Ramon Trias Fargas Award for Research

Ramon Trias Fargas Award for ResearchThe prize is named after Ramon Trias Fargas to honor the founder of the FCSD and chairman of the committee which, in 1982, drafted the Social Integration of the Handicapped Person Law (LISMI).

Ramon Trias Fargas died suddenly on October 22, 1989. The 500,000 Pta prize is awarded every two years, together with a bronze reproduction of the mother-and-child sculpture by Antoni Vancells.

To date, the prize-winning works have been:

2015

Prize not awarded.

2013

1st prize: «Aprenent sobre la síndrome de Down de la mà dels virus» Dra. Cristina Fillat, el Dr. Xavier Altafaj, el Dr. Xavier Bofill de Ros, et. al. Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS).

2nd prize: «Efectos del entrenamiento pliométrico sobre la resistencia cardiorrespiratoria de niños y adolescentes con síndrome de Down» Dr. José Antonio Casajús-Mallén, et. al. Departamento de Fisiatría y Enfermería de la Universidad de Zaragoza.

2011

1st prize: Hipotiroidismo en la primera infancia en los pacientes con síndrome de Down, Dr. Cristina Claret i Torrents.

2009

1st prize: Perfil de la enfermedad celíaca en los pacientes con síndrome de Down, Drs. A. Rodríguez Martínez, B. Espín Jaime, A. González-Meneses López, M. González Fernández-Palacio, A. Pizarro Martín, I. Gómez de Terreros Sánchez

2nd prize: Leucèmia aguda limfoblàstica infantil i síndrome de Down: Anàlisi dels protocols SHOP/LAL-99 i 05, Dr. M. García Bernal

2007

1st prize: Use of standardised neuro-psychological batteries in adult subjects with Down's Syndrome and dementia, Drs. M. Boada, M. Alegret, M. Buendia, I. Hernández, G. Viñas, A. Espinosa, S. Lara, M. Guitart, Ll. Tàrraga.

2nd prize: Aging with Down's Syndrome: candidate genes for cognitive decline, Drs. M. Martínez de Lagrán, A. Bortolozzi, J. Gispert, O. Millán, F. Artigas, C. Fillat, M. Dierssen.

2005

Oxidative stress markers in Down's Syndrome, Drs. A. Casado, M.E. López-Fernández,  R. Ruiz

2003

Alterations of the micro-architecture of the cerebral cortex in mouse TS65DN, a murine model of Down's Syndrome: the effects of environmental enrichment, Drs. M. Dierssen, R. Benavides-Piccione, C. Martínez-Cué, X. Extivill, J. Flórez, GN. Elston, J. De Felipe.

2001

A cytogenetic molecular study of Down Syndrome: genotype-phenotype correlations in six cases of partial chromosome 21 trisomy, Dr. M. Nadal, Down Syndrome Research Group, Medical and Molecular Genetics Centre of the Institut de Recerca Oncològica (IRO).

1999

Health in Down Syndrome Drs. R. Linares García-Valdecasas and A. Castro Lobera, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

1997

Early detection of hearing loss in DS patients, Dr. C. López Soler, Universidad de Granada.

1995

Prize not awarded

1993

Early attention to expressive language in children with DS. A comparative study of development between groups with differing initiation times, Dr. F. Hurtado Murillo, Hospital La Fe, Valencia.

1991

Study of the frequency of DS in Spain. Importance of the temporospatial distribution in prevention, Dr. M. L. Martínez-Frías, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

1989

Epidemiological analysis of trisomy 21. A cytogenetic, perinatologic and clinical study on patients with trisomy 21, Dr. M. A. Ibáñez Olías, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid.