Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (28/12/2012 03.09)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Function, Biomarkers, Imaging

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COPD is a chronic and progressive pathologic condition that limits the activities and the everyday wellbeing. The patients with COPD usually are seen for the first time by a pulmonologist in an advanced stage when the intervention does not permit an appreciable result. A concept recently emerging, besides the importance of an early identification of the disease, is that the different pathologic changes that cause COPD - conductive airway disease and parenchymal destruction - may have different therapeutic responses. In this line of evidence the proposed research project is aimed at the development and diffusion of a standardized method, based on first level examinations, that could permit to establish both the severity and the phenotype of COPD as assessed by quantitative CT. The information that could be obtained may permit to treat earlier and with more appropriateness each patient with COPD with possible greatly positive general socio-sanitary effects.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

Eligibility criteria

Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Board Certification in Pulmonary Disease, Curriculum Vitae, Scientific Titles and Publications, Interview

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget29829.48
Frequency of callsAnnuale
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year29829.48
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna - Università degli Studi di Firenze

Public research
Firenze - Italy