About us

We are a multi-center model of university-based hospitals in Colombia to facilitate clinical, epidemiological, and virological surveillance and research of neurological disorders associated with emerging infections.

We believe the findings of this project will have a major public health impact and will address important questions related to viral diversity and impact on disease severity, information needed for understanding disease pathogenesis, management and vaccine development.

This project will also contribute to building up capacity in Colombia by investing in clinical and translational research to better characterize neurological complications of emerging viral diseases.

Our aims

the model

To use the NEAS model to establish a sustainable approach for assessment of acute neuroinflammatory disorders such as GBS and encephalitis-myelitis and determine the role of emergent infections in the development of such complications. 

the latest technology

To implement state of the art technologies to improve the diagnosis of emerging pathogens in the onset of acute neuroinflammatory disorders.

The Training programs

To establish a training program that enhances Colombian researchers competences in the use of next generation molecular & immunological techniques, and computational biological approaches in metagenomics & pathogen discovery studies.

Our team

We are an ever growing network led by Carlos, Beatriz and Lyda with over +20 multidisciplinary specialists over 14 different nodes.

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BEATRIZ PARRA PATIÑO, PhD
Professor of Virology

Universidad del Valle
Cali, Colombia
CARLOS PARDO VILLAMIZAR, MD
Professor of Neurology and Pathology

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, USA
LYDA OSORIO AMAYA, MD PhD
Professor of Epidemiology

Universidad del Valle
Cali, Colombia
PAULA V. BARRERAS CORTÉS
Neurologist and Clinical Fellow
 
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, USA
SUSANA C. DOMÍNGUEZ PEÑUELA
Research Fellow
 
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, USA

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