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Alexander Augusto de Lima Jorge


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Associate Professor of the Discipline of Endocrinology and Metabology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo and endocrinologist and researcher at the Hospital das Clínicas of FMUSP.I am responsible for the Endocrinology-Genetics Unit (LIM25) and a PI at the Developmental Endocrinology Unit (LIM42). He has worked in pediatric endocrinology and genetics since 1997, being responsible for the outpatient clinics at the Hospital das Clínicas of FMSUP to care for patients with growth disorders and genetic diseases in pediatric endocrinology.Registered Advisor for the Discipline of Endocrinology at FMUSP (CAPES 5). Coordinator of two mandatory subjects of the USP undergraduate Medicine course (Fundamentals and Clinical Bases of Endocrinology and Metabolism) and one optional subject (Molecular Genetics in Clinical Practice). Member of the Course Coordinating Committee (CoC) at FMUSP and representative of the Clinical Medicine department on the Undergraduate Committee.Editorial activities: Member of the editorial board of The Endocrine Review (2016 to 2018) and the Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism (AEM 2015 to 2022). Co-editor of the Brazilian Archives of Endocrinology and Metabology from 2009 to 2014. Curator of the website The Growth Genetic Consortium (2014-2018).Coordinator/Principal researcher of 3 CNPq Universal Projects (475870/2009-3, 473285/2011-8 and 459845/2014-4); 2 regular grants from FAPESP (09/00313-3, 10/19809-6 and 19/16092-8) and a thematic project from FAPESP (13/03236-5 from 2014-2019). Currently coordinating a FAPESP Grant project (2022/10107-6) and FAPESPA aimed at developing a research group in the city of Santarém (PA) focusing on the use of exome and genomic sequencing in the identification of new genes responsible for growth disorders. I am a principal investigator of an international project on the genetic investigation of children with idiopathic short stature (2021-2025).International insertion (highlight): Participation in international consensus meetings: "International Consensus Guideline on Small for Gestational Age (SGA): Etiology and Management from Infancy to Early Adulthood"; "Diagnosis, Genetics, and Therapy of Short Stature in Children: A Growth Hormone Research Society International Perspective" and "First international consensus" on Silver-Russell syndrome. Various international classes. Co-author of book chapters on growth disorders in the Sperling - Pediatric Endocrinology textbook. Regular collaboration with different international groups.Most relevant awards:2020 - César Bergadá Lecture in recognition of excellence, leadership, and outstanding contribution to the field of Pediatric Endocrinology by the Latin American Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (SLEP)2015 - Young Researcher SBEM-SP by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabology (SBEM) (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
Más mutaciones asociadas a la baja estatura 
New mutations linked to short stature 
Una inmersión en las enfermedades genéticas 
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1 / 1   Ongoing research grants
7 / 7   Completed research grants
1 / 1   Ongoing scholarships in Brazil
12 / 6   Completed scholarships in Brazil
1 / 0   Completed scholarships abroad
22 / 15   All research grants and scholarships

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