Our Team

Inês Zimbarra Cabrita

Ph.D. | Chief Operations Officer

Inês holds a Ph.D in Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London (2014). She has graduated at the Lisbon School of Health Technology, obtaining a BSc degree in Cardiopneumology (2001), after which she obtained a Masters in Medical Imaging Ultrasound (2006) and later completed a 2-years Master focused on Monitoring, Quality and Statistics at University of Ferrara, Italy (2016).

Rita Carilho Torrão

Ph.D. | Scientific Affairs Specialist

Rita holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Aston University, Birmingham, UK (2017) and a MSc in Biochemistry from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2009). Rita has been focused on translational research, in particular within the immunology area. More recently, she has worked as Communication Manager and Solutions Analyst at Patient Innovation.

Catarina Sousa

M.D. | Medical Advisor

Catarina graduated in the School of Medicine of Lisbon where she obtained her medical degree in 2004. In 2006 she started her Cardiology residency at Hospital Pulido Valente. Her training included a rotation in the Intensive Care Unit, at Saint Thomas’ Hospital and at the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Royal Brompton Hospital, in London. She is also an invited assistant at Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa. She is currently undertaking a PhD programme in Cardiovascular Sciences at the School of Medicine of Lisbon.

Carolina Costa

M.Sc. | Clinical Trial Assistant / Clinical Research Associate

Carolina graduated in BSc of Biotechnology at Beira Interior University in 2013. In 2015, she obtained her MSc also in biotechnology area, specifically in Mitochondrial Genetic Therapy. In 2017, she attended a course in Clinical Trials Monitoring and later, in 2018, she joined CETERA team as a CTA/CRA trainee.

Catarina Soares

B.Sc. | Clinical Trial Assistant

Catarina is graduated in Biomedical Sciences by the University of Aveiro in 2019. At the moment, she is taking her Masters in Regulation and Evaluation of Medicines and Health Products in Lisbon University. In February 2020, she integrated CETERA's team as Clinical Trial Assistant.

Elisabete Apolinário

Executive Assistant | Financial Assistant

Elisabete completed in 2016 her Technical and Administrative certification at Citeforma, official School Center for accreditation in professional competences. She's accredited for all administrative tasks such as human resources management, purchases and inventory maintenance, accounting among others. She is also certified in Good Clinical Practice. Nowadays, she is taking her master's degree (MBA) in Corporate Direction and Administration with specialisation in Health Management in an international university (Universidad Nebrija - IMF Business School).

Mónica Coutinho

M.Sc. | Clinical Trial Assistant Trainee

Mónica graduated at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Universidade de Lisboa, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in December 2018. She developed her master thesis at Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, at the Division of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology. Recently, in July 2020, she integrated CETERA's team as Clinical Trial Assistant Trainee.

Susana Silva

M.Sc. | Clinical Research Associate

Susana graduated in the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), where she obtained her BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2013. Later, in 2015, she got her Master degree in Biomedical Technology also in IPB. Since 2016, Susana is working at the Cardiovascular Research Support Department (GAIC) as a Study Coordinator. In 2017, Susana integrated the CETERA team as Clinical Research Associate.

Tiago Martins

M.Sc. | Clinical Trial Assistant

Tiago graduated in the Lisbon School of Health Technology – Politécnico de Lisboa, where he obtained a Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition in 2009. Since then Tiago has been working in the clinical field, where he has participated in several national and international clinical research projects. In 2019, obtained his MSc in Metabolic Diseases and Eating Behaviour from the Lisbon School of Medicine. In October 2019, Tiago joined CETERA team as Clinical Trial Assistant.