approaches, which can range from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation. The idea is that these approaches translate into a better understanding of the impact of different factors – biological, life experiences, family history, epidemiology, among others – on the development of mental disorders.

Prize and Jury:

The prize was the largest scientific prize to be awarded exclusively to professionals in the field of Mental Health working in Portugal, with a value of 300,000 euros.
Awarded after an analysis of the applications in two phases, carried out by a scientific committee composed of 3 elements.
The scientific committee is made up of:
Catarina Resende de Oliveira, Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, former director of the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, and president of the Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB).
Miguel Xavier, Full Professor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, director of the National Mental Health Program (DGS), and Psychiatrist at the Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental.
Margaret Lanca, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, and Director of Adult Neuropsychology and Psychological Testing and Training at Cambridge Health Alliance.
Candidates Profile:
Doctorate, for a maximum of 8 years.
To be associated with a research center recognized by the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) in the area of ​​mental health and clinical research.
Have the support of the health unit and research center associated with your research plan.
Conduct research in Portugal, independently, autonomously and with scientific quality.
Include an investigational interaction with a US entity.
Interested parties must submit applications between 1 and 30 November 2020, through the FLAD website: www.flad.pt.

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