In addition to the hospital's clinical and care-related activity, the Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital Health Research Institute has an established record of commitment to research and teaching.

Health care, research, and teaching are the three pillars that guide the work carried out in the Institute (IIS—FJD, UAM), whose goal it is to drive excellence in research, scientific and technological understanding, and teaching and training. This mission informs the Institute's strategy, striving to bring advancement and research to clinical practice in the most efficient way possible.

Members of the IIS—FJD, UAM work within the facilities of the hospital and are comprised of researchers, fellows, auxiliary personnel, and administrative staff.

The IIS—FJD, UAM is made up of research and teaching staff of the FJD university hospital as well as their counterparts affiliated with the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Recent additions to this team include researchers at the Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena (HIE) following their certification by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) as well as two groups of collaborators attached to the Research Center for Energy, Environment, and Technology (CIEMAT) and the Rey Juan Carlos University. This group makes up the core team of the Institute, which focuses its efforts on basic, clinical, epidemiological and health-services research.

Working within the region's public-health framework, this area works under close relationships with the Medical School and School of Nursing of the UAM This link opens in a popup window and is a long-term partner of different research groups in the UAM This link opens in a popup window.

The Institute derives its teaching expertise from the hospital's many years of success in educational initiatives. Indeed, the Fundación Jiménez Díaz, itself a teaching hospital of the UAM, has trained students on the undergraduate, graduate, and specialist levels since 1970.

In addition, the University Nursing School of the Fundación Jiménez Díaz-UAM is an affiliate of the UAM This link opens in a popup window, thanks to the agreement signed between the two institutions on December 13, 1999.

A close partnership also exists with the Fundación Conchita Rábago. The Fundación Conchita Rábago supports research training in the form of doctoral-level funding and study grants so that researchers may spend time in prestigious research institutions abroad, thus adding to the critical mass of the IIS—FJD, UAM.

  • 1935
    The Instituto de Investigaciones Clínicas y Médicas is founded by Carlos Jiménez Díaz
  • February 13, 1955
    The Clínica de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción opens its doors
  • 1964
    The Fundación Jiménez Díaz (FJD) is founded, joining the Asociación Protectora and the Instituto de Investigaciones Clínicas y Médicas into one institution
  • 1970
    The FJD becomes an affiliate of the UAM Medical School
  • 1994
    Agreement reached between the UAM and the FJD to use the FJD medical facilities for research and university-level teaching
  • 2009
    The UAM and the FJD sign an agreement creating the IIS—FJD, UAM
  • December 16, 2010
    Ms. Cristina Garmendia, the Minister of Science and Innovation, signs the ministerial order granting official certification to the Institute
  • January 2013

The Instituto de Salud Carlos III grants approval for accredited researchers working in two IDCsalud hospitals to form part of the Institute: Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena (HIE) and Hospital Rey Juan Carlos (HRJC). Alongside these new additions, three new groups affiliated with the UAM and two teams belonging to the CIEMAT and the Rey Juan Carlos University are included in the Institute as collaborator groups.

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Carmen Ayuso (Scientific Director).

Chief of the Fundación Jiménez Díaz Genetics Service

The FJD and UAM join forces in the effort to produce excellent biomedical research and minimize the barriers between the bench and bedside