As new deputy head of research at the Department of Clinical Science, will research education be something I focus on. The past years, the number of PhD thesis defences at the Faculty for Medicine has declined. While it was 98 and 97 defences in 2015 and 2016, respectively, it was only 82 in 2017. At the same time, the number of candidates taken up into the PhD programme has been quite stable between 90 and 100 per year. The numbers for the Department of Clinical Science are following a similar pattern. The number of defences has decreased from 31 in 2015 to 19 in 2017, while around 30 new PhD fellows have been taken up per year. Therefore, the leader group will give more attention to having PhD candidates finalizing their thesis and try to arrange as good as possible for this to happen. All PhD candidates and supervisors are encouraged to take contact if they encounter any problems.
In the last round of PhD positions from the Medical Faculty, the Department of Clinical Science was very successful with up to 16 new PhD candidates. That is very good news! Most of them have gotten a 4 years position with 25% obligatory duty work. As the head of research at the time, Roland Jonsson, wrote already in 2014, this is a great asset for the institute. In order to get a fair distribution of the obligatory duty work, all PhD candidates financed from the university will be contacted during the next weeks for a short meeting regarding planning of the obligatory duty work, together with representatives from the leader group, main supervisor and PhD coordinator Irene Hjelmaas.
In order to improve the time registration at the University of Bergen, the University Management has decided that all technical and administrative staff at UiB should use My Time (“Min Tid”). This applies to both those with fixed and flexible working hours, and hourly paid. My Time will replace the flex time schedule, and for hourly paid, the system will replace the time lists.
My Time will be introduced on Monday 12 February for all employees who have a flexible schedule today, with the exception of IKO clinics and employees at the Animal Department. They will come later.
Information about My Time is given at the following locations and times:
Monday 12.2. at. 9–10, Bjerkedalsrommet, Kalfaret.
Wednesday 14.2. at. 10:45.
HUS / BBB
Friday 9.2. at. 13–14, auditorium 4, BBB
Monday 12.2. at. 12–13, conference room, BBB
Wednesday 14.2. at. 12:30–13:30, auditorium 4, BBB
In connection with the launch of Office 365 at UiB, a task kit has been created that provides a basic introduction to the software package. Read more on the web pages here.
Log in to Office 365.
Download the tasks.
Kai Triebner, postdoctoral fellow at K2, received recently the price for the best original research paper 2017 from the Norwegian Association for Pulmonary Medicine (Norsk forening for lungemedisin).
The award was given for the article Menopause is associated with accelerated lung function decline.
We are presenting Helene Sandnes, who is a new Senior Engineer from 8 January. She will work at the infection lab and participate in the teaching of students in microbiology. She belongs to the research group G11 Gade. If you want to say hi and welcome, Helene will be at the laboratory on the 5th floor, or she can be contacted by mail: Helene.Sandnes@uib.no
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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 19 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.