The global health crisis has further highlighted the importance of medicine for society and the work of those who chose to dedicate their lives, work and effort to prevent, preserve and restore people’s health.
At Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme we are aware of this, that is why we have been supporting the health sector for more than 20 years through different hospital intervention projects, scholarship programs and actions that result in the improvement of the well-being of the people of the Canarian community.
Recognition of the efforts of health professionals
Serving as a stimulus and recognition of the talent, effort and dedication of medical professionals is the main objective of the Prizes for the Internal Resident Physician, MIR, most prominent in each of the teaching hospitals in the Canary Islands and for the Internal Medical Resident of Medicine. Family and Community of the most outstanding provinces of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, endowed with 2,000 euros each.
A recognition with which this year Dr. Juan Zafra Martín, from the specialty of Radiotherapy Oncology at the University Hospital of Gran Canaria, Dr. Negrín, have been awarded; Dr. Félix Joel Castillo Ferrer, from the specialty of Pediatrics and its specific areas in the Maternal and Child Insular University Hospital Complex; Dr. Néstor Báez Ferrer, from the specialty of Cardiology at the Complejo Hospital Universitario de Canarias; Dr. Irene del Cristo Ferrer Videla, from the specialty of General and Digestive Surgery at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital; Dr. Diego J. de Luis Melián, specializing in Family Medicine at the Family and Community Care Unit of Las Palmas; and Doctors Beatriz Melián Lemes and Pablo Hernández Hernández, ex aequo, in the specialty of Family Medicine at the Family and Community Care Unit of Tenerife.
Support for medical research
Medical research is essential to improve people’s health and quality of life. Our Medical Research Scholarship program, endowed with 80,000 euros, offers doctors from Canarian hospitals the opportunity to develop research that helps prevent, improve the quality of life of patients and cure diseases and pathologies with special prevalence in the field of our community.
Thanks to this scholarship program, the research group led by Dr. Julio Manuel Plata Bello from the Urology Unit Service of the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Canarias is working on the «Identification of biomarkers related to cognitive impairment associated with androgen deprivation therapy in patients with prostate cancer ‘; The research group led by Dr. Bernardino Clavo Varas, head of the Research Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria, Dr. Negrín, investigates the «Use of ozone in the elimination of the SARS-COV-2 virus in personal protective equipment (EPI), (Project nested in Study O3CoVid19PPE) »; The research group led by Dr. Manuel Morales González, from the Service of Medical Oncology of the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, carries out a «Study on the effect of dexamethasone on human glioblastoma cells: Activity of scafoldin FKBP51 and its relationship with scaffoldins IQGAP1 and AMOTL2 ‘; and the research group led by Dr. Rosa María Sánchez Hernández, from the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service of the Maternal-Infant Insular University Hospital Complex investigates the «Association between the mutation p. (T and 400_Phe402del) in the LDLR gene and Diabetes in families with familial hypercholesterolemia in Gran Canaria ».
The call for applications for the Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme 2021 Medical Research Scholarship Program remains open until July 17. The bases, requirements and applications are available to interested parties on the Foundation’s website.