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Instituttseminar – 24. mars kl. 13:00

Wednesday March 24th, at 13:00

13:00 – 13:45  ; The alarmin HMGB1, inflammation and arthritis – knowledge today and visions for the future
Professor og overlege Helena Erlandsson Harris, Institutionen för Medicin, Karolinska institutet

14:00 – 14:45; Towards personalized therapies for inflammatory diseases
Professor Silke Appel, Klinisk institutt 2/Broegelmanns forskningslaboratorium

Link to the seminar:
https://uib.zoom.us/j/62698232708?pwd=ZTEyZW95TjhJSkxWZGNFV0xuckFTUT09

Welcome!

(Norsk) Disputas – Jon Espen Dale, torsdag 25. mars 2021

Trial lecture:      25. mars 2021 kl. 10.15
Subject:                “Proton therapy for head and neck cancer”

Dissertation:       25. mars 2021 kl. 12.15
Title:      “Dose Constraints for important Organs at Risk in the Head and Neck Region for Carbon Ion Radiotherapy optimized with the Local Effect Model I (LEM I)”

  1. opponent: Professor Cai Grau, Aarhus University, Denmark
  2. opponent: Ph.d. Markus Stock, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  3. medlem av komiteen: Professor Ingfrid Salvesen Haldorsen, Universitetet i Bergen

Custos: professor Einar K. Kristoffersen

Open for all; Digitalt møterom

Pressemelding

Dissertation – Anne Katrine Bergland, Friday 26th of March

Foto: Svein Lunde

Trial lecture:      March 26th, at 09.15

Subject:                “Kognitiv svikt som følge av kronisk traumatisk hjerneskade – mekanismer, klinisk utredning og forløp”

Dissertation:                     March 26th , at 11.00

 

Subject:      “Cognitive impairment – role of vascular risk factors and lipid alterations for development and progression”

  1. opponent: Professor II Börje Bjelke, Universitetet i Oslo
  2. opponent: Førsteamanuensis Rannveig Sakshaug Eldholm, NTNU
  3. medlem av komiteen: Professor II Lasse Gøransson, Universitetet i Bergen

Custos:  professor Dennis Nilsen.

Open for all; Digitalt møterom

Pressemelding

Why you should spend 15 minutes on ARK

You may have noticed in passing in K2-news, or in the meeting notice I forwarded? This week marked the start of the work and climate survey (ARK) at UiB.

The last time we responded to ARK was in 2019. At that time, the survey was conducted for a few units only. This time, the entire UiB will implement ARK at the same time. There have also been digital kick-off meetings under the direction of MEDFAK this week, both in Norwegian and English. On Monday 08/03, all our employees in a 20% position or more received an e-mail with an individual link to the questionnaire. I hope you all will take the time to go through the form.

When the corona shutdown started exactly one year ago, K2 had two smaller, local surveys about how you all were coping with the restrictions. The surveys were anonymous, and I read through all the feedback we received. The feedback was direct and honest, positive as well as negative, and these are exactly the kind of feedback we need to be able to work with what works and does not work in our work environment. ARK is a new opportunity to give us input on what we can do better and what works well. The working environment at K2 is valuable for all of us, and it is well worth spending 15 minutes on.

The deadline for responses is March 29, but why wait? The results are ready in mid-April, and the first follow-up meeting is already scheduled for 21 April.

Thank you for caring about our work environment and for taking the time to respond to ARK.

Many greetings from Julie

Dissertation – Ninnie Helen Bakken Oehme, Friday March 19th

Trial lecture:      Friday March 19th, 9:15

Subject:                “Definition and causes of delayed puberty in boys”

Disputas:                     Friday  March 19th, at 11:15

Title:      “Pubertal development in Norwegian boys. Ultrasound assessment of testicular volume, hormonal references, and association with anthropometric measurements”

 

1. opponent: Professor Ken Ong, University of Cambridge, Storbritannia
2. opponent: Forsker Lise Aksglaede, Copenhagen University Hospital, Danmark
3. medlem of the comitee: Førsteamanuensis Marianne Øksnes, Universitetet i Bergen

Custos: Professor Francisco Gomez Real.

Open for all ; Digitalt møterom 

Valg av rektor og prorektor og nye medlemmer til universitetsstyret

In norwegian only.

