Daily Archives: Friday May 10th, 2019

The Teaching Day 2019

As is well known, K2 and K1 have a joint student administration. May 7, we had the annual Teaching Day. Although the attendance was good, it could certainly have been even better. I ask that more people set aside the next day – because the program was important and useful.

Eirik Søfteland (K1) first informed about how OSCE (objective structured clinical exam) in 2018 for the 6th semester was organized and implemented. Well over 300 people were involved in it. Although the OSCE day itself was a logistical challenge to complete both the practical and theoretical evaluation of all the students on the same day, it was without doubt the planning of this which was the biggest challenge. And it actually went smoothly without any special problems! A big thank you to everyone, especially the “OSCE General” Ketil Grong (K2) and Eirik Søfteland (K1).

Responsible for the implementation of this year’s OSCE for the 12th semester is Rune Nielsen (K2). He explained the plans. The date is Thursday, June 6th. This date, all K2 employees must in principle set aside in case they are needed for the implementation of this year’s OSCE. In any case, more examiners are needed. I participated as examinator last year and it was interesting, exciting, and fun. Come on: ask not what K2 can do for you, ask what you can do for K2!

Dean of Teaching Steinar Hunskår informed about the proposed qualification scheme for Outstanding Teachers and how K2 can implement this. In the future, there will be more focus on documented teaching – not just quantity but also quality. Everyone with an academic position must build up a teaching portfolio. Collect documentation about eg. invited lectures, presentations at meetings and seminars, lectures and group teaching, organization of teaching, and others’ evaluation of your efforts. The proposed accreditation scheme will, according to given criteria, designate people who excel especially for the title of Outstanding Teachers. In addition to their status, they will be provided with higher salaries. The proposal is now for review at the Departments. Be active and share your opinion on this matter! Send input directly to Julie Stavnes.

After lunch, Jone Trovik, Ingfrid Salvesen Haldorsen (K1) and Hans Kristian Flaatten (K1) demonstrated team-based learning (TBL). Participants on the Teaching Day were divided into groups for a TBL session where we used Socrative and at the same time learned multiple choice assignments. This was practical and very useful, and at least I learned a lot that I did not know before. A practical limitation on Socrative is that the free version can involve a maximum of 50 students. We are now investigating whether it is possible to purchase a common license for all teachers at K2 and K1 and where one can involve up to 150 students.

This year’s Teaching Award went to Bjørg Tilde Svanes Fevang (K2) and Anders Molven (K1). Congratulations to both – well deserved! In addition to honour and glory, the K2 Teaching Award comes with NOK 50.000.

A big thank you to the Vice Directors Jone Trovik and Ingfrid Salvesen Haldorsen (K1) for a well-executed teaching day. I certainly look forward to next time!

(Norwegian) HMS-kurs for ledere

Til instituttene, ber instituttledere og seksjonsledere som ikke har tatt obligatoriske kurs, prioritere dette nå.

I tillegg til instituttledere og administrasjonssjefer skal alle ledere som har delegerte personal- og HMS-oppgaver ta kurset.

I tillegg ber vi ledere so har tatt kurset før 2015 om å ta kurset igjen for oppfriskning.

Påmeldingsfrist for vårens kurs er 27.mai.

Mer info her.

Announcement – Marie Sklodowska-Curie, Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)

About the program

The announcement for MSCA-IF is now open with a deadline 11 September 2019. The program supports talented and promising early stage researchers and applicants can come from around the world. MSCA-IF is open to all scientific disciplines with a bottom-up approach meaning that the applicant decides the research theme for the project. Two types of stipend exist, one where applicants can come to UiB for two years and another where researchers can travel to institutions outside Europe for two years and come back to UiB the third year.

Further information about the program can be found on the following pages: Guide for Applicants and Funding and Tenders Opportunities Portal.

FA offers MSCA-IF course

The Division of Research Management at UiB is, together with the faculties, in the process of setting up a plan for how to support researchers in the preparation of the application. A one-day course for MSCA-IF applicants and their mentors is scheduled on 28 May at 09.00-16.00. Here is la link to the application form for the course and the course program.

The course will be streamed via a Webinar and you will be able to participate online even if you have not signed up for the course in time or cannot come to Bergen.

UiB would like to have an overview of potential applicants in order to organize the application process. If you have relevant candidates please send an e-mail to amra.grudic@uib.no by 19 May.

(Norwegian) Utlysning av midler fra Epidemisk avdelings videnskapelige fond, Haukeland universitetssykehus

Fondet vil dele ut midler i henhold til fondets formål med inntil NOK 50000 per søknad.

Det kan søkes om midler til «videnskabelig arbeide på de epidemiske sykdommers gebet» inkludert studiereiser og utstyr knyttet til Infeksjonsseksjonen, Haukeland Universitetssjukehus.

Søknad sendes til Alfred Halstensen.

Søknadsfristen:  20. mai 2019

New publication

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 2 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 Hege F. Berg.

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