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25. JANUARY 2017


Sport science strengthens focus on collaboration with business and industry
The Section for Sport Science at the Department of Public Health has high ambitions when it comes to business collaboration. Its goal is to strengthen the relationship between business and industry and the sport science degree programme and to clarify students' career opportunities. Several initiatives have already been launched, and in the coming week a workshop will kick off another.


Health visitors use of video helps vulnerable families
The video-based method Marte Meo – which some municipalities use in their initiatives for families experiencing difficulties with newborn children – works as intended. This is shown by the first Danish research study of a widely used parenting programme.

Internal focus

New plans for the relocation of the Department of Biomedicine
The Department of Biomedicine has adjusted its plans for relocation in connection with the move to the Skou Building in the autumn of 2018. The biochemistry building on Ole Worms Allé will be handed over to Science and Technology before time, and in 2021 the department will also move out of the research wing in the anatomy complex on Wilhelm Meyers Allé.

New framework for elections to the department forums
From now on, it will be easier to hold and stand for election at Health. The faculty is simplifying the process and extending the election period, meaning elections will no longer be held every second year. The changes come into force already for this spring's elections.

Find good advice on handling and preventing stress
Are you or one of your colleagues affected by unhealthy stress? If the answer is yes, is there talk of stress in the well-being zone, the risk zone or the danger zone? You can find the answer to this and many other questions in Health's new stress folder.

"Book a Researcher": Sign up now
The Festival of Research will be taking place in week 17, and everyone in Denmark has the opportunity to receive a free visit from a researcher. If you are one of those people who enjoys sharing your knowledge, you can now register to give a lecture on your research.

New rates in connection with business trips
If you are planning to travel in connection with your work, please be aware that the amount of allowances for expenses in connection with business trips was changed as of 1 January 2018.

Staff news

Health involved in new interdisciplinary centre
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is donating approximately DKK 60 million towards the establishment of an interdisciplinary research centre in the field of environment and health. Professor Torben Sigsgaard from the Department of Public Health is one of the initiators behind the new centre, which will conduct research into new knowledge about the importance of the environment for public health.

Novo award draws international researcher and DKK 20 million to Biomedicine
Tomonori Takeuchi receives the Novo Nordisk Foundation's Young Investigator Award. The award comes with DKK 20 million that will enable the Japanese researcher to become part of the Department of Biomedicine and establish both a research laboratory and a research group at DANDRITE.

Award winner has warmed Danish hearts for decades
Professor Hans Erik Bøtker from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital receives the Marie and August Krogh Award 2018 for his research into heart disease. The award includes a cash prize of DKK 1.5 million and is awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Organisation of Danish Medical Societies.

Research grant for breast reconstruction after breast cancer
With the help of DKK 1.5 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tine Engberg from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital can bring her research and the hospital’s treatment options up to an international level for the benefit of patients requiring reconstruction following breast cancer.

Research grant will benefit Denmark’s best female athletes
How do the menstrual cycle and female hormones affect the presentations of young female athletes? Associate Professor Mette Hansen from Aarhus University will seek to answer this question in a new research project which is being funded by Team Denmark.

Aarhus researcher receives award from the Danish Diabetes Association
Reimar W. Thomsen from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital is the recipient of the Niels Schwartz Sørensen Award 2018 for his extensive contribution to research into diabetes. The award was founded by the Danish Diabetes Association.

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