Daily Archives: Thursday April 20th, 2017

Well passed Easter!

Jone Trovik, portrett til disputasI 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!


HSE corner: Basic course in first aid

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


Registration form

If the course is fully booked, you can put your name on a waiting list for later courses during the spring of 2017.

Election announcement and invitation to submit nominations

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.

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Phase IIb trial of a novel TB vaccine

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!


New names

18052967_1319147584846673_870994871_nWe 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

New names


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 havard.rokke@apovest.no if there is anything or you just want to say hello and welcome to us.


Invitation to guest lecture with Elizabeth Losh: Affect and Digital Pedagogy

k2nytt_2017_uke-16_elisabeth-loshHow 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.


Day of Immunology 2017

k2nytt_2017_uke-16_day-of-immunologyThe 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.

Cycling World Championships and the University of Bergen

k2nytt_2017_uke-16_sykkel-vmFrom 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!

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