Daily Archives: Friday June 12th, 2020

Ready for take-off

The new structure with teaching groups and teaching group leaders – UGLE – was adopted in January and is effectuated as of 1st August. Teaching is an important task for K2. We contribute heavily to teaching in the study programs for particular medicine, but also pharmacy, dentistry, nutrition and other educations. We hope that the new organization will highlight teaching as part of our mission in line with research, and contribute to a better overview of our teaching resources.

Despite a new name, the content is not radically new: this structure is largely a formalization of an informal, existing structure. We have partially “stolen” the UGLE name and structure from IGS, who has worked extensively with the development of its teaching and brought home several awards in pedagogy as a result. Maybe we can give them stronger competition?

The purpose of the organization is to establish a clear contact person for questions and clarifications related to teaching in the department’s disciplines (teaching groups). UGLE, head of a teaching group, has delegated responsibility to distribute teaching among the members of its teaching group and acts as contact person in the work of exam planning. In addition, UGLE is the central link between the teaching group and the semester boards, clinical departments and department management. It is right and important that there is a person who is close to and knows the academic environment that ensures that the teaching tasks are distributed in the best possible way, so that our students benefit accordingly.

The responsibility as a UGLE provides a good opportunity to influence the form and content of the teaching. Equally important is the good cooperation in the teaching groups between everyone who contributes to the teaching, so that together we can work fruitfully to renew, coordinate and improve the teaching.

I would like to extend a warm thanks to our recently departing head of education, Jone Trovik, who put a lot of effort into putting the UGLE structure in place. I am fortunate to be able to take over the baton as head of teaching as we slip into the “charm stage” – it will be exciting when we now words into action together! To get started, all UGLE are invited to a kick-off seminar on Tuesday 16 June.

Furthermore, I would like to mention that the faculty is now announcing the merit scheme for outstanding educators, see separate case in K2Nytt – will K2 have its first “Outstanding educator”?

Norwegian: Status som merittert underviser – utlysning 2020

Som et ledd i arbeidet for studiekvalitet har fakultetsstyret opprettet en meritteringsordning for fremragende undervisere ved Det medisinske fakultet.

Fakultetet inviterer med dette sine undervisere til å søke om å bli tildelt merittert undervisningsstatus. Merittert status tildeles vitenskapelig ansatte som har vist betydningsfull innsats for å sikre utdanningskvalitet i bred forstand.

Søknadsfrist er 1. september 2020.

For mer informasjon om meritteringsordningen og søknadskravene se: Utlysning meritteringsordning 2020 og Krav til søknad om status som merittert underviser

PhD defense – Bente Silnes Tandberg

Bente Silnes Tandberg  will defend her PhD thesis on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Trial lecture: Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 10.15

Topic: «Premature barn – kjønnsforskjeller i sykelighet, vekst og ernæring»

Place: https://tinyurl.com/BenteSilnesTandberg

Public defense: Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 12.15

Title of dissertation: «Impact of Single-Family Room design on very preterm infants and their parents»

Place: https://tinyurl.com/BenteSilnesTandberg

1st opponent: Professor Claus Klingenberg, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

2nd opponent: Ph.d. Ylva Thernström Blomqvist, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Sverige

3rd member of the committee: Førsteamanuensis Elham Baghestan, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor Thomas Halvorsen

PhD defense – Ragnhild Haugse

Ragnhild Haugse will defend her PhD thesis on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Trial lecture: Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 13.15

Topic: «Molecular mechanisms of sonoporation in cancer therapy. Optimization of sonoporation parameters and investigations of intracellular signalling»

Place: https://tinyurl.com/RagnhildHaugse

Public defense: Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 15.15

Title of dissertation: «Endothelial cell signaling and sonoporation»

Place: https://tinyurl.com/RagnhildHaugse

1st opponent: Professor Christy K. Holland, University of Cincinnati, USA

2nd opponent: Professor Alfred Yu, University of Waterloo, Canada

3rd member of the committee: Professor Trygve Hausken, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor Silke Appel

This week`s employee – Kristin Moberg Aakre

What you’re working on?
I am a specialist in medical biochemistry and work in a position as chief physician at the Hormone Laboratory at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Pharmacology and as assistant associate professor at K2. This is a good combination, as there are still interesting issues in the senior doctor’s job that I can develop in the field of the investigation. In recent years, my focus has been on heart markers especially. how we can use these for fast, but at the same time safe, diagnostics of acute coronary syndrome. Together with good colleagues, I am responsible for conducting two major clinical trials that investigate this, these are funded by Helse-Bergen, the Cooperation Body in Helse-Vest and trond mohn foundation. I also work with the prognostic value of heart markers. In addition, I am working to determine the biological variation of biomarkers in various national and international collaborative projects.
An example of the synergy effect in the combined position is that the mystified of the work in the laboratory is designed to ensure good quality. The issues often have to be suppressed in the event of larger or smaller attempts and we try to put things up so systematically that we can publish the results afterwards. We can and collect anonymised laboratory data from Haukeland University Hospital, right, to investigate the effect of analysis quality on patient care.
In addition to researching student education for medical biochemistry and is a legal tenant for phire PhD student and a research line student.

What do you like to work with at k2?
I really like working at K2 because through research I get a lot of ability to develop myself professionally. I feel like I’m learning enough new and having something to reach for, it gives me energy. The investigation also allows me to meet colleagues at various stages of my career, from students to professors, and at many different institutions. Working together across is very instructive. The work at K2 also allows me to access courses in education and straight renting, which is also developed beyond the purely academic. Through teaching, I meet talented and curious students, and it is nice to be able to help them gain knowledge of laboratory analyzer and laboratory life. It is very good to work with straight hire and so colleagues grow and develop academic self-accommodations.
It is nice to work at K2, I experience my colleagues both in knowledge and administrative positions as knowledgeable, helpable and dedicated, which makes it always nice to go to work.

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 11 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 Oda Barth Vedøy.

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