Department of Psychiatry
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International projects

Home Harbor” (Domowa Przystań). European Social Fund Operational Programme - Knowledge Education Development 2017 – 2020. Action: 4.3. Transnational cooperation co-financed from the European Social Fund.

The main objective of the project is to improve the quality and broaden the offer of health and social services provided at Day-Care Centers by transfer, adaptation and implementation  a new support model for Day-Care Centers and their families and / or carers in the place of residence, thanks to cooperation with transnational and national partners.

The project is implemented in the Partnership by:
- Municipality of Wrocław - Project leader, on behalf of which the project is implemented by the Municipal Social Services Center in Wrocław
- Wroclaw Medical University - National partner of the project
- Azienda Pubblica Di Servizi Alla Persona Citta Di Bologna - Transnational partner of the project

Team of experts: prof. Joanna Rymaszewska, MD Elżbieta Trypka, MA Katarzyna Urbańska, MD Justyna Mazurek, MD Dorota Szcześniak
A member of the steering committee: MD Renata Wallner

National research projects

Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education no. DI2016012046 "Diamond grant"
Polymorphism of CYP 2D6 and CYP 1A2 and the efficacy and tolerance of duloxetine in the treatment of depression
Project manager: Julian Maciaszek (student 6 year medicine)
Supervisor: dr hab. Tomasz Pawłowski
Performers: Julian Maciaszek, dr hab. Tomasz Pawłowski, dr Tomasz Hadryś, Marta Machowska
Duration: 2017 - 2020

Grant of National Science Center no. 2016/21 / B / HS6 / 03210
Interaction between trauma, personality and cognitive functions as a predictor of increased psychosis development in the population aged 18-35. Prospective study.
Grant carried out by the Consortium: Wroclaw (dr hab. Dorota Frydecka), Warsaw (dr Łukasz Gawęda) and Krakow (dr hab Andrzej Cechnicki)
Project manager: dr Łukasz Gawęda
Duration: 2016 - 2019

Grant of National Science Center no. 2015/17 / B / NZ7-02963 (internal number OPUS.E220.16.001)
Hidden brain ischemia as an early marker of development of dementia - retro- and prospective assessment in a Polish cohort study (PURE Mind).

The project aims to detect and assess the occurrence of concealed brain ischaemia in a group of Polish citizens between 40 and 60 years of age. The results of the study will allow the development of a model that takes into account environmental, individual and clinical risk factors for the development of dementia.

Project manager: prof. dr hab. Andrzej Szuba
dr. Katarzyna Połtyn-Zaradna,
prof. dr hab. Joanna Rymaszewska,
prof. dr hab. Marek Sąsiadek,
dr hab. Katarzyna Zatońska,
dr hab. Tomasz Zatoński,
dr hab. Anna Zimny
dr Dorota Szcześniak et al.

Grant of National Science Center no. 2015/17 / N / NZ5 / 00148 (internal number PREL.C230.16.002)
Prader-Willi syndrome as a neurodevelopmental model of research on the concept of immunological-inflammatory psychotic disorders.
Project manager: lek. Maja Krefft
Duration: 2016 - 2018

Grant of Foundation for Polish Science: INTER program (internal number Gr-7 / FNP / 2015)
The SKILLS project co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund Operational Program Human Capital (hereinafter HC OP). Action 4.2 "Development of personnel qualifications for the R & D system and increased awareness of the role of science in economic development"
Interaction between processes of implicit and explicit information processing in psychotic disorders: research with regard to genetic, behavioral and neuropsychological data using mathematical computational models and artificial neural networks
Project manager: dr hab. Dorota Frydecka
Duration: 2015 - 2018

Grant of National Science Center no. 2013/11 / D / HS6 / 04619 (internal number GR-810 / NCN / 2014)
The importance of instruction in learning on the basis of reinforcements in schizophrenia: research using genetic data, behavioral and mathematical models and artificial neural networks.
Project manager: dr hab. Dorota Frydecka
Duration: 2014 - 2018

University research projects

Grant no. STM.C230.17.043
Assessment of the emotional effect of memory enhancement in patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Head: prof. Joanna Rymaszewska
Researchers: lek. Tomasz Wieczorek, lek. Aleksander Łaba
Duration: 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2018

Grant no. STM.C230.17.041
Study of the relationship between aggression and autoimmunity and emotional intelligence and polymorphism of COMT VAl S8Met and DRD2 rs6277 genes in adolescents diagnosed with behavioral disorders.
Head: prof. Joanna Rymaszewska
Researcher: Joanna Halicka MA
Duration: 2017 - 2019

Grant no. ST.C230.16.088
Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, self-harm and body modification in people with personality disorder.
The purpose of the study:
- assessment of the frequency of coexistence in life and the severity of the obsessive-compulsive disorder among day patients in the Department of Psychiatry, SPSK No. 1 in Wroclaw and the Clinical Department of DCZP in Wrocław, with simultaneous comparison of individual personality types
Head: dr hab. Przemysław Pacan
The composition of the research team: dr hab. Krzysztof Małyszczak, dr Tomasz Hadryś, prof. dr hab. Jacek Szepietowski, dr hab.  Adam Reich
Duration: 2016 - 2019

Grant no. ST.C230.16.087
Immunomodulatory and antiviral properties of Ginkgo biloba extract in human leukocyte, microglia and neuron models. Possibilities of wider application in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Aim of the study: demonstration of beneficial effects of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) on selected immunological and infectious agents associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
Head: prof. dr hab. n. med. Jerzy Leszek
The composition of the research team: dr Marta Sochocka, eng. Dominika Pilichowska
Duration: 2016 - 2018

Grant no. ST.C230.15.074 (ST-971)

Assessment of cognitive functions in patients with a diagnosis of severe mental disorders.
The objectives of the study:
- indication of the pattern of cognitive disorders typical for individual severe mental disorders (SMI),
- determination of the relationship between disorders in particular domains of cognitive functioning and the clinical course and pharmacological treatment of SMI,
- indication of cognitive dysfunctions characteristic for individual clinical stages of SMI,
- validation of new tools for the diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in SMI in the Polish population.
Head: prof. dr hab. n. med. Joanna Rymaszewska
The composition of the research team: dr hab. Dorota Frydecka, dr Błażej Misiak, mgr Kamila Kotowicz
Duration: 2015 - 2018

Grant no. ST.C230.14.079 (ST-842)
Cognitive functions and exposure to extremely low temperatures.
The objectives of the study:
- assessment of changes in cognitive functions and well-being under the influence of extremely low temperatures and potential possibilities of preventive and therapeutic actions in the initial stages of cognitive deterioration,
- obtaining new knowledge regarding the effects of low temperatures on cognitive functions,
- development of a Polish version of a new tool for studying cognitive functions.
Head: prof. Joanna Rymaszewska
The composition of the research team: dr Dorota Szcześniak, dr Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz
Duration: 2014 - 2018