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21 Sep 2017

Internal focus

It is not the women who need fixing
The culture and structure are what need to come into focus when it comes to correcting the skewed gender balance at the topmost career levels at Health. This was the recommendation from the Irish gender researcher and Emeritus Professor Pat O'Connor, who was a guest at the academic council’s meeting.

Travel abroad and strengthen your research
Health offers annual mobility and sabbatical scholarships for established researchers at the faculty who wish to travel abroad to conduct research. You can apply for the scholarships now.

Cost reductions in the administration are being brought forward
Cost reductions at HE Administrative Centre must be implemented a year earlier than planned. This has led the management team to pave the way for senior agreements and voluntary redundancy packages already now. A qualified hiring freeze is also being introduced in the administration.

Increased international competition for full PhD fellowships – but first from autumn 2018
From the autumn of 2018, 16 fully-financed PhD fellowships and scholarships at Health will be sent in open international calls with given project titles. This will ensure greater diversity among the field of applicants, increased competition and improved quality, while creating more transparency and giving the departments a new strategic tool.

The Jens Christian Skou award ceremony is open to all
Do you want to celebrate the faculty's biggest research talent? Then drop by the AIAS lecture theatre on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 11:00 and see the winner announced.

It's time for this year's staff development dialogues
During September, October and November 2017, the annual staff development dialogues (SDD) will be held for all staff at Aarhus University.


Women with suspected HPV adverse effects more often suffered from psychiatric disorders prior to vaccination
New research from Aarhus University shows that women who are referred to an HPV centre more often have had psychiatric medicine prescribed or been hospitalised for psychiatric conditions up to five years before they received the vaccine.

Patients to benefit from new 3D visualisations of the heart
In the future heart surgeons will have access to a new type of 3D visualisation of the cardiac conduction system. This technique could provide improved safety for patients and improve surgical outcomes in patients suffering from heart disease and cardiac malformations, says Dr Robert Stephenson, Aarhus University.

Researchers find the answer to how autoimmune diseases spread
A group of researchers with Danish participation have discovered what causes some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to evolve and grow worse. The answer may be the key to curbing other incurable autoimmune diseases where the body begins to attack itself.


The vision process for the dental degree programmes starts now
At the beginning of October, around seventy stakeholders will gather at a workshop at the Sandbjerg Estate to begin the process of creating a vision and a strategic basis for the dental degree programmes at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health. The goal is to future-proof the degree programmes through innovative thinking.

Staff news

Kenneth J. Rothman is a new honorary doctor at Health
Professor Kenneth J. Rothman was named as an honorary doctor at Aarhus University's annual celebration on Friday 15 September 2017.

Medical student receives the HM Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant
Morten Kelder Skouboe is a medical student and aspiring researcher – and now he is also the recipient of the HM Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant for students at Aarhus University.

New breast cancer professor will sharpen focus on radiation therapy
Birgitte Vrou Offersen from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital is new professor of breast cancer treatment.

AU gets a new professor of general medical practice
Kaj Sparle Christensen has been appointed as a new professor of general medical practice at the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University. Here he carries out research and lectures in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in general practice, among other things.

New professor of cardiac arrest treatment is the first of his kind in Denmark
On 1 September 2017, Denmark got its first professor of cardiac arrest treatment. Professor Bo Løfgren is employed at Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital and Randers Regional Hospital.

upcoming events

Mental Health Conference
PhD-defence: Martin Christensen
PhD defence: Kathrine Bang Madsen

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

the editors

INside Health is the internal newsletter for all employees at Aarhus University, Health. The newsletter is published every second Thursday.
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