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23 august 2018

Internal focus

You can still secure a place at Medical Innovation Day
Bring your most inventive students along on Friday October 5th, when innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges of the future are on the agenda.

VIDEO: PhD Day 2019 - Excel, Explain, Excite!
Watch the heads of the organizing committee elaborate on the theme of next year’s PhD Day.

from science to sale

Over the course of the summer, INside Health will be focusing on some of the entrepreneurial doctors and researchers at Health who might also add ‘developer’ or ‘inventor’ to their business cards. In every newsletter, we offer you a fresh take on how to go from ‘Science to Sales’.

Biomedical researchers have a new treatment of erectile dysfunction on the way
Back in 2016, a collaboration with an external company on research into ion channels led to two researchers from the Department of Biomedicine founding their own company. Today that company – Initiator Pharma – which is working to develop an alternative to Viagra, has a market value of approx. DKK 65 million.


Special advisers step in when good research conduct comes into question
Professor Ebba Nexø is taking another stint as Health's special advisor on responsible conduct of research. Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen is a new alternate.


Individual training of parents is best for small children with ADHD
Behavioural intervention for preschool children with ADHD is better than treatment as usual in routine Danish Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

people news

Researcher from Aarhus honoured with the ‘little Nobel Prize’ for medical research
Associate Professor Martin Roelsgaard Jakobsen from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University receives the Anders Jahre Young Scientist Prize. The prize is awarded by the University of Oslo and is regarded as one of the most prestigious research prizes.

New professor specialises in cardiovascular diseases in diabetics
Per Løgstrup Poulsen has been appointed professor at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. Here he will conduct research into new methods to target and improve the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases among patients with diabetes.

Aarhus gets Denmark's first professor of patient safety
Consultant Alma Becic Pedersen from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital has been appointed as professor of patient safety – the first of its kind in Denmark. She conducts research into complications after orthopaedic surgery.

Major grant towards training of the innovation managers of tomorrow
With a grant of DKK 81.6 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, a new five-year project will provide continuing education for experienced researchers, healthcare professionals and professional specialists so they can become the healthcare innovators of the future.

Department head receives DKK 20 million towards advanced scanner
Jørgen Frøkiær, department head at the Department of Clinical Medicine, has received a grant of DKK 20 million from the Moller Foundation towards the co-financing of a combined PET-MRI scanner.

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