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Research and Innovation

Team from the Neuromuscular Diseases Outpatient Clinic at Bahiana wins Dr. Imelda de Groot Award 2023

Prize worth 10 thousand euros will be invested in research and treatment for outpatient patients.


Ambulatory Bahiana Neuromuscular

The professor of the Professional Master's Program in Health Technologies, Marcela Costa, and the professor of the undergraduate Nursing course Marilane Ferreira, leaders of the Neuroscience research group, together with the team from the Neuromuscular Diseases Outpatient Clinic at Bahiana have just received the "Dr. Imelda de Groot Award 2023", an award given annually by the Duchenne Parent Project Foundation (Netherlands) to projects that aim to encourage researchers to develop studies that prioritize care for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) . The awards ceremony was held remotely, broadcast live on YouTube, on November 30th.

As winners of the award, Dr. Marcela and the Outpatient team will receive an amount of 10 thousand euros, to be fully invested in carrying out research and treatments for outpatient patients living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dr. Imelda de Groot retired in April 2021 as a specialist in Pediatric Rehabilitation at Radboud University Medical Center. During her career, she initiated innovative research projects in the area of ​​Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. The award winner is chosen by a jury chaired by the expert.

The Neuromuscular Diseases Outpatient Clinic at Bahiana It is today a reference service in the state of Bahia for neuromuscular diseases, with all services free of charge. "Today we see 35 patients with neuromuscular diseases per week, 40% of whom have muscular dystrophy and, most of them, Duchenne muscular dystrophy", says Dr. Marcela Costa. Watch the video about the winning project.