Science goes slowly and, in general, recognision takes time. However, this summer scientist within the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) community have many successes to celebrate. Let’s review them!
IMIM hosts a top ten performing surgeon & a new associated editor
Miguel Pera, Director of the Healthcare and Medical Area, head of the General and Digestive Surgery Service and co-coordinator of the Clinical and Translational Research Group on Colorectal Neoplasms at Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), has been ranked as one of the ten most outstanding digestive surgeons in Catalonia. The ranking published by the Institute of Governance and Economics Coordinates highlight the best doctors practising in Catalan hospitals, both public and private.
On the other hand, Esther Barreiro, consultant in the Pneumology Department at Hospital del Mar, IMIM researcher and associate lecturer at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF), has been invited as associate editor in the European Respiratory Journal, one of the top three journals in respiratory medicine. She will be at the helm of this prestigious publication for the next three years.
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has presented Thomas Surrey within its cohort of 14 new Fellows for 2021. Surrey, leads the Intracellular Self-Organization at Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). The scientist, who is honoured for the election, defines ASCB meetings “a source of inspiration and a great opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world to discuss science”.
European Respiratory Society (ERS) has awarded Josep M. Antó with one of the Lifetime Achievement Awards of the institution. Antó, who is research professor at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Profesor of Medicine at Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF) and member of Parc de Salut Mar, has dedicated his career to study the epidemiology of asthma and COPD, with special interest in the environmental determinants and the prevention of these diseases.
The ERS has also selected Alberto García-Basteiro for the Early Career Member Award 2021. This physician at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona coordinates the Tuberculosis and HIV Research Unit at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) in Mozambique. With this award, the comitee “recognizes his success in scientific accomplishments as well as his involvement with the ERS”.
Congratulations to all on your well-deserved success!