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1. Name of Research Group:

Research Group on Physical Activity and Health (NuPAF)


2. Year of foundation:

1991


3. Group Leader:

Markus V. Nahas, PhD


4. Main Research Areas:

Health-related physical activity and fitness; Epidemiology of Physical Activity; Healthy lifestyle and quality of life promotion


5. Address:

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina- UFSC / Centro de Desportos

Campus Universitário – Trindade

88040-900 Florianópolis, SC


6. Email:


7. Internet:

www.nupaf.ufsc.br

8. Brief description of Research Group’s activities and achievements

The Research Group on Physical Activity and Health (NuPAF) was founded in 1991 with the purpose of designing and conducting research projects, training undergraduate and graduate students in the research process, and serve as a consulting group in the area of health-related physical activity and fitness.

Since 1993, NuPAF has been registered in the CNPq Directory of Research Groups in Brazil. Several research projects have been funded and developed with success, with the involvement of senior researchers, students and technicians from several health professions, mainly Physical Education and Nutrition majors.

In 1997, NuPAF started the Brazilian Congress on Physical Education and Health, which grew to become one of the main scientific events in the area in Brazil. From 2009, the Congress became the official event of the Brazilian Society of Physical Activity and Health (www.sbafs.org.br).

This research group has been the foundation for the Physical Education Graduate Program (master and doctoral levels) at UFSC in the area of health-related physical activity.

A significant number of scientific publications has been produced – theses and dissertations, journal articles, books, conference papers and abstracts.

In the service area, the group has served as a consulting resource for surveys and programs development for SESI (Social Service of Industries in Brazil), in the areas of active leisure and health promotion.

In 2005, the Group received a grant from an international consortium – ILSI/CDC/OPAS – to develop an intervention study (Saúde na Boa) in Brazilian high schools to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

9. Human resources:

Research Staff

Markus Vinicius Nahas – (leader)

Adair da Silva Lopes

Juarez Vieira do Nascimento

Maria Alice Altenburg de Assis

Maria de Fatima da Silva Duarte

Maria Fermínia Luchtemberg De Bem

Students, Technicians

Aldemir Smith Menezes

Carmem Cristina Beck

Elusa Santina Antunes de Oliveira

Fabiola da Silva Aguiar

Fernando Carlos Vinholes Siqueira

Giovâni Firpo Del Duca

Jorge Both

José Cazuza de Farias Júnior

Kelly Samara da Silva

Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia

Marcius de Almeida Gomes

Ricardo Amboni

Thiago Ferreira de Sousa

Technician

Joaquim Felipe de Jesus

1. Name of Research Group:

Research Group on Physical Activity and Health (NuPAF)


2. Year of foundation:

1991


3. Group Leader:

Kelly Samara da Silva, PhD


4. Main Research Areas:

Health-related physical activity and fitness; Epidemiology of Physical Activity; Healthy lifestyle and quality of life promotion


5. Address:

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina- UFSC / Centro de Desportos

Campus Universitário – Trindade

88040-900 Florianópolis, SC


6. Email:


7. Internet:

www.nupaf.ufsc.br

8. Brief description of Research Group’s activities and achievements

The Research Group on Physical Activity and Health (NuPAF) was founded in 1991 with the purpose of designing and conducting research projects, training undergraduate and graduate students in the research process, and serve as a consulting group in the area of health-related physical activity and fitness.

Since 1993, NuPAF has been registered in the CNPq Directory of Research Groups in Brazil. Several research projects have been funded and developed with success, with the involvement of senior researchers, students and technicians from several health professions, mainly Physical Education and Nutrition majors.

In 1997, NuPAF started the Brazilian Congress on Physical Education and Health, which grew to become one of the main scientific events in the area in Brazil. From 2009, the Congress became the official event of the Brazilian Society of Physical Activity and Health (www.sbafs.org.br).

This research group has been the foundation for the Physical Education Graduate Program (master and doctoral levels) at UFSC in the area of health-related physical activity.

A significant number of scientific publications has been produced – theses and dissertations, journal articles, books, conference papers and abstracts.

In the service area, the group has served as a consulting resource for surveys and programs development for SESI (Social Service of Industries in Brazil), in the areas of active leisure and health promotion.

In 2005, the Group received a grant from an international consortium – ILSI/CDC/OPAS – to develop an intervention study (Saúde na Boa) in Brazilian high schools to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

9. Human resources:

Research Staff

  • Dr. Adair da Silva Lopes
  • Dr. Adriano Ferreti Borgatto
  • Dra. Aline Rodrigues Barbosa
  • Dr. Cassiano Ricardo Rech
  • Dr. Giovâni Firpo Del Duca
  • Dr. Juarez Vieira do Nascimento
  • Dr. Jucemar Benedet
  • Dra. Kelly Samara da Silva – (leader)
  • Dra. Maria Alice A. de Assis
  • Dra. Maria Fermínia L. de Bem
  • Dr. Markus V. Nahas
  • Dra. Tania Rosane Bertoldo Benedetti

 

Students, Technicians

  • Alexsander Vieira Guimarães
  • Alexsandra da Silva Bandeira
  • Aline Mendes Gerage
  • Andrée Philippe Pimentel Coutinho
  • Bruno Gonçalves G. da Costa
  • Bruno Morbeck de Queiroz
  • Camila Fabiana Rossi Squarcini
  • Carla Elane Silva dos Santos
  • Cecília Bertuol
  • Geyson Ricardo Zilch
  • Hector Luiz Rodrigues Munaro
  • Jaqueline Aragoni da Silva
  • João de Souza Leal Neto
  • Jucemar Benedet
  • Lays Tomazoni Gripa
  • Lisandra Maria Konrad
  • Luana Peter Hoefelmann
  • Lúcia Midori Damaceno Tonosaki
  • Marcus Vinicius Veber Lopes
  • Marina Christofoletti dos Santos
  • Mônica Costa Silva
  • Pablo Magno da Silveira
  • Simone Teresinha Meurer
  • Sofia Wolker Manta
  • Tayná Iha
  • Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho
  • Vandrize Meneghini