I hope everyone has had a well-deserved break – be it in the mountains, at the coast or in the city – and have gathered new power for the spring’s application processes and teaching tasks.
The joint lecturing day will take place next week, more specifically on Thursday 27 April. Here, among other things, we will be introduced to ETP (Excellent Teaching Practitioner). This is a merit scheme for outstanding teaching at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Vise-Dean Harald Walderhaug will explain how this works. Perhaps this is something to strive for?
Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is relevant to many subject areas. Here, Ketil Grong will give us some practical examples, and afterwards we will have the opportunity to collaborate on proposals for assignments for later exams.
Apropos cooperation. The 12th semester of the medical studies is a great opportunity to present subjects across professional boundaries, where one can go deeper into terms than in previous semesters. Karen Budal has sent a call to relevant groups in the academic community and asked for input. Think wide! What other topics are related to your field of work? “Acute abdomen”; surgeon / urologist / gastromedicine / gynecologist. Diagnostics of almost anything; pathologist, microbiologist, radiologist. Treatment: what about comorbidity? Cardiologist / anaesthesiologist / pulmonologist. Multipharma; pharmacologist / geriatrics. Almost everything should be diagnosed primarily by general practitioners. Get them on the team!
Our vigorous professional efforts – be it research or education – is that what’s needed to have a good life? There is of course research that can say something about this: “The Harward Study of adult development” – a 75-year longitudinal and ongoing study! An excellent TED talk by the fourth leader of the study, Robert Waldinger, is recommended!
A basic course in first aid is organized on Thursday 4 May.
Time: 08:30–11:30 a.m. or 12:30–15:30 p.m.
Location: Museplassen 1, meeting room A + B on the lower floor, entrance from Prof. Keysers gate
Target audience: all employees at UiB
If the course is fully booked, you can put your name on a waiting list for later courses during the spring of 2017.
Members of the Institute Council at the Department of Clinical Science (K2) group A, B and C
Members of the Institute Council at the Department of Clinical Science (K2) are going to be elected. The election is founded on the University’s election rules. The Institute Council shall be elected by and from these groups:
- Group A: Permanent employees in teaching and research positions (leaders of departments included)
- Group B: Temporary employees in teaching and research positions
- Group C: Technical and administrative staff
- Group D: Students
The deadline for proposing members (group A, B and C) is Tuesday 25 April 2017.
Proposals must be received by the electoral committee’s vicarious secretary, Julie Stavnes, at the department administration, within 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
This vaccine represents a paradigm shift in the fact that this is the first pre-exposure vaccine to target prevention of TB infection. The project was recently showcased by EU (EDCTP) on the World TB day. It is funded by RCN-GLOBVAC and the project is coordinated from K2 by Harleen Grewal. It is every reason to congratulate, Harleen!
We present Amra Grudic-Feta, a new research adviser at the Department of Clinical Science. Amra has her background from Department of Biomedicine and will be the administrative support in various parts of the research administration. If you want to say hi, you can find her on the 8th floor of the laboratory building
We present Håvard Røkke, who is newly employed from April 1st 2017 as a senior lecturer with a 50% position and is affiliated with the Pharmaceutical Center. He will also teach in pharmacology. His background is MScPharm from the University of Oslo and has also worked at Sjukehusapoteket in Bergen and as a daily director of the Apovest AS pharmacy company.
He currently does not have his own office space, but at any rate, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything or you just want to say hello and welcome to us.
The Ultradian project aims to ameliorate and facilitate endocrine diagnostics and treatment for both patients and the health care system. Professor Eystein Husebye at K2 is the coordinator of the project.
With the help of UiB’s communications department, a film about this project has now been made, and can be seen here:
All academic staff in main positions are encouraged to attend the joint lecturing day for K1 and K2.
Time: Thursday 27 April
Location: Bikuben kurs- og konferansesenter, Jonas Lies vei 69
Deadline for registration: Monday 24 April
How can we use mobile platforms in pedagogy? Elizabeth Losh has written books on digital rhetoric and how digital learning platforms may be used at the expense of pedagogy. Here, she will talk about using Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and hashtags in teaching at the university. The lecture will be held in English.
Time: Monday 24 April at 10:15–12:00 am.
Location: Auditorium 129, Christiesgate 12 (Bjørn Christiansen’s house)
More information about the lecture.
The Day of Immunology is a worldwide project aimed at bringing research news from immunology to an interested audience.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and the crucial impact this has had on understanding, diagnosing and treating allergic diseases, this year’s Day of Immunology is dedicated to the topic of IgE allergy.
Time: Friday 28 April at 10:15–13: 00
Location: Auditorium B302, sentralblokken, Haukeland University Hospital
The program will be held in Norwegian.
Miltenyi Biotec GmbH invites you to a flow cytometry event in Bergen.
Time: 4 May 2017 at 10:00–12:00 a.m.
Location: Laboratoriebygget, room 5.1/5.2
From 16 to 24 September the UCI Road World Championships are being held in Bergen. This will have implications for access to and from places of work and study for staff and students at the University of Bergen.
UiB encourages all staff and students to familiarize themselves with how to get to and from their places of work and study during this period. A general recommendation is to get to and from UiB by using public transport, walking or cycling – and to allow plenty of time!
Here you find this weeks’ deadlines.
Here are new publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed. If you have publications which are not included in this list, please send the references to Johnny Laupsa-Borge.