Cohort 
2016

Silvia Kochen, MD, PhD

Neurologist, Clinical Researcher

We need to promote greater physical and social engagement for older people.

Current Work

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.


 

Personal Hero

Jean Bancaud, Juan Azcoaga, Brian Lawlor

Words of Strength

Building health networks

Vision

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.

Strategy

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.

Motivation

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.

Education & Experience

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.

French National Institute of Health and Medical Research
Epilepsy and Neuropsychology
PhD
University of Buenos Aires
Neurology
MD

Awards & Honors

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

2018
Nacional de Salud, Minist Salud, Cuba
2013
Premio a la trayectoria en la investigación, Sec. Research, CABA
2012
Awards from the ILAE Commission on Latin American Affairs
2006
Distinción por el Compromiso con la Salud desde el Hospital Público, Gobierno de la Ciudad Autonoma De Buenos Aires

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