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INside Health

19 APRIL 2018

Internal focus

Research and the general data protection regulation – what are we doing at Health?
Hardly anyone can fail to have noticed that a new data protection regulation comes into force on 25 May this year. The rules and regulations are being tightened to ensure and document that personal data is handled, stored and processed in a secure manner. This will affect everyone who makes use of personal data in research projects.

New pool to support the international profile of Health’s lecturers
As part of efforts being made to hone Health’s international profile, a new pool is being made available to support international research collaboration for associate professors who have extensive teaching assignments.

The faculty gets a new salary agreement catalogue
The salary agreement catalogue for employees at Health has been revised with the department-specific information and layout in particular receiving an overhaul.

DKK 50 to hear two professors talk about personalised medicine
The Danish University Extension – in collaboration with Health – invites you to a lecture on personalised medicine and the handling of health data. On stage are AU researchers Anders Børglum and Niels Jessen.

English course for international employees in June
Do you struggle with presentations in English? Would you like to better contribute at English meetings? Or would you just like to be better at small talk? Then the English course for international employees may be for you.

Having trouble with Blackboard? Contact the new support desk
On 1 April, a new independent support desk for Blackboard opened. The support desk will provide technical support and respond to inquiries about functionality.


Large study shows potential cost savings for early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes
A large study from Aarhus University showed that for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in healthcare costs due to fewer admissions and doctor’s visits and a reduction in prescribed medication. These results have just been published in the scientific journal Diabetologia.

Three-fold higher risk of cancer after acute thrombosis in the leg
The risk of developing cancer is more than three-times as high during the first six months following acute thrombosis (blood clot) in the leg. This is knowledge that we need to react upon according to the researcher behind a new study, medical doctor and PhD Jens Sundbøll from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University.

The surgeon's extended arm quality assured by a brand-new robot
As the first in the world, the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University has invested in the newest model of the surgical robot da Vinci for research and training purposes. The goal is to future-proof the training of surgeons who use robots at a time when training using antiquated techniques is a waste of time and money.


Here is the finished vision for the IOOS degree programmes
Honing of core expertise, reflection and more interdisciplinary collaboration are some of the benchmarks in the finished vision for the degree programmes under the Department of Odontology and Oral Health.

people news

Aarhus researcher receives DKK 18 million from ERC to fight viruses
Søren Riis Paludan, professor at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, has just received an ERC Advanced Grant of DKK 18.7 million from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant gives him the opportunity to bring research into new immunological mechanisms to a new level.

Ten million Danish kroner given to research into atherosclerosis and enigmatic cells
Jacob Fog Bentzon, associate professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, has received approx. DKK ten million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grant will be used to explore cell changes associated with the development of atherosclerosis.

Large grant to strengthen research into the body’s defence mechanisms
Søren Riis Paludan, professor at the Department of Biomedicine, has received DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Distinguished Investigator-grant. He will use this grant to investigate how the body defends itself against infection.


New tax package must not be allowed to obstruct Danish health research
Internationalisation is a prerequisite for creating world-class health research. This position is at risk if the Danish tax regulations are not adapted to research.

upcoming events

PhD defence: Linn Håkonsen Arendt
PhD defence: Flemming Kromann Nielsen
PhD defence: Mette Tranberg

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

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