The Center of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology (CENECON) belongs to the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). It was created with the aim of developing translational cognitive neuroscience helping to improve the living conditions of patients suffering neurologic and psychiatric disorders, their relatives, and the population in general.
To fulfill this aim, the CENECON advances research and study of the brain, focused on human behaviour and cognitive disorders. It promotes the training of professionals in the fields of mental health and neuroscience, in order to establish better therapeutic actions, and disseminate topics related to this area of interest.
The CENECON develops its activities at the Hospital de Clinicas “Jose de San Martin” and integrates as a workplace of the Argentine National Research Council (CONICET). This allows many people to have access for assessment and treatment of their condition.
The CENECON has representatives from a large variety of fields and backgrounds, including cognitive neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, and researchers from both clinical and basic sciences, including biochemists.
Since 2003, our group has participated in several clinical trials and basic research. We have set up a laboratory to analyse DNA and genetic biomarkers, within the framework of a translational medicine programme. In this scenario the CENECON stimulates the development of young researchers, and the dissemination of its activities through courses and conferences.
LUIS IGNACIO BRUSCO, MD, PHD
Professor of Psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the School of Medicine, Buenos Aires University.
Associate Professor of Physiology and Head of the Center of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology (CENECON), from the same university.
Ignacio has more than 20 years of experience in clinical research studies, physiological processes, pharmacological studies and basic sciences. His training has allowed him to complement the area of research with teaching, and apply his knowledge in the field of clinical assistance, articulating the three areas.
Ignacio is the principal investigator in Argentina of the OLA study.
FERNANDO LUIS CARBONETTI, MD
Physician Specialist in Psychiatry, instructor of residents of the Cesar Milstein Hospital.
Postgraduate in Cognitive Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (UBA).
Chief of practical work of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires.
Currently Fernando is Sub-investigator of the OLA study in Argentina.
NATIVIDAD OLIVAR, MD
Physician Specialist in Psychiatry and Neurology. Coordinator of the medical staff of the Center of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology (CENECON).
Natividad is Chief of practical work of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. She has participated in several clinical research and pharmacological trials, with experience in the field of research methodology, neuropsychology and ethical regulations.
Natividad is currently the project manager of the OLA study in Argentina.
FERNANDO ESNAL, BA
Graduate in Psychology. Clinical experience in the Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martin in outpatient facilities and inpatient unit.
Currently, Fernando is a project manager for the OLA study in Argentina.firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTIAGO LUCCHETTI, BA
Graduate in Psychology with an honor diploma. Clinical experience in an inpatient unit, with patients with severe mental disorders.
Santiago is a member of the Applied Evaluation II chair at Universidad del Salvador and is supervisor of clinical practices for the career of Psychology, at Universidad Abierta Interamericana.
Currently, Santiago is a research assistant for the OLA study in Argentina.email@example.com
JORGE PASQUINI, MD
Physician. Student of the specialist career in psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. Member of the Board of the Argentine Neuropsychiatric Association and the Argentine Alzheimer Association.
Jorge is a Chief of practical work of the Mental Health subject at the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires.
Jorge is currently a research assistant for the OLA study in Argentina.firstname.lastname@example.org