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On Saturday, 19th of June, 2021, Curacao Biomedical & Health Research Institute (CBHRI) launched a new project named COVIDCAS.
COVIDCAS is a ZonMW funded research project dealing with the impact of COVID-19 measures on vulnerable families in Curacao, Aruba and Sint Martin.
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What we do
You can find out about some of our current research in this section of the site.
More information about other current research studies taking place in our institute can be found on the respective categories. If you wish to collaborate in one of the research topics, please feel free to contact the responsible principal investigator.
All CBHRI-scientists will include in their publications sufficient information about their experimental methods and procedures, and make available data, software, and tangible research materials, to enable other scientists to reproduce and extend the results of all publications on which the CBHRI laboratories have participated. CBHRI strongly encourages all it scientists to publish their original, peer-reviewed research in journals that make publications freely available and downloadable online immediately after publication (i.e. open access journals).
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The Department of Immunology is involved in understanding of the immune response in infectious diseases and cardiovascular conditions.
The Department of Epidemiology focuses on the study of frequency and distribution of diseases and the underlying determinants of health.
The Department of Virology is involved in development and validation of diagnostics, studies of pathogenesis and development of intervention strategies for several viruses of importance for Dutch Caribbean and the region.
The department of Oncology will study several aspects of diagnosis and treatment of cancers relevant to the Dutch Caribbean, in close collaboration with other groups in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Department of Social sciences focuses on the determinants of health, health behavior and health services utilization.
The Capital Management Office (CMO) of CBHRI is responsible for the financial administration of grants funded by life-science funding agents, corporate responsibility foundations (CRF), charity foundations (CF), and crowd funding (FR).
Co founder & Head of Immunology
Specialized in immunology of infectious diseases and immunological & hematological aspects of sickle cell disease with special focus on angiognesis….
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Head of Social Sciences
Specialized in research on health services utilization and socioeconomic health inequalities…..
Head of Oncology
Oncologist/hematologist – Specialized in hematological cancers….
Co founder & Head of Epidemiology
Specialized in general public health, with a special focus on development of surveillance & monitoring systems….
Co founder & Head of Virology
Virologist – Specialized in ‘exotic viruses’ Dengue, Hanta, West Nile, Chikungunya, Rabies, Influenza, Mers-Coronanvirus and Enterovirus-71 infections….
The vision of CBHRI is to become an institute of academic excellence where basic research and applied research is conducted.
CBHRI aims to perform interdisciplinary research on epidemiology, infectious diseases, immunology and cancer to improve human health in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Translating biology into medicine
Each department operates from a Translational Medicine philosophy.
The key is cross functional teamwork
In our model of translational research the patient is central and the research focuses on a landscape of multiple diseases. Therefore, we have to be a highly collaborative organization.
The organization is composed of post-docs, technicians and PhD students working together to study the different problems in each project
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