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If you are a prospective student or postdoc interested in intervention studies, evidence synthesis, or meta-research, feel encouraged to contact me at daniel.umpierre@hcpa.edu.br

Grad students and postdocs

Angelica Trevisan De Nardi – PhD student
Angelica is a physical therapist specialized in physical rehabilitation for hospitalized patients and MSc in Functional Rehabilitation from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.  As a doctoral candidate in Cardiovascular Sciences, she has been working on: (1) clinical trials of physical activity for special populations (HAEL and EDDIE), and (2) systematic reviews with meta-analyses of exercise-related studies.

 

Aline Bonatto – MSc student
Aline received B.A. in kinesiology from the  Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA), having also specialization in adapted physical activity and program of family health. She is a town employee in Porto Alegre (RS), delivering classes and managing public spaces for sports, leisure and recreation. As a MSc student in Public Health, she will study practices of physical activity in primary health units in Porto Alegre.

 

Douglas Xavier – MSc student
Douglas received B.A. in kinesiology from the Universidade Federal de Rio Grande (FURG), and completed a Residency Program in family health. He is a town employee in Sapucaia do Sul (RS), being based on a Family Health and Primary Care Support Center (NASF). As a MSc student in Public Health, he is interested in physical activity for people living with HIV/AIDS.

 

Laura Millán Vasques – MSc student
Laura received B.A. in kinesiology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. She is a town employee in Gravataí (RS) working on public health issues.  As a MSc student in Public Health, she has been working with exercise interventions for patients with hypertension.

 

Larissa Xavier – PhD student
Larissa received B.A. in kinesiology, specialization in resistance training, and MSc degree from  the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. She is currently for overseeing and applying our exercise intervention to older subjects, but she also works on an exercise program for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

 

Lucas Porto Santos – Associate researcher fellow
Lucas received B.A. in kinesiology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. In the same University, he received MSc and PhD degrees in cardiovascular sciences. He specialized in exercise training for special populations at the Instituto de Cardiologia (RS). As an associate researcher, he has been working on: (1) HAEL clinical trial, (2) The SEES Initiative, and (3) systematic reviews and overviews of exercise-related studies.

 

Lucinéia Pfeifer – PhD student
Lucineia is a physical therapist graduated at the Universidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missões – URI and received MSc degree in Human Movement Sciences. As a doctoral candidate in Cardiovascular Sciences, she has been working on: (1) HAEL and EDDIE clinical trials, and (2) systematic reviews with meta-analyses of exercise-related studies.

 

Nórton Luís Oliveira – Postdoctoral fellow
Nórton received B.A. in kinesiology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, MSc and PhD in Physical Activity and Health from University of Porto – Portugal. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, he has been working on: (1) HAEL and EDDIE  clinical trials, and (2) systematic reviews and overviews of exercise-related studies.

 

Rodrigo Haas Bueno – MSc student
Rodrigo graduated in biomedical sciences at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), currently being a MSc student in cardiovascular sciences at the Hospital de Clínica de Porto Alegre and UFRGS. His field of work is focused on bioinformatics, mainly in the fields of transcriptome data analysis and machine learning applied to the selection of studies in systematic literature reviews.

 

Undergraduate students and other contributors

 

Akemy Neubert Kamitoyo
PUCRS (Undergraduate – Physical Therapy)
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

 

 


Andresa Conrado

Physiotherapist (IPA-RS)
Research staff and propect student

 

 

Bruna Goés Moraes
PUCRS (Undergraduate – Physical Therapy)
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

 

 


Raíssa Monteiro

UNISINOS (Undergraduate – Biomedicine)
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre 

 

 

 

Tainá Alano
UFCSPA (Undergraduate – Medicine)
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre 

 

Alumni

Doctoral

Lucas Helal, PhD – 2020
Lucas H studied the quality of reporting in systematic reviews, as well as data sharing policies and predatory journals . Manuscripts in preparation.

Lucas Porto Santos, PhD – 2019
Lucas PS was the study coordinator for the HAEL Study and led a overview of systematic reviews. Manuscripts in preparation.

Leony Morgana Galliano, PhD – 2019 (Co-advisor)
Leony conducted a clinical trial with lifestyle measures for a rural population in our state (Dona Francisca Study). Manuscripts in preparation.

Michel Arias Brentano, PhD – 2015
Michel investigated energy expenditure and muscle damage during strength training sessions. Results are published.

Karlyse Claudino Belli, PhD – 2013
Karlyse led a project summarizing the literature on aerobic training and chronic heart failure. We are preparing the results to dissemination.

Paula Figueiredo Silva, PhD – 2013
Paula studied the locomotor pattern in patients with peripheral artery disease. We are preparing the results to dissemination.

Masters

Fernando Matos Dourado Neto, MSc – 2019
Fernando conducted a cross-sectional study (Saúde POA) to characterize the population using the public program of physical activity in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Elisa Gôuvea Portella, MSc – 2017 (Co-advisor)
Elisa conducted a clinical trial using combined exercise training for breast cancer survivors. Manuscript in preparation.

César Augusto da Silva, MSc – 2016 (Co-advisor)
César led a systematic review with meta-analysis to assess the effects of compression socks on physical performance. The results have been published.

Lucas Porto Santos, MSc – 2015
Lucas conducted a crossover randomized trial to assess the effect of a single exercise session on blood presure in people with resistance hypertension. The results have been published.

Marta Brod, MSc – 2012
Marta investigated the habitual physical activity in patients with chronic heart failure. Manuscript submitted.

 

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