The Childhood and Environment Group is a clinical and basic research group that mainly carries out its work in the field of prenatal and postnatal exposure and the different abuse substances, including tobacco and alcohol, pesticides and heavy metals, and in the field of markers of injury from exposure, including 2 animal models, as well as clinical projects relating to its clinical activity: paediatric emergencies, asthma, immigration and ethnic minorities, prenatal exposure to prescription drugs, etc.
The Group is engaged in considerable scientific production, as well as in activities to give greater visibility to science, popular science activities and translating research (clinical practice guidelines) through more than 10 collaboration agreements with research institutions and a collaboration agreement for research with a patients’ association (AFASAF: The Association of Families Affected by Foetal Alcohol Exposure Syndrome).
The Group’s main goal is to maintain the active lines of research, whilst diversifying its activity through collaborations in and outside its networks of interest, both national and international; maintaining the training activities in and outside the group; promoting and encouraging the mobility of group members; the level of scientific production and accessing competitive funds; and maintain its impact on society (popular science, clinical practice guidelines, patients’ associations and dissemination), exploring the possibility of collaborating in the establishment of some patents.
Research line on fetal and paediatric tobacco exposure
Research line on effects of maternal consumption of drugs of abuse and alcohol during pregnancy and effects of postnatal exposure to drugs of abuse on children
Research line on HIV infection in newborns and children
Research line on paediatric emergency
Research line on pediatric pulmonology
Non commercial clinical investigation with prescription drugs in children
Environmental toxins research
SAMID (Red de salud materno-infantil y del desarrollo) project
Biomarkers of damage on the neurodevelopment of prenatal exposure to alcohol
Research line on immigration and ethnic groups
Research line within the project Asthma Multicentric Infant Cohort Study (AMICS)