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INside Health

24 august 2017

Internal focus

The Department of Public Health is searching for a new department head
The Department of Public Health will need a new department head as of 1 January 2018. The new top man or woman must be visionary and strategic, able to provide a clear framework and set the direction for the department's operation and development. And he or she needs to be appreciative, visible and a skilled communicator.

The dean's office is moving to the University Park
Close by. That is the mantra behind the decision to relocate the dean’s office – and associated functions –from the yellow-brick buildings on Nordre Ringgade to the white-clad Victor Albeck Building in the middle of the University Park. The removal boxes should be ready for moving around 1 February 2018.

IT maintenance work on the weekend of 9-10 September
IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 9 and 10 September 2017.

Companies hunt new ideas at the Medical Innovation Day
PhD students and Master’s degree students still have time to register for the Medical innovation Day on 6 October, where good ideas can be matched with real world challenges. The deadline for registration is 31 August.

How is your data discipline?
Are you a member of academic staff, and do you work with personal data? Then AU's information security manager has some questions for you.

Expanded responsibilities for the vice-deans
The three vice-deans have updated descriptions of their areas of responsibilities. This is being done so that the faculty can deliver long-term solutions to the many new demands and challenges that the university is facing.

Now the photographer will come to you
During the autumn, the university's photographer will visit Health's different locations and take portrait photos of employees. Make an appointment – and get help updating the contact information in your PURE profile as well.

Now it’s time to update your Mac computer
Since May, IT support and AU IT have been busy updating employees’ Windows computers. The aim is to ensure a modern IT platform while improving IT security at the university. Now the time has come for those employees with a Mac computer. So, if you have a Mac, please read the following.


One step closer to using pigs as organ donors for humans
Researchers from Aarhus University and elsewhere have solved a major medical problem in relation to our ability to transplant organs from pigs into humans. More precisely, they have switched off some viral genes in the pigs’ DNA that would otherwise have made it impossible to e.g. replace a human heart with a pig heart.

It appears that soured whole milk rather than low-fat reduces the risk of blood clots
A new study from Aarhus University shows that replacing cheese, milk or soured whole milk with e.g. yoghurt with a high fat content is connected to a lower risk of thrombosis in the brain.

staff news

CESU's management now in place
Liza Strandgaard has been appointed to a tenured position as manager of the pre-graduate area in the Centre for Health Sciences Education (CESU). She has been acting in the same function over the past year.

upcoming events

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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