Postgraduate Program for Bio-Behavioral Integrative Medicine (UBBMed)

 

Vision & Mission: To use a complex bio-psycho-social model, based on personalized and evidence-based frameworks, in the context of big data approaches, to guide research, training (postgraduate/continuous education), and applications in human health.

General Structure: At this moment, the Program works as a framework for three clinical-research sections in the Program: (1) Mental Health; (2) Internal Medicine/Cancer (e.g., Psychosomatics); and (3) Public Health. A Biomedical Engineering/Technology section is also developed within the program, important in itself and as a support for the three clinical sections. There are also two transversal sections: (1) Big Data & Bioinformatics and (2) BioMedical Ethics/Social Medicine & Health. A Miscellaneous section includes aspects that are more specific and/or in an incipient phase of development.

  • Strategic coordinator: The Executive Board of the UBB Council of Administration
  • Executive coordinators: Professor, PhD, Marko Balint & Professor, PhD, Dan Lazăr
    • Address: No. 9 Clinicilor St., Cluj-Napoca; Contact: marko.balint@ubbcluj.ro

Section I: Psychology & Psychiatry - Mental Health (UBBMed-Psy)

Coordinators: Professor, PhD, Anca Dobrean (psychology) & Adjunct Researcher, MD, PhD, Andreea Robe (psychiatry)

  • Contact: ancadobrean@psychology.ro

Board of the Section

  • The Board, composed of psychologists and psychiatrists proposed by the coordinators, will be the main decision body of the Section.

Major Academic Units 

  • BrainQ Institute  
    • 3 and 7 Tesla MRI technologies for humans
    • 7 and 14 Tesla MRI technologies for animal and tissue studies
  • International Institute for Psychotherapy
    • State of the art virtual/mixed realities and EEG technologies
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Unit
  • One BSc program (i.e., cognitive science) and three MSc programs (i.e., clinical psychology/psychotherapy/clinical public health psychology) are associated to the Section, together with specific doctoral research.

Major Clinical Units

Section II: Internal Medicine & Oncology/Cancer (Psychosmatics) (UBBMed-G)

Coordinators: Professor, PhD, Manuela Banciu (biology) & Researcher, MD, PhD, Cristina Pojoga (medicine – internal medicine/gastroenterology)

  • Contact: manuela.banciu@ubbcluj.ro or cristinapojoga@yahoo.com

Board of the Section

  • The Board, composed of specialists proposed by the coordinators, will be the main decision body of the Section.

Major Academic Units

Major Clinical Units

  • Partners - Public/private hospitals – clinical units

Section III – Public Health & Policy (UBBMed-PublicH )

Coordinator: Professor, MD, PhD, Marius Ungureanu (public health)

  • Contact: marius.ungureanu@ubbcluj.ro

Board of the Section

  • The Board, composed of medical and non-medical specialists proposed by the coordinator, will be the main decision body of the Section.

Major Academic Units

 Major Clinical Units

  • Partners - Public/private hospitals – clinical units

 Section IV – Biomedical Engineering/Technology (UBBMed-Tech)

  • Coordinators: Professor, PhD, Lucian Baia (physics-engineering) & Professor, PhD, Gilbert Gillich (engineering)
    • Contact: lucian.baia@ubbcluj.ro / gilbert.gillich@ubbcluj.ro
  • Medical physics (Associate professor, PhD, Balint Zoltan)
  • Clinical-medicinal chemistry (Professor PhD, Gabriela Nemeș & Professor, PhD, Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu/)
  • Clinical biology - laboratories (Senior assistant professor, PhD, Alina Sesărman)
  • Kinetotherapy (Professor, PhD, Dumitru Rareș Ciocoi-Pop)
  • BSc/MSc programs and specific doctoral research are associated to the Section.

Section V – Transversal Approaches (UBBMed-T)

V.1. Big Data & Bioinformatics

  • Coordinators: Professor, PhD, Anca Andreica (computer science) and Professor, PhD, Horia Banciu (bioinformatics/biostatistics)
    • Contacts: anca.andreica@ubbcluj.ro or horia.banciu@ubbcluj.ro
  • UBB Supercomputer and its associated master program co-created with the German company Bosch
  • BSc/MSc programs and specific doctoral research are associated to the Section. A new MSc will start in 2023 in Bioinformatics.

V.2. Biomedical Ethics/Social Medicine & Health

  • Coordinator: Associate professor, PhD, Dégi László Csaba (social work/sociology)
    • Contact: laszlo.degi@ubbcluj.ro

Section VI – Miscellaneous (UBBMed-M)

  • Coordinator: Professor, PhD, Markó Bálint
    • Contact: marko.balint@ubbcluj.ro
  • Health economics (Associate professor, PhD, Levente Szasz - economist)
  • Medical art

Note: Each of these components can become a specific section in the future, based on its more complex development.

General notes