Facultad de Ciencias para el Cuidado de la Salud

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Organization profile

Organization profile

The Faculty of Health Care Sciences includes the careers of Nursing, Obstetrics and Midwifery, Nutrition and Dietetics and an area of development of academic activities around Health and Physical Activity.  Each of these units is committed to the comprehensive academic training of our undergraduate and graduate students, through the promotion of care and attention to people throughout their lives, with emphasis on education, prevention, promotion, and innovation in health and contributing to the development of public health policies.

The Faculty promotes the development of basic and applied research, bearing in mind the current globalization in the creation of knowledge, with emphasis on interdisciplinary work and linking with the environment and with national and international institutions, for the formation of research nuclei, which allow understanding the epidemiological impact of the demographic changes observed in our country and in the world, which contribute to the understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of chronic diseases, and contribute to the development of innovative proposals for the resolution of priority health problems.

Objectives and/or purpose: 

  • To generate knowledge relevant to health care, strengthening existing lines of research and creating new ones.
  • To prioritize the internationalization of research, with local, national and global impact.
  • To promote interdisciplinary research.
  • To contribute, with research, to undergraduate and graduate training processes, in order to generate innovative professionals with a critical spirit. 

Lines of research:

  • Healthy aging and the factors that promote it.
  • Risk factors that promote chronic non-communicable diseases.
  • Aging and mechanisms of genesis of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Nutrition and quality of life in the chronically ill.
  • Education and care for the ambulatory management of the oncologic patient.
  • Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.
  • Sustainable food innovation.
  • Digital literacy for health care.
  • Simulation in perinatal health education.
  • Public health in relation to the aging of the female population.
  • Contribution of physical activity to the health and quality of life of the population, with emphasis on the elderly and special populations.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Schizophrenia (AMP® SCZ): Rationale and Study Design of the Largest Global Prospective Cohort Study of Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

    Wannan, C. M. J., Nelson, B., Addington, J., Allott, K., Anticevic, A., Arango, C., Baker, J. T., Bearden, C. E., Billah, T., Bouix, S., Broome, M. R., Buccilli, K., Cadenhead, K. S., Calkins, M. E., Cannon, T. D., Cecci, G., Chen, E. Y. H., Cho, K. I. K., Choi, J. & Clark, S. R. & 227 others, Coleman, M. J., Conus, P., Corcoran, C. M., Cornblatt, B. A., Diaz-Caneja, C. M., Dwyer, D., Ebdrup, B. H., Ellman, L. M., Fusar-Poli, P., Galindo, L., Gaspar, P. A., Gerber, C., Glenthøj, L. B., Glynn, R., Harms, M. P., Horton, L. E., Kahn, R. S., Kambeitz, J., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L., Kane, J. M., Kapur, T., Keshavan, M. S., Kim, S.-W., Koutsouleris, N., Kubicki, M., Kwon, J. S., Langbein, K., Lewandowski, K. E., Light, G. A., Mamah, D., Marcy, P. J., Mathalon, D. H., McGorry, P. D., Mittal, V. A., Nordentoft, M., Nunez, A., Pasternak, O., Pearlson, G. D., Perez, J., Perkins, D. O., Powers, A. R., Roalf, D. R., Sabb, F. W., Schiffman, J., Shah, J. L., Smesny, S., Spark, J., Stone, W. S., Strauss, G. P., Tamayo, Z., Torous, J., Upthegrove, R., Vangel, M., Verma, S., Wang, J., Rossum, I. W.-V., Wolf, D. H., Wolff, P., Wood, S. J., Yung, A. R., Agurto, C., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Amminger, P., Armando, M., Asgari-Targhi, A., Cahill, J., Carrión, R. E., Castro, E., Cetin-Karayumak, S., Mallar Chakravarty, M., Cho, Y. T., Cotter, D., D’Alfonso, S., Ennis, M., Fadnavis, S., Fonteneau, C., Gao, C., Gupta, T., Gur, R. E., Gur, R. C., Hamilton, H. K., Hoftman, G. D., Jacobs, G. R., Jarcho, J., Ji, J. L., Kohler, C. G., Lalousis, P. A., Lavoie, S., Lepage, M., Liebenthal, E., Mervis, J., Murty, V., Nicholas, S. C., Ning, L., Penzel, N., Poldrack, R., Polosecki, P., Pratt, D. N., Rabin, R., Rahimi Eichi, H., Rathi, Y., Reichenberg, A., Reinen, J., Rogers, J., Ruiz-Yu, B., Scott, I., Seitz-Holland, J., Srihari, V. H., Srivastava, A., Thompson, A., Turetsky, B. I., Walsh, B. C., Whitford, T., Wigman, J. T. W., Yao, B., Yuen, H. P., Ahmed, U., Byun, A., Chung, Y., Do, K., Hendricks, L., Huynh, K., Jeffries, C., Lane, E., Langholm, C., Lin, E., Mantua, V., Santorelli, G., Ruparel, K., Zoupou, E., Adasme, T., Addamo, L., Adery, L., Ali, M., Auther, A., Aversa, S., Baek, S.-H., Bates, K., Bathery, A., Bayer, J. M. M., Beedham, R., Bilgrami, Z., Birch, S., Bonoldi, I., Borders, O., Borgatti, R., Brown, L., Bruna, A., Carrington, H., Castillo-Passi, R. I., Chen, J., Cheng, N., Ching, A. E., Clifford, C., Colton, B.-L., Contreras, P., Corral, S., Damiani, S., Done, M., Estradé, A., Etuka, B. A., Formica, M., Furlan, R., Geljic, M., Germano, C., Getachew, R., Goncalves, M., Haidar, A., Hartmann, J., Jo, A., John, O., Kerins, S., Kerr, M., Kesselring, I., Kim, H., Kim, N., Kinney, K., Krcmar, M., Kotler, E., Lafanechere, M., Lee, C., Llerena, J., Markiewicz, C., Matnejl, P., Maturana, A., Mavambu, A., Mayol-Troncoso, R., McDonnell, A., McGowan, A., McLaughlin, D., McIlhenny, R., McQueen, B., Mebrahtu, Y., Mensi, M., Hui, C. L. M., Suen, Y. N., Wong, S. M. Y., Morrell, N., Omar, M., Partridge, A., Phassouliotis, C., Pichiecchio, A., Politi, P., Porter, C., Provenzani, U., Prunier, N., Raj, J., Ray, S., Rayner, V., Reyes, M., Reynolds, K., Rush, S., Salinas, C., Shetty, J., Snowball, C., Tod, S., Turra-Fariña, G., Valle, D., Veale, S., Whitson, S., Wickham, A., Youn, S., Zamorano, F., Zavaglia, E., Zinberg, J., Woods, S. W. & Shenton, M. E., 2024, In: Schizophrenia Bulletin.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Adolescents with a Favorable Mediterranean-Style-Based Pattern Show Higher Cognitive and Academic Achievement: A Cluster Analysis—The Cogni-Action Project

    Peña-Jorquera, H., Martínez-Flores, R., Espinoza-Puelles, J. P., López-Gil, J. F., Ferrari, G., Zapata-Lamana, R., Lofrano-Prado, M. C., Landaeta-Díaz, L., Cigarroa, I., Durán-Agüero, S. & Cristi-Montero, C., 2024, In: Nutrients. 16, 5, 608.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Scopus citations
  • A Psychological Examination of the Status Syndrome and Its Application for Promoting Well-Being

    Rodríguez-González, L. C. & Repetto, P., 2024, In: Clinical Nursing Research. 33, 5, p. 285-291 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review