Maristela Schaufelberger Spanghero

Professional Address

University of São Paulo, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto.
Rua Tenente Catão Roxo, 2650
Postal Code 14048-900 – Ribeirão Preto, SP – Brazil
Telephone: 55 (16) 36024607 Fax: 55 (16) 36024605
Email: maristela_ss@yahoo.com.br

Biography

Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP). Graduated in Medicine from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 1998, completed medical residency in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (IPQ – HCFMUSP) and Ph.D. in 2001 from the Department of Psychiatry FM-USP in 2008. Postdoctoral taken at the Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, Faculty of Medicine of USP, campus of Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP), and a participant in PRODOC (Support Program for Institutional Projects with the Participation of Recent Doctors) from CAPES (2008 to 2011). Leads projects in Neuroimaging in Mood Disorders, investigating volumetric and neurochemical aspects in Psychotic Depression and coordinates the neuroimaging branch of a project that investigates the postpartum depressive states in a birth cohort in Ribeirão Preto. Member of the NAPNA group – Support Center for Applied Research in Neuroscience (Incentive Program for Research Sponsored by USP), which comprises ten USP research units in São Paulo and Ribeirão Preto. Mentor and supervisor in the Mental Health Graduate Program of FMRP-USP. Responsible for outpatient Depressive Disorders linked to the post-discharge service of the Brief Psychiatric Stay of HC-FMRP since 2010, overseeing the training of psychiatry residents. Also works as researcher at the Laboratory of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (LIM 21, HCFMUSP, where she collaborates, since 2002, in an extensive longitudinal epidemiological study of Psychotic Disorders, funded by the Wellcome Trust of UK, FAPESP and CNPq. In this project, she is directly responsible for the neuroimaging branch (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Geraldo Busatto Filho), which is one of the most extensive longitudinal studies of neuroimaging in psychosis to date. For the final phase of this project she was responsible for obtaining international financing upon receiving the Young Minds in Psychiatry award – Schizophrenia category, awarded by the American Psychiatric Association (APA / AstraZeneca). Received an award for best doctoral dissertation for two consecutive years by the Department of Psychiatry of FM-USP, and three international awards in scientific events (Young Scientist Awards) for her work in Neuroimaging in Psychotic Disorders. He participated in 53 scientific events having 34 abstracts published in journals. Since 2002 keeps teaching activities and supervision for medical graduation, medical residency in Psychiatry and the Mental Health Graduate Program and assists in mentoring scientific initiation students, some of them having been awarded for their works. Approved in public exams for Psychiatrist in the city of São Paulo, in USP-University Hospital and in the Institute of Psychiatry, HCFM-USP. He has experience in hospital-care days in Mental Health, Psychiatric Ward on General Hospital, Outpatient Mental Health and Liaison on General Hospital. Published twelve original articles (being eleven in international journals of high impact), an editorial and three book chapters. Line of research: Schizophrenia, Neuroimaging of Psychotic Disorders and Mood Disorders.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Spanghero has experience in Mental Health day care hospitals, Psychiatric Ward in General Hospital, Mental Health Outpatient Ward and Liaison in General Hospital. Published twelve original articles (eleven in international journals of high impact), an editorial and three book chapters. Line of research: Schizophrenia, Neuroimaging of Psychotic Disorders and Mood Disorders.

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