Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Long-lasting effects of weight-loss surgeries analyzed

Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) can safely lead to sustained weight loss in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patients, a meta-analysis shows. “It may indeed be time to take a new look at MBS for patients with PWS,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Metabolic and bariatric surgery for obesity…

Behavioral Training Study Seeks Caregivers of PWS Children

A new study is looking for participants to assess the impact of a behavioral training program for caregivers of children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The training program, led by Kasey Bedard, PhD, at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will be conducted virtually by Zoom and Qualtrics, according to…