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INside Health

28 JUNE 2018

Internal focus

Summer greetings from the Dean: A summary of Health's special focus areas
Health is around half way to meeting a range of ambitious targets for 2018: More external funding, increased international activities and a clear framework for recruitment. Here is a brief status report – and a personal summer greeting from Dean Lars Bo Nielsen.

VIDEO: Meet the new department head at the Department of Clinical Medicine
Monday 2 July is Professor Jørgen Frøkiær's first day of work as head of the Department of Clinical Medicine. Hear him talk about the first tasks he faces, his ambitions for the department and what type of manager employees can expect to meet.

After the moving out: There are still enough classrooms
The prospect of losing auditoriums and classrooms following the vacating of buildings in the University Park and on Nørrebrogade has caused some concern. But according to a working group set-up by the faculty management team, there are enough classrooms. Early and late classes just need to be utilised better.

Recruitment procedures: We’ve listened to what you had to say
The consultation on the revised recruitment procedures has now been completed. It gave rise to many consultation responses, several of which have resulted in specific adjustments. This is the case for e.g. the wish to see more female professors and the prioritisation of associate professor positions.

VIDEO: Help to spot the next wave of Health talents
Between 15 June and 31 August 2018, ambitious students at Health can apply for admission to one of the faculty's two honours programmes. Do you know a student who has got a little extra will power and ability? Then now is the time to give him or her a little nudge.

Sun and health science over Allinge
Health's researchers debated health science programmes, digitisation of health data and medical cannabis at Denmark's Political Festival 2018.


The vision for the degree programmes at Public Health Science is now ready
More than six months’ work to rethink the degree programmes at the Department of Public Health is now finished at the strategic level. Work now continues in the boards of studies, who must translate the new vision into actual academic regulations and course descriptions.

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’.

Knowledge via cartoons helps lower patients’ anxiety
Patients who undergo surgery for the same disease are often afraid of the same things and frequently wrestle with the same questions. This is one of the starting points for the award-winning app ‘My Patient Journey’ (in Danish: ‘Mit Forløb’), which was invented and developed for hospital patients by, among others, Martin Vesterby from INNO X at Health.

People news

Major grant to Aarhus University to promote the understanding of our memory
Backed by two grants of DKK 2.5 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark and DKK 3 million from the Lundbeck Foundation, Professor Marco Capogna from Aarhus University will study how certain nerve cells affect our memory.

Plastic surgeon to be new professor, department chair
Tine Engberg Damsgaard is consultant in plastic surgery and now also a new professor, department chair at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. This means she now has overall responsibility for research and education in plastic surgery at the university and in the Central Denmark Region.

upcoming events

PhD defence: Thomas Dahl Nielsen
Doctoral defence: Jakob Linnet
Doctoral defence: Ebbe Briggs Bødtkjer

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

have a good summer

The editorial office behind INside Health wishes you a good summer. 
We will be back with the next newsletter Tuesday 7th August. 

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