Last April, our colleague and researcher Jenifer Palomo travelled to the Dutch city of Nimega (Nijmegen) to start the international stay that will allow her to obtain her doctorate with European mention. This stay will last three months and she will carry it out at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior of Radboud University, a research centre devoted to understanding the mechanical foundations of cognition and human behaviour in health and disease.
Throughout these months, the psychologist and future doctor will complement her training and research experience by providing added value to her thesis focused on the cognitive function of type 2 diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathic pain. She will do it under the supervision of Joukje Oosterman, a researcher specialized in cognitive aging and the creator of the first research group on “pain in impaired cognition” in the Netherlands.
In addition, this experience will allow her to be in contact with more than 600 researchers, from 35 different countries, who work at the Donders Institute with the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the brain, cognition and behavior sciences through research.
Undoubtedly, these months will be the most enriching for our colleague who, once the stay is over, will return to the Observatory of Pain where she will be able to share her experience, learning and knowledge acquired in the field of chronic pain with the entire team.