Daily Archives: Friday January 5th, 2018

Happy New Year!

Christmas and the holiday season at the end of the year are over. It has been a busy time – everything must be fixed and arranged for a few, intense days. However, for most people it has been a precious holiday with time together with the ones we love, as well as an opportunity for contemplation and reflection.

Just before Christmas, the K2 Leadership Team was in place. Besides myself, it will be:
– Deputy Leader: Eystein Husebye, M.D., Ph.D.
– Deputy Leader Research: Silke Appel, Ph.D.
– Deputy Leader Teaching: Jone Trovik, M.D., Ph.D.
– Deputy Leader Innovation: Emmet Mc Cormack, Ph.D.
– Administration Manager: Julie Stavnes, M.Ba.

Eystein Husebye is well known to most. He is a professor and consultant physician in endocrinology, leads the Research Group for Endocrine Medicine, and heads KG Jebsen-Center in Autoimmune Diseases. He has been a vice-chairman for several years, and has been acting leader, thus ensuring continuity in the Leadership Team.

Silke Appel is professor, Group Leader at Broegelmann Research Laboratory and Head of the Core Center for Flow Cytometry. She is also a member of the Department Council.

Jone Trovik is a professor, consultant physician in gynecology and obstetrics, and belongs to the Research Group for Gynecological Cancer. She has been Acting Leader at K2 this fall, and before that, she was Deputy Leader for Education.

Emmet Mc Cormack is a professor and leader of galenic pharmacy. In addition, he has experience with regard to the establishment and operation of research-based companies.

Julie Stavnes is also well known. She is MBA from NHH, and has been Administration Manager at K2 since 2015.

I take this opportunity to thank them for being willing to spend time and effort for K2. The team extends widely academically, involving both physicians and non-physicians, including pharmacy, which is an example of the many non-medical education subjects. Furthermore, we have introduced a Deputy Leader for Innovation since there is currently a focus on innovation, as well to match this focus at the faculty level. I welcome you all to the Leadership Team, and am looking forward to working with you and the Management Team of K2 in the years to come!


Guidelines for dealing with cases of possible violation of recognized ethical standards of research ethics

The faculty has presented a draft of new guidelines for dealing with cases of possible violation of recognized ethical standards of research ethics.

The case is attached here. (Link in Norwegian.)

The faculty requests that department heads and management leaders carefully read the case, forward the guidelines to their own department, and include questions / comments to one of the first institute meetings in the new year, where the guidelines and research ethics will be discussed.

Announcement of Erasmus + Mobility in the world 2018-19

The European Commission and SIU have announced Erasmus + for 2018. The announcement opens for, e.g., an application for funding for Erasmus + International Credit Mobility (Mobility in the World). The most important changes in the arrangements in the year’s announcement compared to last year are as follows:

  • The program opens up for practice space mobility both to and from the partner country
  • Scholarship for students has increased from 850 € to 900 €
  • Scholarship for supplementary (tuition or training) has increased from 160 € to 180 € per day.

Process towards UiB application

The following will take place towards the submission of applications:

  • 10 January. Deadline for institute / faculty to apply to SA in ephorte relevant country project to be included in the application. Participation in the application must be supported by the department / faculty.
  • 12 January at 13:00–14:30. Workshop in the Meeting Room, International Center. This will be offered to those who will make the texts for land projects.
  • 24 January. Deadline for submission of texts to the application to SA.
  • 1 February. Deadline for submission of application.

For questions regarding Erasmus + Mobility in the world, please contact Helge Bjørlo at the Department of Studies.

Invitation to a course for new leaders | 21 February and 7 March

The HR department wishes to invite all new leaders at UiB to participate in a course for new leaders (‘kortprogrammet’). This is a program / course for all new managers with staff responsibility (employee last 12 months). Participants will get an overview and practical introduction to support systems from central departments. The course lasts two full days, and participants are expected to attend both days.

Theme: Leadership tasks within research administration, study administration, finance, personnel, communication, IT and real estate.

