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9 august 2018


Application and admission figures: Impressive increase for Health’s degree programmes
More young people than ever have applied for one Health’s degree programmes, and at the same time, the number of first-choice applications has increased by 13 per cent. The increase is distributed across almost all the health science degree programmes.

Challenge the traditional professorial approach – it works!
Professor Henning Andersen is one of the course coordinators on the Master’s degree programme who has enthusiastically embraced the “new” – and soon to be compulsory – teaching methods such as Team-Based Learning.

AU’s learning management system to be put out to tender
As required by the public procurement rules for the Danish public sector, Aarhus University will soon invite tenders for the university’s learning management system (LMS), currently Blackboard.

Internal focus

Department of Public Health is reorganising
Department Head Ole Bækgaard has initiated a reorganisation of the Department of Public Health. The goal is to establish a fast, dynamic and competent management and to support strong professional communities within both research and education. The method includes e.g. a new and smaller department management team and fewer sections.

From Science to Sales

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’.

Biomedicine researchers convert basic research into pills
Three researchers from the Department of Biomedicine have founded their own company and set out to develop a new type of cholesterol-lowering medicine. With their knowledge of biochemistry, they could see that there was something the pharmaceutical industry had overlooked, and this opened for exciting opportunities.

new research

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

Aarhus University has a new Doctor of Medical Science of medical physiology
On 3 August 2018, medical doctor and PhD Ebbe Briggs Bødtkjer from Aarhus University defended his higher doctoral dissertation on how cells handle and adapt to local accumulation of waste products in cancerous tumours and in tissue affected by blood clots.

New Aarhus professor is an expert in Parkinson's disease
Consultant and DMSc Per Borghammer from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital is new clinical professor in nuclear medicine and neuroscience.

Million-grant to kidney disease researcher from AU
For the next four years, Professor Robert Fenton will head a project that will study chronic renal disease. The project has just received a grant of DKK 15 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Aarhus University has a new Doctor of Medical Science in compulsive gambling
PhD and Psychologist Jakob Linnet has been appointed Doctor of Medical Science at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University. On 13 July, he defended his higher doctoral dissertation on the neurobiological aspects of gambling addiction.

Pain researcher from Aarhus receives million-kroner grant
Professor Nanna Brix Finnerup from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital has received a grant of almost DKK 3.5 million for research into innovative pain treatment. The grant is being awarded as part of a large European collaborative project.

Diabetes research in Aarhus receives million-kroner grant
Associate Professor Christian Vægter from Aarhus University has received DKK 2.6 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark towards a research project on serious complications in diabetic patients.

upcoming events

PhD defence: Caroline Trillingsgaard Mejdahl
PhD defence: Lise Haaber Thomsen
Faculty party at Health

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

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