Institution received Patricio López-Jaramillo, rector of the Universidad de Santander, to strengthen cooperation
This Tuesday, the 26th, Feevale University received Patricio López-Jaramillo, rector of the Universidad de Santander (Udes), from Colombia. The agenda involved the articulation of joint actions between both institutions and the delivery of lectures to the Institution's academics. Lopez was received, at Campus II, by the rector, Cleber Prodanov, by the director of International and Institutional Relations, Paula Cundari, by the director of the Institute of Health Sciences (ICS), Caren Mello Guimaraes, and by the professor of Medicine, Eduardo Costa Duarte Barbosa.
In the morning, the dean of Udes gave a lecture on high blood pressure to the team of the social project Times - Transform yourself, Innovate yourself, Move yourself and Educate yourself for Health. In the afternoon, to an audience of academics, taught the ICS open class on Multidisciplinary assessment of systemic arterial hypertension.
In February this year, Feevale signed a cooperation agreement with UDES in order to develop studies and research projects on topics of common interest. It also aims to promote the exchange of knowledge through the organization of conferences, courses and events and the exchange of undergraduate and postgraduate students, among other actions.
According to professor Eduardo Costa Duarte Barbosa, one of the joint researches will involve the Feevale Times project, which will be linked to one of the volunteer recruitment centers for the Eefit Ibero-America Protocol. The study, which involves countries such as Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Venezuela, and Spain, aims to evaluate the effect of an isometric squat training protocol on blood pressure control in patients with hypertension without pharmacological management, categorized as low risk.
With initiatives like this, we intend to start a large research group in cardiology, bringing together researchers from Latin America, as it is important to investigate our particularities. One of the things we have in common is food security, that is, how we can help people change and improve their nutritional standards, since one of the biggest risk factors is the consumption of processed foods,” said López- Jaramillo.