Deanship of Research
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine has a solid compromise in promoting research in the biomedical sciences, social/behavioral sciences, epidemiology and clinical sciences. Our institution has biomedical laboratories and clinical research facilities with equipment for the effective development of scientific projects. Main divisions of research include:
- Endometrial Cancer
- Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease
- Bariatric Surgery
- Sickle Cell
- Infectious Diseases
- Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis
- Clinical research
- Epidemiology of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
- Health Services Research
- Among others
The knowledge obtained from biomedical research is essential to understand the chemical, molecular and cell mechanisms in the disease process and to apply this knowledge in improving the health of individuals. Clinical research projects help to understand and measure the effects of medications and devices in health in order to develop new cost-effective treatments for patients. Epidemiological studies are aimed to describe the affected populations, understand patterns of disease prevalence, incidence and mortality, and the factors associated to a health condition in order to develop effective prevention and control population-based measures. San Juan Bautista School of Medicine has also a compromise with our community by developing research in health services. The information is essential in improving the community access to health services and the overall population health and well-being.
The School has developed strong research affiliations with other higher learning institutions to reinforce our research infrastructure and to promote collaborations with external researchers. Medical students have the opportunity to learn and to actively participate in research through formal courses and experiences integrated into the four years of curriculum. The courses offered to the medical students prepare them with the knowledge, skills and abilities in research design, methods, biostatistics, development and publication of scientific reports. Our students have presented their projects in local, national and international scientific forums.
The increase in scientific knowledge and innovations in medical research are definitively important to develop new prevention, control and treatment alternatives for patients and the community in general.