Daily Archives: Friday June 2nd, 2017

Belated OSCE

Jone Trovik, portrett til disputasThanks to the OSCE-lad Ketil Grong for steady organization, motivation, arrangement and evaluation. And thanks to those who made assignments and contributed as examinators as well as timer/organizator.

For those who haven’t understood what this is; Objective Structured Clinical Exam, to replace traditonal oral examinations. Stations are made with a task that should be clinically directed, this year they had 14 different tasks that ran parallell in two ”rounds”
So every task duplicated; held in two different rooms with an examinator each. The students were doing 14 different assignments this time; tuning fork test, makroanatomi, identify heart structures, hypertension/ Control blood pressure, heartauscultation, throatpalpation, abdomen and rectal Exploration, joint status survey, Cardiac pulmonary resuscitation, talking and interpreting about normal EKG, case history (communication), microscopy/ evaluation of culturedishes, hip examination and finally geriatri (the latter post I don’t quite know what was about)

The OSCE-lad with a tenical assisstent rigged the day before (at the Medical Skills Center and the course rooms in the BBB building a few examiners stuck their head in. 32 students attended the exam, two ”resting stations” between the 14 active examinatior = 2,5 hours of active examinations, after 4 hours of clean-up.

Conclusion: the students were satisfied. The OSCE general tired (but satisfied?), but needs more PRACTICAL / ADMINISTRATIVE help next time

Challenges: Electronic solution for how to record earnings per station must immediately be procuted. When this is rolled out on a large scale; 160 students each spring 6th semester need more parallel circles and both area and equipment must be dobbled.

Next OSCE autum 2017 is November 8th. That assumes that ALL Groups from K2 with tuition allowance in 1st -6th semester (that means the Three first years of study) MUST prepare at least one station assignment each and have avaliable Three People who can be examinatior per ask one delivers. That means NO ordinary teaching this day. And it is assumed that you have peronnel availability (not a good day to plan/ go to a congress/Meetings)

Spring 2018 we’re have the first OSCE for the Whole class, that means 5 parallel sections. We will need 65 examinators and then it will definitely be FACULTY LOCKDOWN. The date will be announced early in the fall, so that Teachers can be allocated here.

But before that time: Happy Pentecost!


Cleaning in the wardrobes

The team responsible for cleaning in the wardrobes often experiences that employees stay there during the cleaning period. Cleaners want to deliver good quality, and to achieve this, the room must be available.

The team therefore kindly ask that you, as far as possible, avoid staying in the wardrobe facility during the time at. 09:30–10:15 am.

Change in routines for Project Establishment Support (PES) for EU applications

Researchers will no longer need to send an application for PES funding for their planned EU applications.

For each submitted coordinator proposal, the department
will receive a grant (without a PES application) provided the submitted H2020 application is formally approved (so-called “eligible”).

For each submitted partner proposal, the department will receive
a grant (without a PES application) of NOK 20,000 provided the submitted
H2020 application is formally approved (so-called “eligible”).

PES support covers:
•    Travel, accommodation and meeting costs
•    Procurement of external assistance and consultation
•    Buying work release time for personnel

Only submitted and eligible applications can receive PES support.

Questions may be addressed to Amra Grudic-Feta.

Award winners – Faculty day

vikseogdicksteinAt the Faculty Day we honour some of the best researchers within the medical field. Here are the award winners of 2017! We’ll get a visit from a famous researcher ,  read more about that here

This year we’re handing out Søren Falch ophthalmologist and ophthalmologist Sigrud Falchs price reward for outstanding leadership in medical research (Falch’s senior prize) in addition to Falch’s junior prize, which goes to highly skilled researchers younger than 40 years.

Falchs senior prize goes to: Kenneth Dickstein
Falchs junior prize goes to: Bjørn Egil Vikse

The event will be on Thursday June 8th, in Stort Auditorium, Haukeland University Hospital.

WELCOME to join the 6th Building Bridges Symposium “Epigenetics in Clinical and Translational Research”, October 10-11, Biomedicum Helsin

6th Building Bridges Symposium Epigenetics in Clinical and Translational Research October 10-11, 2017 Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland


The Building Bridges symposia series is arranged to bridge clinical and basic/translational research and provide examples of how teams of investigators are working together towards a better understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and improved options for patient treatment and care.

