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13 december 2018

Internal focus

VIDEO: Here are next year's focus areas
The faculty management team has new goals and activities ready for 2019. Internationalisation, external research funding and recruitment are again in focus – but with a twist. Find out more about next year's activities or listen to Dean Lars Bo Nielsen briefly explain them.

Six more years for the vice-dean
Lise Wogensen Bach has been re-appointed as vice-dean for talent development and external relations. She is particularly looking forward to strengthening the development of junior talents and making the PhD degree programme even better, but she will also work to increase international corporation at Health.

New website helps new technical and administrative staff at Health
Being a new employee in a large organisation can be difficult. But now being new to Health will hopefully be a little easier. The faculty has gathered together the information needed to help new technical-administrative employees at Health get off to a good start.

Research grant opens up new international cooperation opportunities
During the spring, teaching staff at Health could apply for funding from a special funding pool to start new international collaborative projects. The level of interest has been so high and the applications so good that the size of the pool had to be increased. See who has received the grants.

VIDEO: Novo Nordisk visit the research-orientated honours programme
The headline for the first weekend of December was pharmaceutical development as Novo Nordisk visited Health’s junior researchers. 11 expert Novo Nordisk employees had reserved Friday and Saturday to give the young talents a unique insight into the pharmaceutical industry.


New and modern prize essay to honour academia
The old gold medal essays are past their expiry date and Health is now introducing a new, modern Health prize essay – the Student Research Prize – for students who present something extraordinary.


Novo Nordisk Foundation: Joint research must really be joint
Take a look at the Tandem and Synergy programmes – but please read the instructions carefully before you press send! That is one piece of advice to Health researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, which in principle can provide support for almost all research areas within the health sciences, natural sciences and technical sciences.

New centre focusing on life impacts
There is not much knowledge about the effects of environmental and social impacts on health, quality of life and causes of death. A newly established research centre is now working to find out, by applying big data and an interdisciplinary approach to the area.

New understanding of mysterious 'hereditary swelling'
For the first time ever, biomedical researchers from Aarhus University have unveiled cellular defects that lead to the rare disease hereditary angioedema (HAE), where patients experience recurrent episodes of swelling that requires immediate treatment. This new understanding is an important step towards gene therapy for patients.

Antidepressants absolved of causing atrial fibrillation
Antidepressants are not to blame for frequent atrial fibrillation among people with depression. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from Aarhus University in a major registry study, which also points towards the possibility of the actual cause of atrial fibrillation being insufficient treatment of depression.

Infections in children tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study
A new study from iPSYCH shows that infections in children is tied to subsequent mental illness during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands our understanding of the role of the immune system in the development of mental disorders.

Rehabilitation with a physiotherapist after hip and knee replacement does not work as intended
There is no benefit from sending patients with hip and knee replacement to rehabilitation with a physiotherapist – as is normal practice due to a long-standing Danish tradition. Researchers from Aarhus University show that patients do just as well with home-based exercises and point out that the money should be used better.

Researchers have found the first risk genes for ADHD
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD. The new findings provide a comp...

People news

Research into the treatment of brain damage boosted by grant
Associate Professor and PhD Mette Terp Høybye from Aarhus University and Silkeborg Regional Hospital receives the Carlsberg Foundation's Distinguished Fellowship and a grant of almost DKK three million towards her research into the treatment potential of patients with serious brain damage.

The Danish diabetes environment is being strengthened
Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital will now be able to further increase their diabetes research activities after receiving a grant of DKK 1.5 million from the Danish Diabetes Academy.

Researcher from Health receives Sapere Aude millions
Assistant Professor and PhD Lin Lin from the Department of Biomedicine receives almost DKK six million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The grant will be used to develop new technologies for pig-to-human organ transplants. The support from the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme also gives her the opportunity to est...

upcoming events

Education Fair 2018
PhD defence: Peter Lund Ovesen
Inaugural lecture Tine Engberg Damsgaard

You can find further PhD defences, inaugural lectures and other events in Health's calendar

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