The University gives the Sports Medicine Award to a research on injuries in professional football players
February 18, 2013
The winning study, which will be given a prize of €6.000, establishes the predisposition to injury and the timeframes for recovery
Researchers Rosa Artells i Prats, Jordi Lluis Ribas Fernández y Ricard Pruna Grivé, whose professional activities are carried out at the University of Barcelona and the F.C. Barcelona, have been proclaimed winners of the 15th National Award for Research on Sports Medicine, granted by the University of Oviedo through the Professional School of Physical Education and Sports Medicine, with the sponsorship of Cajastur. The team, which will received a prize of €6000, was granted this award for a study that establishes the predisposition of being injured in specific ways and the timeframes for recovery. The research was conducted on blood samples from professional football players, and was focused on non-traumatic injuries without contact.
The jury, chaired by María Paz Suárez Rendueles, Vice-Rector for Research and Campus of International Excellence of the University of Oviedo, granted the second-place award (with a prize of €3000) to a research on physical condition and quality of life in patients who suffer from anorexia nervosa of the restrictive type. This study was carried out by a team from the European University of Madrid and the University Children's Hospital "Niño Jesús", also from the capital city. The third place was, in turn, given to a research on the negative influence that fatigue on the personnel of rescue services (after an aquatic rescue) has on the quality of the CPR performed afterwards. The University of Oviedo, among other institutions, was involved in the development of this study.
Studies by 26 research teams, both national and international, were submitted to the call for the Award this year. Some of the criteria used for evaluation were the scientific effort, the quality and impact of the research, and the creation of links between basic research and research applied for the benefit of the patients.