Name of the research center: Cognitive research center in neuropsychiatric pathology

Director of the research center: Professor Jianu Dragos Catalin, MD Phd

Date of establishment/ acknowledgement: 05.03.2021

Research areas/ research opportunities:

Involvement in other research projects

1.“Translational innovative study from basic research to clinical applicability with regard to mitochondrial dysfunction and  inflammation in diabetic kidney disease (MITO-DIAB)” – Research grant, evaluated and approved for funding by the ”Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Project director: Prof. Dr. Ligia Petrică, Discipline of Nephrology, ”Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Member of the research team: Prof. Dr. Dragoș Cătălin Jianu, Discipline of Neurology, ”Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Timeline: 2020 – ongoing

2.“The impact of the use of social networks on the academic performance and the degree of empathy of medical students (TimSoNet)” – Research grant, evaluated and approved for funding by the ”Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Project director:  Prof.Dr. Sorin Ursoniu

Members of the research team: Senior Lecturer Dr. Cristina Bredicean, Senior Lecturer Dr. Ion Papavă, Lect. Dr. Cătălina Giurgi-Oncu ; Discipline of Psychiatry, ”Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Timeline: 2020 – ongoing

NEUROPSYCOG – Main research directions

1.The introduction of extra-transcranial Doppler ultrasound in the evaluation of cognitive dysfunction due to small vascular disease, by correlating hemodynamic indices (PI, RI, cerebrovascular reserve) with the results of cognitive tests, such as MMSE, MoCA etc., and with neuroimaging aspects (brain CT scan, brain MRI).

2.The introduction of extra-transcranial Doppler ultrasound in the evaluation of cognitive dysfunction given by large vascular disease, by correlating hemodynamic indices (PI, RI, cerebrovascular reserve) with the results of cognitive tests: MMSE, MoCA etc., and with neuroimaging aspects (brain CT scan, brain MRI).

3.The practical validation of a battery of psychological tests, so as to identify cognitive deficits and, especially, deficits in social cognition, but also to ensure the development of intervention plans in psychiatric disorders (psychotic disorders, affective disorders and dementia).

4.The role of endothelial dysfunction in small cerebral vessel pathology, its diachronic onset, in relation to glomerular and proximal tubular endothelial dysfunction of the nephron in patients with type 2 diabetes, and the correlation of hemodynamic indices provided by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography with different biomarkers of cerebrovascular endothelial dysfunction or of the endothelial glomerular or proximal tubular dysfunction of the nephron.

5.The management of vascular aphasias and the introduction of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the recovery of language disorders in Broca-type aphasias following cerebral infarctions.

The activity of the proposed Research Center aims to create a research-development and innovation infrastructure that should be able to support and facilitate various activities and research directions required for increasing the quality of life of people living with neurological or psychiatric pathologies.

Members list:

Titular members:

Nr.

Name and surname of the titular member

(didactic/ research personnel)

Didactic/ research degree

1.

Jianu Dragoș Cătălin

Discipline of Neurology

Profesor, MD PhD

2.

Dan Traian Flavius 

Discipline of Neurology

Assistant lecturer, MD PhD

3.

Gogu Anca Elena

Discipline of Neurology

Assistant lecturer, MD PhD

4.

Munteanu Georgiana

Discipline of Neurology

Assistant lecturer, MD PhD

5.

Dehelean Liana 

Discipline of Psychiatry

Associate Professor, MD PhD

6.

Bredicean Cristina  

Discipline of Psychiatry

Senior Lecturer, MD PhD

7.

Papava Ion

Discipline of Psychiatry

Senior Lecturer, MD PhD

8.

Romosan Radu

Discipline of Psychiatry

Senior Lecturer, MD PhD

9.

Giurgi-Oncu Cătălina

Discipline of Psychiatry

Assistant lecturer, MD PhD

10.

Bratu Melania Lavinia

Discipline of Psychology

Senior Lecturer, MD PhD

 

Associated members:

Nr.

Nume, prenume

 

Student, masters student, PhD student, postdoctoral student, auxilliary and non-teaching staff

1.

Bora Bianca    

Clinical psychologist, Clinic of Neurology I SCJUT

2.

Negru Iasmina  

VBUMP Student

3.

Copil Alexandra

PhD student

4.

Birdac Claudiu Dumitru

PhD student

5.

Anghel Alexandra Ioana

PhD student

 

Internal collaborators:

Nr.

Name and surname

(didactic/ research personnel)

VBUMP Affiliation

(Discipline and department)

1.

professor.Petrica Ligia, MD PhD

Department VII- Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nephrology Clinic, SCJUPBT

2.

professor. Borza Claudia,  MD PhD

Departnent III- Functional Sciences, Pathophysiology Discipline

3.

professor. Ursoniu Sorin,  MD PhD

Department III- Functional Sciences,, Discipline Public Health,

4.

professor Motoc Andrei,  MD PhD  

Department I- Anatomy and Embryology, Discipline Anatomy and Embryology

5.

Assoc. prof Luca Constantin Tudor,  MD PhD

Department VI- cardiology, Discipline of Cardiology II

6.

Assoc. prof Timar Bogdan MD PhD

Department III – Functional Sciences, Discipline of Informatics and Medical Biostatistics

7.

Assoc. prof. Vlad Adrian,  MD PhD

Department VII – Internal Medicine II, Discipline of Internal Medicine III – Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases

8.

Assist.lecturer Arnautu Sergiu Florin, MD PhD

Department V – Internal Medicine I – Discipline of Practical Skills

9.

Assoc. Prof. Pleș Horia, MD PhD

Department VIII – Neurosciences – Discipline of Neurosurgery

 

External collaborators:

Nr.

Name and surname

(didactic/ research personnel)

VBUMP Affiliation

(Discipline and department)

1.

professor Mureșanu Dafin Fior ,  MD PhD

Department X- Neurosciences, “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2.

Senior lecturer Popa Cosmin,  MD PhD  

M2 Department of Complementary Functional Sciences, Ethical Discipline and Socio-Human Sciences, UMF Targu-Mures

3.

Riviș Ioana-Alexandra , PhD student

Department of Neurosciences – Psychiatry Discipline – UMF Bucharest

4.

Assoc. prof. Axelrad Docu Any,  MD PhD

Departament IV – Discipline of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine Constanta