Research and Structures


Concentration Area

Biomedical Gerontology
Name Description
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.

Research Structures

Research Groups
Name Coordinator
Aging and Mental Health ALFREDO CATALDO NETO
Assessment and Intervention in the Life Cycle IRANI IRACEMA DE LIMA ARGIMON
Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Research Group (FISIOMEC) RAFAEL REIMANN BAPTISTA
Declínio Cognitivo, Fatores Neurodegenerativos e Neuroprotetores ELKE BROMBERG
Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disorders LUIZ CARLOS BODANESE
Gene and Cellular Therapy and Tissue Engineering DENISE CANTARELLI MACHADO
Genetic Polymorphisms and Mutations Related to Human Diseases DENISE CANTARELLI MACHADO
Grupo de Pesquisa Interdisciplinar em Educação e Saúde ANDREA GONÇALVES BANDEIRA
Grupo de pesquisa em Cognição e Neurobiologia da Memória CRISTIANE REGINA GUERINO FURIN
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Patient Safety (GIPESP) JANETE DE SOUZA URBANETTO
Multiprofessional Care for the Oldest-Old ANGELO JOSE GONCALVES BOS
Neuropharmacology of Memory CRISTIANE REGINA GUERINO FURIN
Neuroscience, Motor Behavior and Rehabilitation (NECORE). REGIS GEMERASCA MESTRINER
Neurosciences and Cellular Signaling JADERSON COSTA DA COSTA
Radiopharmaceuticals - development and production CRISTINA M MORIGUCHI JECKEL
Research Group on Epidemiology, Neurology and Immunology (GENIM) DOUGLAS KAZUTOSHI SATO
Research Group on Public Safety and Health MIRNA WETTERS PORTUGUEZ
Signaling during differentiation of adult atem cells DENISE CANTARELLI MACHADO
Study Group on Cardiometabolic Risk, Aging and Nutrition (GERICEN) CARLA HELENA A SCHWANKE
Study and Research Group on Violence (NEPEVI) PATRICIA KRIEGER GROSSI
Research Center
Name Coordinator
Centro de Pesquisa em Toxicologia e Farmacologia ELKE BROMBERG
Instituto do Cérebro do RS JADERSON COSTA DA COSTA