ISGlobal and HSJD hospital receive a Daniel Bravo Foundation Research Grant to investigate on Kawasaki disease.
In 2015, the Daniel Bravo Andreu Foundation launched the first call for the Daniel Bravo Projects in paediatric research, which aim to foster collaborative research between clinical groups (which have direct contact with patients) and basic research groups, focusing on unmet medical needs in children through 16 years of age and under. In the first call (http://www.fundaciodanielbravo.org/en/projectes-daniel-bravo/), collaborative research was awarded between IC3 (now ISGlobal) and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, led by researchers Xavier Rodó and Jordi Anton. The project aims to discover the etiological agent of Kawasaki disease, to advance understanding of its epidemiology and to create an early warning system to anticipate periods of increased incidence. The project is now on the termination stage after three years, with many new results awaiting immediate disclosure.