Our work

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Research

Carrying out medical research projects is a clear priority for the Prolepsis Institute. Responding to the infrastructure and technical support deficits in the field of medical research in Greece, Prolepsis offers consultancy services on the organization and methodology of research to junior scientists, health professionals as well as researchers employed by the industry (pharmaceutical, food production, e.t.c.).

Epidemiology

  • population morbidity/mortality studies
  • research on the role of risk factors on the development of diseases

Clinical Research

  • clinical studies
  • randomized clinical trials
  • consultancy services regarding the organization and the implementation of studies

Evaluation

  • quality assurance studies and evaluation of health care services and research services
  • scientific evaluation of the methodology applied and the statistical analysis

Indicatively, we refer to the following studies implemented by our staff that relate to:

  • the impact of a school food aid program (The DIATROFI Program) on household food insecurity
    • the influence of a school-based intervention program regarding adherence to a healthy diet in children and adolescents of disadvantaged areas in Greece
    • the role of olive oil, and diet in general, on the prevention of malignancies and rheumatoid arthritis (Greek Ministry of Health)
    • oral exposure to hexavalent chromium through drinking water and urologic morbidity in an industrial area of Greece
  • the role of the influenza virus on the development of brain tumors in children (European Union)
  • the role of collagen IX tryptophan polymorphisms in the development of intervertebral disc disease (Harvard University, "Ygeia" Hospital)
  • follow-up of patients with lymphoma (National Cancer Institute, USA)
  • the etiology of leukemia and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (National Cancer Institute, USA).

Prevention

The Institute Prolepsis has long experience in the organization and application of preventive medicine and public health programs. Τhe Institute is active in both the field of screening and the field of health promotion. In addition, Prolepsis provides consultancy services for the design, application and the scientific monitoring of these programs.

Education

Prolepsis Institute aims at the dissemination and promotion of knowledge on medical research and preventive medicine. Therefore, Prolepsis supports young health professionals, students and scientists working in these fields.

In addition, either independently or in collaboration with universities and scientific bodies in Greece and abroad, the Institute organizes scientific meetings, seminars and conferences on subjects related to research methodology and preventive medicine both for health professionals and for the general public.

Furthermore, the Institute offers internship opportunities to young physicians and professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and high school students, helping them to gain hands-on experience on public health.

Advocacy

Advocacy and awareness-raising actions that promote public health issues, while highlighting issues that threaten the physical and mental health of citizens and aggravate health inequalities is a priority of Prolepsis.

Our actions aim to alleviate health inequalities and contribute to the prevention of poverty and social exclusion. They advocate for public health and offer expertise, research, as well as guidelines and tools to policy makers. They often trigger the state to adopt similar initiatives, such as the recent example of the Program DIATROFI that contributed to the adoption of a public school meal program by the Governement.

Humanitarian Actions

The Prolepsis Institute pursuing a wide range of interventions in the field of public health has developed a humanitarian agenda aiming at combating poverty and social exclusion through health promotion actions aiming at vulnerable groups such as children, women, refugees, immigrants, minorities and detained.

Work with us

We can work together on initiatives that have a positive impact for society.
 

Along with foundations, organizations and companies we design and implement health promotion programs and actions, as well as social corporate responsibility initiatives that have a positive impact for society.

Find more information about our work and contact us to work together on initiatives that will improve the health and the quality of life of our fellow citizens and the communities.

Over the years, Prolepsis has collaborated with numerous organizations and companies, in Greece and internationally. Find more about our collaborations here.