Time: 21 February and 7 March: both days at. 09:00–15:45
Venue: Muséplass, meeting room A + B (basement)

More information and registration (link in Norwegin)

With best regards,
Grete Birkenes
senior consultant, HR department
University of Bergen
Tel.: 55 58 29 96

SLATE | Center for the Science of Learning and Technology | Guest lecture

SLATE (Center for the Science of Learning and Technology) collaborates with a large and important research environment at the University of Maastricht, working on simulation / training in health / medical sciences. Professor Jeroen van Merrienboer and Anneke van der Niet (postdoctoral fellow) are coming to Bergen in January. In this regard, SLATE invites to a guest lecture:

Affordance perception in a simulated emergency care situation using eye-tracking and video data

Lecturer: Anneke van der Niet
School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University

Time: 11 January, at 14:15–15:30
Venue: SLATE, Vektergården, Christiesgate 13, 3rd floor

Everyone with an interest in simulation and new technology in education is encouraged to come.

With best regards,
Professor Steinar Hunskår, MD, PhD
Vice Dean for Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

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Pedagogy for employees in small part-time positions

In spring 2018, the Faculty offers a course in medical didactics (5 ECTS credits) aimed at the academic staff. This is a university education course that is approved as part of basic competence.

The course provides an introduction to university pedagogical principles and tools for scientific staff at MED. It is especially aimed at employees in a 50% position or less. This employee group has a lot of teaching tasks, but due to the small part-time position, there is no requirement for pedagogical basic competence, as for employees in positions of more than 50%.

Information about the course.
Deadline for registration: 1 February.

With best regards,
Monika Kvernenes
ass. professor, medical pedagogy
Unit for learning, Faculty of Medicine, UiB
Tel: 55 58 65 99

Newsletter from the Health Cluster Project (in Norwegian only)

Dette er første utgave av nyhetsbrev fra helseklyngeprosjektet. Nyhetsbrevet skal gi deg informasjon om prosjektets fremdrift og status, relevante nyhetssaker og kommende arrangement.

Slik blir helseklyngens nybygg i Årstadveien 17

Opplev en virtuell omvisning i nybygget som skal huse den nye helseklyngen i Bergen.

Utlysning av samarbeidsmidler

Det vil bli lyst ut midler for 2018 til samarbeidsprosjekter for ansatte og studenter i de miljøene som skal inn i det nye bygget i Årstadveien 17.

Det kan søkes om oppstarts midler til forskningsformål, utdanningssamarbeid eller studentsamarbeid.

Tema skal være folkehelse eller primærhelsetjeneste, og det må være med minimum 3 samarbeidspartnere fra målgruppen for å kunne søke.

Søknadsfristen er 9. mars 2018, og en fullstendig utlysningstekst blir snarlig formidlet til miljøene.


Parallelt med utlysing av samarbeidsmidlene vil Faglig forum arrangere en serie frokostmøter på Christie Café. Her kan du møte potensielle samarbeidspartnere fra miljøene som skal inn i det nye bygget.

16. januar: Nytt allmennmedisinsk forskningsnettverk
31. januar: Teknologi i helse og omsorg
15. februar: Folkehelse: Mer enn helsetjenester

Nye faggrupper

Arbeidsgruppen for helseklyngeprosjektet har oppnevnt tre nye faggrupper for langsiktig samarbeid;

  • Faggruppe for Lærings- og mestringssenter
  • Faggruppe for Innovasjon og e-helse
  • Faggruppe for Registre.

Faggruppen for Lærings- og mestringssenter er allerede i gang med arbeidet, med Cathrine Bjorvatn fra Helse Bergen som leder.

Utpå våren vil også arbeidet i de to andre gruppene komme i gang, med bred representasjon fra de involverte samarbeidspartnerne.

For mer informasjon om helseklyngen, se Helseklyngens prosjektsider.

Har du spørsmål eller innspill, ta kontakt via e-post til: helseklyngenbergen@uib.no

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Ønsker du å melde deg av dette nyhetsbrevet, send en e-post til helseklyngenbergen@uib.no

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 48 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Johnny Laupsa-Borge.

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