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5 Oct 2017


Danish discovery can pave the way for more effective cholesterol medicine
Research from Aarhus University sheds new light on how the body converts the bad kind of cholesterol. The discovery could lead to new and potentially more effective medicine.

Newborn babies receive less penicillin
A new study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital shows that fewer prescriptions of antibiotics are written for very young children. This is good news as the medicine has damaging side effects. The study also shows that the older children were when they experienced their first winter, the higher the risk of them receiving antibiotic

General practitioners’ home visit habits determine where patients die
The more a general practitioner prioritises home visits to patients in general, the greater the likelihood that the doctor's most ill patients will die at home. This is shown by a new study of the role played by the general practitioner for terminally ill cancer patients, which AU researcher Anna K. Winthereik hopes will start a debate.

Internal focus

Jubilee alumnus day with a murderous theme
When Health hosted a jubilee alumnus day on Friday 22 September 2017, there was murder on the agenda. Though the day was still full of laughter and happiness at meeting old friends and talking about old times.

Is your computer ready for 2018?
Seven hundred employees have already received a personal email about the update from Health's Head of IT Services. But not all employees with outdated computers can be identified. So perhaps your computer still needs updating? Computers that have not been updated by 31 December 2017 will be deactivated at the turn of the year.

Join the Empower Talent! Mentor Programme
The mentor programme Empower Talent! provides you with an opportunity to receive or give feedback and expand your professional network. The programme matches members of academic staff at assistant professor level with more senior colleagues at associate professor or professor level. Sign up to become a mentor or mentee by 22 October 2017.

Staff news

AU and AUH has a new professor of cancer treatment
Karen-Lise Garm Spindler has started work as clinical professor at AU and AUH. Her research aims to improve the results and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer in the gastrointestinal tract.

Honorary professor will provide advice and teaching
Finn Christoph Wiberg is a new honorary professor at Aarhus University. Here he will help advise the faculty on collaboration with the biotech and pharmaceutical industries and contribute to the teaching of students at Health.

International award goes to young AU researcher
Christian Kanstrup Holm, researcher at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, receives the Milsten Young Investigator Award for his contribution to basic research.

Biomedical researcher receives international grant
Karin Lykke-Hartmann from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University has just received a financial acknowledgement of her research into hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body) in children.

upcoming events

Medical Innovation Day
PhD defence: Line Staun Larsen 
Team-based learning

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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