BMSc graduate presentations win awards

Fernando Bueno Neves, a BMSc student at the TORT Centre last year, presented his recent research at the 2nd Academic Week Conference at the Medical School of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil on 12-14 October 2016.

Fernando gave two podium presentations on two separate research studies, the first of which was conducted at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR) at the TORT Centre here in Dundee as part of an Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology.

  • Establishing state of motion through two-dimensional footprint analysis: a pilot study (University of Dundee/Institute of Motion Analysis and Research). Supervisors: Professor Rami Abboud, Dr Graham Arnold.
  • Perceptions of physicians on clinical and radiological diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia in children (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina/Joana de Gusmão Children’s Hospital). Main Author: Ms Marcela Lehmkuhl Damiani Supervisor: Professor Dr Luiz Roberto Agea Cutolo.

Fernando’s presentation, on behalf of Ms Damiani, on pneumonia in children won the conference First Place Award for podium presentations and his research on footprint analysis won second place!

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Left: Fernando takes the stage and presents his research topics; Right: Fernando receiving the First Place Award on behalf of main author Ms Damiani, from Mauricio Shimizu, one of the event organisers

The aim of this yearly ‘Academic Week’ is to provide a space to promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge by the University through teaching and research, incorporating evidence into clinical practice and dissemination of research work carried out by students during graduation. The program also has spaces for presentation of works done by the graduate students through banners and oral presentations; lectures with guest speakers, addressing aspects of Evidence-Based Medicine and Scientific Production in Medicine.

Professor Abboud, lead supervisor for Fernando’s research at IMAR, added: “Firstly, I would like to congratulate Fernando on presenting, not one but two, research studies at his home University of Santa Catarina. Secondly, it is testament to his skills as a presenter and the knowledge and understanding he has as a researcher that the presentations won both the First and Second Place awards. Fernando, along with another eight students, took a year off from his studies in Brazil via the Brazilian Government’s ‘Science without Borders Initiative’ to study a BMSc here with us at the University of Dundee. He grasped his opportunity with both hands (or should that be both feet!) by conducting an excellent forensic biomechanics research project here at IMAR which he presented at the International Clinical Biomechanics Conference at Staffordshire University in April 2016”.

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Fernando conducting his research in the Gait Lab at IMAR, University of Dundee