Avda. de la Universitat 1
E-43204 Reus (Tarragona)
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C/ Sant Llorenç, 21
43201 Reus
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Team Leaders

Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Professor of Nutrition

Dr. Mònica Bulló Bonet

WP Co-lead

Institute Presentation

The Institute of Health Research Pere Virgili (IISPV, in Spanish) is an umbrella organisation that coordinates all the biomedical and health research activities in Southern Catalonia. It was founded in 2005 to promote and strengthen research in health across the prosperous regions of Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre. Thus, the Institute was from the beginning an organisation embedded within the local population and has remained true to its day, with our institutions spread across the region. The uniqueness of the IISPV lies in its member organisations, with the University Rovira i Virgili (URV), our hospitals in Tarragona (University Hospital Joan XXIII), Reus (University Hospital San Joan de Reus) and Tortosa (Hospital Verge de la Cinta), a mental health hospital (Pere Mata Institute). The Institute has 3 strategic research areas: Nutrition and Metabolism, Neurosciences and Mental Health and Health and Environment, with expertise in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, toxicology and mental health. The IISPV’s mission is to promote the understanding of mechanisms contributing to the development of chronic diseases to reduce its occurrence and prevalence as well as its complications, in addition to nutrition-related diseases. It also conducts several studies on the benefits of specific food consumption or full dietary patterns as the Mediterranean diet in metabolic disorders.

IISPV declares no conflict of interest in PRIME.