The 6th Building Bridges symposium will highlight how epigenetics research can be leveraged to improve our understanding of health and disease.  We set the stage by learning about the basics:  What is epigenetics?  How can studying epigenetics enable precision medicine?  Then, with research-focused talks from clinical and translational researchers, we explore detailed examples of discovery, development, and application in the areas of 1) epigenomics, 2) cell differentiation in disease, and 3) epigenetic modifiers as drug targets.  We close the symposium by engaging the public in the future societal applications of epigenetics Research.

Join us for the latest insights into epigenetics and epigenomics research and a special outreach session to the general Public!

Participants:  The course is targeted both as an introduction to epigenetics as well as a demonstration of advancements in epigenetics research.  As such, the events are open to the entire scientific community.  Doctoral candidates wishing to learn about epigenetics, especially in relation to human health and disease, are encouraged to attend.

Organizers: Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG, Barcelona), EU-LIFE, University of Helsinki Doctoral Programmes in Biomedicine (DPBM), Clinical Research (KLTO), and Population Health (DocPop)

Road World Championship and UiB

UiB has an outstanding chance of being exposed to the TV broadcasts from the Road World Championships in Bergen. There has been established a good collaboration with the project manager on TV 2, Trond Ahlsen. Specifically, UiB, in collaboration with TV, wants to expose all the seven faculties to television and video / text in current programs and formats. The heading for the exposure is “public health”, but here is also the opening of different social perspectives in the cycling context: Environment – Transport – Exercise – Culture – History from the City and Western Norway – Geology – Nutrition – More general information about the buildings of UiB and our profile. The broadcast surfaces are ”Good Morning Norway”, the actual race broadcasts and evening shows, so there are many hours of TV to be filled with content.

Feel free to come with ideas for People, Research, education and others things that can be worked into Television broadcasts. Send it to Irene irene.hjelmaas@uib.no by Friday June 9th 2017

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Course 2

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Course 2 We are happy to announce Entrepreneurship in Healthcare, course 2. The course is meant for the best young health researchers and clinicians within the Nordic countries. The aim is to promote innovation and commersialisation of health research. Both UoB and NTNU sent several well qualified researchers to the Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Course 1. It is possible to send candidates direct to Course 2, although it is recommended that Course 1 is finished first.

Dead line for Application  June, 15th

More information here

The Faculty Day, June 8th 2017

The Faculty Day, June 8th, 2017 at 10.00–13.00, Stort Auditorium, Sentralblokken

Program and overview of the prize winners are here.

The annual Søren Falchs lecture will be held by Professor Fred (“Rusty”) Gage, San Diego, CA. He published in 1998 that the brain may develop new nerve cells in adult life. This discovery of brain plasticity occurs throughout life and represent a basis for regenerative medicine targeting replacement of damaged CNS tissue at for instance stroke, Alzheimers disease and trauma.

Fred Gage will talk on “Function and Regulation of Neurons born in the Adult Brain” Thursday June 8th at 11:00–11:45 in Store Auditorium.

Upcoming CCBIO events

k2nytt_2017_uke-22_ccbio_forsidebannerCCBIO (Centre for Cancer Biomarkers), a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty, has several exciting upcoming events on the agenda. Here are some of them presented.


Graduate Course in Extracellular Matrix (BMED904)
Time: 12–16 June.
Venue: Auditorium 4, BB Building, Jonas Lies vei 91.
Some lectures are open to all, even if you are not enrolled.
More information here.

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium
Time: 15 June.
Venue: D303 (Birkhaugsalen), Central block, Haukeland University Hospital.
More information here.

Biomarkers & Bioinformatics in Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies
Time: 18–19 June.
Venue: Solstrand Hotel & Bad.
More information here.

3rd International P53 Isoforms Conference
Time: 18–21 June
Venue: Auditorium 1, BB Building, Jonas Lies vei 91.
More information here.

Public PhD Defense, Week 23

karen_klepsland_maulandKaren Klepsland Mauland will defend her PhD thesis on Friday, June 9th, 2017
Trial lecture: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Topic:  “The immune landscape in endometrial cancer, potential consequences for therapy”
Place: Auditoriet, Kvinneklinikken, Jonas Lies vei 72
Public defense: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Place: Auditoriet, Kvinneklinikken, Jonas Lies vei 72
Title of dissertation:  “Context-related biomarkers in endometrial cancer. A study with focus on obesity and genomic alterations”
1st opponent: PhD Koen Van de Vijver, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
2nd opponent: Førsteamanuensis Kristina Lindemann, Universitetet i Oslo

Press release (in Norwegian)