In 2022, the REFiT Aging Group (attached to the VHIR and integrated by researchers from Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili), was re-accredited by the AGAUR as a Consolidated SGR. Aida Ribera joined as Coordinator, and an Administrator figure was created. We obtained 3 new fundings, via PI-AES of the ISCiii (IP: A. Ribera), on PROMS/PREMs in home hospitalization, Bcn Ciència Young investigator award (IP: LM. Pérez), on urban environment and healthy aging, and PERIS (IP: S. Baró, IMIM), to scale up the active aging program +AGIL. REFiT published 25 papers. Cristina Udina completed her doctorate in optics, brain function and mobility. As a direct impact on society, the +AGIL program contributed to the public deployment of physiotherapists in primary care and a Geriatric Home Hospitalization model was recognized by the Catalan Health Department. Finally, an innovation line was started and REFiT, with other public and private entities, promoted the BALL aging Living Lab.

Group Leader
Marco Inzitari

Principal Investigator (PI)
Aida Ribera Solé, Ana Maria de Andrés Lázaro, Laura Mónica Pérez Bazán

Carmina Castellano Tejedor, Dani Sevilla Sánchez, Laura Mónica Pérez Bazán, Neus Gual Tarrada, Cristina Udina Argilaga, Oriol Miralles Resina, Marta Molins Saurí, Alessandro Morandi

PhD Students
Cristina Arnal Carda, Joan Ars Ricart, Lorena Villa García, Luis Ignacio Soto Bagaria

Nursing and Technical Staff
Miriam Mota Foix, Paula Espí Vallbé, Miriam Colominas Callejas










Udina C, Avtzi S, Mota-Foix M, Rosso AL, Ars J, Kobayashi Frisk L, Gregori-Pla C, Durduran T, Inzitari M
Dual-task related frontal cerebral blood flow changes in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A functional diffuse correlation spectroscopy study
Front Aging Neurosci. 2022 Dec 20;14:958656
DOI: doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2022.958656
IF: 5.702

Inzitari M, Arnal C, Ribera A, Hendry A, Cesari M, Roca S, Pérez LM
Comprehensive Geriatric Hospital at Home: Adaptation to Referral and Case-Mix Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2023 Jan;24(1):3-9.e1
DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.11.003
IF: 7.424

Castellano-Tejedor C, Pérez LM, Soto-Bagaria L, Risco E, Mazo MV, Gómez A, Salvador D, Yanguas J, Enfedaque MB, Morandi A, Font M, Davey V, Inzitari M
Correlates to psychological distress in frail older community-dwellers undergoing lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic
BMC Geriatr. 2022 Jun 23;22(1):516
DOI: doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-03072-w
IF: 4.07

Morandi A, Gual N, Cesari M, Mota M, Buttò V, Gentile S, Balestreri G, Camussi A, Platto C, Roig T, de Andrés AM, Bellelli G, Inzitari M
Geriatric syndromes and functions in older adults with COVID-19 hospitalized in sub-acute care: a multicenter study
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2023 Jan;35(1):221-226
DOI: doi: 10.1007/s40520-022-02264-z
IF: 4.481

Olaso-Gonzalez G, Inzitari M, Bellelli G, Morandi A, Barcons N, Viña J
Impact of supplementation with vitamins B6 , B12 , and/or folic acid on the reduction of homocysteine levels in patients with mild cognitive impairment: A systematic review
IUBMB Life. 2022 Jan;74(1):74-84
DOI: doi: 10.1002/iub.2507
IF: 3.885

Retinal and cognitive dysfunction in type 2 diabetes: unraveling the common pathways and identification of patients at risk of dementia-RECOGNISED Project (H2020)
Principal Investigator: Rafael Simó Canonge
Agency: European Commission Horizon 2020
Funding: 5,998,272.50€
Period: 2020-2023

Impacte de una intervenció multidisciplinar basada en la revisió centrada en la persona en pacients institucionalitzats
Principal Investigator: Ana Maria de Andrés
Agency: Col.legi de Farmacèutics de Barcelona
Funding: 9.000 €
Period: 2021-2022

+AGIL Barcelona: atención integrada para personas mayores frágiles que viven en la comunidad
Principal Investigator: Sònia Baró
Agency: PERIS
Funding: 199,033.06 €
Period: 2022-2024

PeRsonalizing the approach to the Oncologic Frail Individual through Tailored assessment and intervention (PROFIT study)
Principal Investigator: Marco Inzitari
Agency: AECC, PROYE20075INZI – Proyectos Estratégicos AECC 2020
Funding: 298,500 €
Period: 2021-2023

Estabilitat cerebral pre-frontal, discapacitat i envelliment: El projecte FRONT STAGE
Principal Investigator: Marco Inzitari
Agency: Instituto de salud Carlos III
Funding: 123,420 €
Period: 2020-2022