We are the representatives of all sick children and we make sure of tailoring everything to facilitate their understanding.
I am 16 years old and I am on my 2nd year of Bachelor in the field of Science, in Colegio SIL.
Marta Botanch Fernández
By participating in KIDS Barcelona I feel happy to contribute in the promotion and improvement of the clinical research process for children.
I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd year of my Bachelor’s degree in the field of Health Science.
Júlia Caballé Lluís
Being part of KIDS Barcelona allowed me to share experiences with colleagues that have other pathologies, triggering my scientific interest and discovering my professional path.
I am 15 years old. I am on my 4th High School year in Ausiàs March Institut. I do synchronized swimming in CN Joan Pelegrí and in CE Meditarri, and compete in championships within Spain and Catalonia.
Anna Calpe González
We are trained to understand the medical profession and to be able to show the perspective that we, children and teenagers, healthy or sick, have about its clinical practice.
I am 15 years old. I am on my 4th High School year in Inmaculada Concepción de Horta College. I am studying to obtain the First Certificate in English.
Marta Carnero Valverde
KIDS Barcelona is a great opportunity to acquire new scientific knowledge and, with little contributions, we try to solve real problems of children and teenagers of our age.
I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd year of Science Bachelor Degree in Col·legi Montserrat and on my 5th year of Piano Degree in Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona.
Camille Gonzálvez Ramírez
Member of the communication commission
The most important thing I have learned by being part of KIDS Barcelona is that I have gained awareness about pediatric research needs.
I am 17 years old. I am in my 2nd Bachelor’s year in Liceo Francés. I am very motivated about contents related with science and research ethics.
Félix Junquera Tejeda
Being part of KIDS Barcelona is a privilege, an honor, a unique experience. Having the opportunity to give my opinion about clinical pediatric research, collaborate and share information in an international level with other KIDS groups, and see how this work contributes to the welfare and clinical improvement of the youngest, allows me to appreciate the importance of our work.
I am 16 years old. I am on my 1st year of Spanish Scientific Bachelor in cooperation with the Dual American Program in FEDAC College. I am passionate about biology and my main hobbies are playing the piano, travelling and learning foreigner languages.
Lidia Martínez Dalmau
The mission of the Hospital speaks for itself. The urge and interest to improve also do. It is a pleasure to collaborate in such an exciting project, which in addition is greatly dedicated to patients’ health.
I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd year of Bachelor in Health Science. Biomedicine and general medicine are subjects that I love.
Marc Mora i Fusté
I had never thought about the possibility of helping a severe sick patient with my same age. The KIDS group provides us with this wonderful opportunity, and it always has work and dedication as ultimate landmarks to conduct a project that will make clinical trials more bearable to the patient.
I am 15 years old and I am on my 1st course of International Bachelor in Oak House School. My parents are doctors and biomedical research as well as medicine itself are appealing to me.
Ona Orduña Claverol
KIDS Barcelona is a very interesting initiative that provides awareness about children’s diseases.
I am 13 years old and I am one of the youngest members of KIDS Barcelona. I am on my 2nd year of Secondary School.
Laia Pérez Pucurull
Member of the Communication Commission
It is important that kids have a voice in a children’s hospital, since the treatments that are being studied are ultimately for them.
I am 16 years old. I am on my 1st year of Bachelor in Instituto de Educación Secundaria Joan Boscà.
Marc Puig i Mas
Being part of KIDS Barcelona makes me feel fulfilled. I think that I am gaining useful knowledge and that, hopefully, I will be able to help the other kids.
I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd Bachelor year (Social Sciences) in Escuela CIC de Barcelona.
Victòria Quinson Verger
Children and teenagers of today can make little contributions to the progress of research in pediatric diseases.
I am 13 years old. I am on my 2nd year of High School.
Sergi Torres Martínez
Helping other kids, when you personally believe that you can do it, is what makes you different from the rest.
I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd year of Motor Vehicles Electromechanical Degree in Escola Salesians de Sarrià.
Clara Vilalta Roca
Participating in KIDS Barcelona allows teenagers to have a voice within the pediatric research.
I am 13 years old. I am on my 2nd year of High School in Institut Montserrat.
Kids Barcelona - Senior members
Daniel Blas Buch
Different people with a common goal can achieve whatever they want, despite of the adversities that might come along… that is the potential of KIDS Barcelona.
I am studying Chemistry in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I am passionate about sports, music and my friends.
Xavier Campmany de Arquer
I hope that my work was like a helping hand for the doctors’ path in the pediatric medicine.
I am studying Philosophy and Theology in Universidad de Navarra, which is not very common nowadays among young people. I took my Bachelor Degree in Viaró College. I like reading, sports and listening to music.
I am very happy and proud to be part of KIDS Barcelona's first edition, and to do everything possible to help and to give new ideas.
I am on my 4th year of Secondary School in Escola Montclar de Igualada. My hobbies are writing and studying English.
Direction and coordination team
Emili Bargalló i Angerri
Director of Fundació Sant Joan de Déu
Children and adults deserve the same opportunities concerning biomedical research and development of new therapeutic options. KIDS Barcelona allows young people to have a voice, while simultaneously includes their perspective and needs in all the phases of the study of new therapeutic options. That benefits all agents involved.
Graduate in Business Administration. MBA.
Joana Claverol Torres
Coordinator of Clinical Research Unit. KIDS Barcelona Coordinator.
KIDS is an unique project that enables the improvement of our research projects through the commitment and direct involvement of children and patients. We do the projects with them and to them. A clear example that, not only medicine, but also research, should be focused on the patient.
Graduate in Biology. Master in Clinical Trial Monitoring and Master in Pharmaceutical Marketing.
Begonya Nafria Escalera
Patient Advocacy Manager. KIDS Barcelona Coordinator.
Clinical research oriented to pediatric patients needs the figure of the young expert patients, in order to be designed according to their needs and characteristics. KIDS Barcelona is a thrilling project that enables us to satisfy the peculiarities of paediatric population. In Hospital Sant Joan de Déu we can do research along with the patients, thanks to KIDS Barcelona’s devotion and altruistic spirit.
Fellow of EUPATI (European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation). Specialist in eHealth, with wide experience in the field of social networks, virtual communities and patient engagement in clinical research. Degree in Educational Sciences.
Dr. Jaume Pérez Payarols
Director of Innovation, Research and Teaching
The current pediatric research does not make sense without the focus of the patient and family figure in the core of our work. Furthermore, KIDS Barcelona has allowed us to show that young trained patients can have a priceless value in the development of clinical trials.
Graduate in Medicine, with specialty in Pediatric Oncology. Director of Innovation and Research in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona since 2008.
Dr. Jordi Antón López
Coordinator of Pediatric Rheumatology Unit
Research is an attitude. Getting to know and use the scientific method is the best tool to understand the surrounding world and, especially in medicine, understanding the origin of diseases and finding their cure is a must and a privilege.
Pediatrician with specialty in Pediatric Rheumatology in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. Medicine doctor. Associate Professor in Universitat de Barcelona. President of Spanish Pediatric Rheumatology Society.
Dra. Clàudia Fortuny Guasch
Pediatrician with specialty in Infectious Diseases
Dr. Jaume Mora i Graupera
Director of Oncology and Hematology Service
Merely by researching we move forward towards the cure of pediatric diseases. If we are all aware we will be more responsible, and children should also participate in the process.
I did my specialty in Oncology in the US, with two fellowships in New York Hospital Weill Cornell University and in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). I have published over 75 scientific articles and I am an editor on different scientific magazines. I also collaborate with ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) and SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).