WHO WE ARE

We are a research group in Psychiatry at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Rio Grande do Sul, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Vitor Calegaro. We have developed research on the relationship between psychic trauma and mental disorders, resilience and personality.

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OUR STORY

The line of research began after the Boate Kiss fire, in which 242 people died and more than 600 were injured. At the Santa Maria University Hospital (HUSM), the Integrated Center for Attention to Victims of Accidents (CIAVA) was created to assist people exposed to the fire, and today serves survivors of other traumas. Since then we have been working on this theme, integrating clinical and research. Among the topics under study, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, personality traits, resilience and quality of life are included.

RESPONSIBLE RESEARCHER

Vitor Crestani Calegaro, MD, PhD

Graduated in MEDICINE from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2007). Medical Residency in Psychiatry at the University Hospital of Santa Maria / Federal University of Santa Maria (2013). Master in Health Sciences from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2013). PhD in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2019), with the thesis "The fire of the Kiss nightclub: investigation of the relationship between personality, psychopathology and resilience" . He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the Federal University of Santa Maria. He coordinates the Psychiatry Clinic of the Integrated Center for Attention to Victims of Accidents (CIAVA), at the University Hospital of Santa Maria. He is supervisor of the Medical Residency Program in Psychotherapy (R4) and preceptor of the Medical Residency in Psychiatry, at the Federal University of Santa Maria. He works as a psychiatrist at the Educational Actions Coordination (CAEd / UFSM) providing assistance to the institution's students, and in a private practice at Clínica Mensana, in Santa Maria - RS.

Curriculum lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7984754404665250

Contact: vitor.calegaro@ufsm.br

COLLABORATION

LUCIA HELENA MACHADO FREITAS, MD, PHD

ANDREA FEIJÓ DE MELLO, MD, PHD

CLANDIO MARQUES, PhD

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