University of Granada

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The University of Granada (UGR) is an innovative and comprehensive research University, founded in 1531, and built on a long-standing teaching tradition. UGR is one of the largest and historically academic centres in Spain, ranking in the very top group of Spanish Universities in teaching and research. The Department of Paediatrics has one of the best Paediatric Nutrition Programmes in Spain, with respect to research, training and impact on policy and practice. The Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology within Granada’s BioHealth Institute, and the Department of Computational Sciences and Artificial Intelligence are among the best in the world. Furthermore, the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, the Institute of Neurosciences and the “Brain, Mind and Behaviour Centre”, have worked closely with the Paediatrics Department for many years on numerous projects and can offer important support for patients’ attrition to the project.

In the Bump2Baby and Me project, the University of Granada will contribute to research activities across all work packages and translate the App content into Spanish. It is also responsible for the recruitment, randomisation and follow-up at all clinical sites in Spain.

Professor Cristina Campoy

Principal Investigator (PI)

Cristina is a Paediatrician, Neonatologist and Master in Endocrinology & Nutrition. She is Director of the EURISTIKOS Excellence Centre for Paediatric Research sited in the Biomedical Centre for Research (CIB) of the Health Science Technological Park (PTS) of Granada, conducting large clinical trials and leading laboratory-based studies. She was co-ordinator of the FP7 EU funded consortia NUTRIMENTHE project between 2008 and 2013, is coordinator of the Excellence project PREOBE, a Principal Investigator in NIGOHealth and COGNIS studies, and a partner in the EU FP7 EarlyNutrition and H2020 DynaHEALTH projects. Cristina is also a member of The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition, the Early Nutrition Academy (ENA), The Spanish Royal Academy of Nutrition and Food Sciences, member of the Doctor Oloriz Neurosciences Institute, and of the Biohealth Sciences Institute of Granada. Her role in the Bump project is to lead Granada activities in Work Packages 1 to 6.

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Professor Alberto Puertas

Research Team

Alberto is Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the University Mother-Infant Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada, and Associated Professor at the University of Granada. He has led or participated in more than 20 national and international research projects, directed 10 PhDs Thesis, and obtained 9 prestigious research awards. Alberto has been involved in expert groups leading the Spanish guidelines for ‘Clinical Practice Care in Normal Childbirth’, is a member of the working group of the Clinical Practice Guideline on Care in Normal Childbirth (Spanish Ministry of Health and Social Policy), and is a member of the National and International Associations of Perinatal Medicine. He has also participated in the NIGOHealth (Nutrition Intervention during Gestation and Offspring Health) RCT, funded by Abbott Nutrition and the FP7 EU EarlyNutrition project.

Dr Francisca S Molina

Team Member

Francisca is Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Fetal Medicine (Fetal Medicine Foundation, King's College, UK), Director of the Fetal-Medicine Unit at the University Hospital San Cecilio-PTS Granada, and is an expert reference for fetal surgery in Spain. She has worked in more than 17 research projects funded at international level, including leading the EU Project ASPRE FP7 for UGR, and national research projects funded by the Institute of Health Carlos III as PI; she has also achieved a patent IPR-594-PCT (Ultrasound innovation Medtech S.L.). Francisca is also Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Granada, and she is Vice-President of the Spanish Society of Perinatal Medicine, and member of the Directive Board of the Spanish Association of Prenatal Diagnosis (AEDP).

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