Silvia is the Director of Neurosciences and Complex Systems Unit at Hospital El Cruce in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is also a researcher at National Council of Scientific and Technology Research and a professor on the Faculty of Medicine at University National of Buenos Aires.
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Words of Strength
Building health networks
Silvia plans to create a research database that will allow her team to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program and develop a larger project focusing on older people and dementia in F. Varela across: clinical care, brain health promotion and research.
Silvia and her team developed a program of cognitive intervention and improvement of quality of life, based on knowledge of family farming approaches and agroecology, in an older population with memory impairment.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Silvia learned the management of patients, the organization for hospitalized patients, and, in the community from the health service, the training and optimization of the human resources, as well as the best diagnostic procedures and non-pharmacological treatment options.
Silvia works in one of the poorest region of her country. In 2016, she helped establish a Memory Clinic to promote greater physical and social engagement for the older population there.
Silvia Kochen is Director of the Neurosciences Institute (ENyS) in "El Cruce, N. Kirchner” Hospital, CONICET and University A. Jauretche. Silvia is a principal researcher in CONICET and Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires.
Distinción por el Compromiso con la Salud desde el Hospital Público, Gobierno de la Ciudad Autonoma De Buenos Aires, 2006 Awards from the ILAE Commission on Latin American Affairs, 2012 Premio a la trayectoria en la investigación, Sec. Research, CABA, 2013 Nacional de Salud, Minist Salud, Cuba, 2018