 

Rektorvalget ved Universitetet i Bergen skal gjennomføres 22. – 25. mars 2021. Den neste rektorperioden starter 1. august 2021, og varer i fire år. Les mer om valget her: uib.no/valg

Tirsdag 9/3 kl 14-16 blir det digitalt allmøte på MED hvor de to rektorlagene med rektorkandidatene i spissen vil presentere seg og svare på spørsmål fra oss på MED.

Hold av tidspunktet 9/3 kl 14-16. Lenke til møtet kommer i egen mail.

Det blir anledning til å høre om hva de tenker om våre utfordringer på MED og få svar på spørsmål du lurer på. I tillegg vil aktiv deltakelse fra oss på dette møtet bidra til å sette MED på kartet og synliggjøre våre saker uansett hvem som vinner rektorvalget.

Du trenger ikke melde deg på, og tenk gjerne på spørsmål du ønsker svar på. Ikke minst benytt muligheten til å avklare hvem av de to rektorlagene du vil stemme på.

De to lagene er:

Rektorkandidat Oddrun Samdal med prorektorkandidat Nils Gunnar Kvamstø

https://www.uib.no/ledelsen/142572/team-hagen

Rektorkandidat Margareth Hagen med prorektorkandidat Pinar Heggernes

https://www.uib.no/ledelsen/142571/team-samdal

Mer informasjon finner du i videoen nedenfor der Margareth Hagen og Oddrun Samdal stilte med sine prorektorkandidater og svarte på spørsmål. https://www.uib.no/aktuelt/142569/kandidatpresentasjon-og-valgm%C3%B8te

Til slutt vil jeg oppfordre alle om å stemme ved valget.

God helg og godt valg!

Pål R. Njølstad

OSKE juni 2021

Nå har arbeidet med OSKE i juni startet. I juni trenger vi hjelp fra administrative ansatte både til OSKE i MED12 9. juni og OSKE i MED6 16. juni. I MED6 er det et større antall studenter som skal ha eksamen enn i MED12, så her er det behov for flere ansatte. I påmeldingsskjemaet velger du hvilken eksamen og hvilke dager du kan delta. Vi ønsker at de som er på sløyfer kan være med å rigge (og rydde) den sløyfen de skal være på.

Påmeldingsskjema: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=9904453

Vi ønsker å få på plass sløyfene i god tid før OSKE, og det er derfor ønskelig med tilbakemelding seinest 22. mars 2021.

Spørsmål?

Ta kontakt med

Lise S. Amble for OSKE i MED6 og/eller Dina-Kristin Midtflø for OSKE i MED12

Ps. Har dere fått med dere denne: https://www.uib.no/med/142448/160-medisinstudenter-gikk-opp-til-praktisk-eksamen 🙂

Hilsen

Lise og Dina

Time for ARK again!

ARK is an working environment survey that is conducted for all employees at UiB every 3 years. This is the second time, and a questionnaire will be sent out in March.

ARK is an management tool, a participation arena, and a research database.

The purpose of the survey is to gain insight into what the working environment is about for us, and how we can facilitate and further develop a good working environment. To get the most out of the survey, it is important that everyone:

-Responds to the survey

-Reads through and reflects on the report when it arrives

-Actively participates in discussions and forums where ARK is a topic.

-Contribute to measures for a better working environment

We plan to go through the main points in the ARK survey at the K2 Retreat 2021, which we hope to be able to arrange this autumn. There will also be a review for the various subgroups of employees.

Enjoy your weekend!

OSCE6: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THE EFFORT

The practical station exam OSCE8 for medical students should actually have been completed in June 2020, but this was postponed until February 2nd due to the corona pandemic. Although there was sufficient time to plan the exam, for many it was still a hectic rush last week.

There are several reasons for this. The ROSA analysis was delayed, there were new challenges in the infection situation, and there were personnel challenges partly due to many sick leaves at the study section K1 / K2 in the most critical phase, but also due to the need for extra reserve personnel if someone urgently had to be quarantined. Nevertheless, OSKE8 was carried out, and my impression is that it happened in a very good way, professionally, administratively, and in terms of infection control. It was just extremely impressive! And the students were very happy that the exam could be completed!

Many of you in a very short time lined up as extra markers, examiners, examiners and administrative people, and many worked day – and in fact night – to facilitate the exam. There is certainly a lot we can learn from this round and which we should probably address in the next round this spring when OSKE8 and OSKE12 will be held again, but I want to praise all of you who lined up, both electively and ad hoc, so that this became possible. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!!

Have a great weekend. Hope you have a surplus in your mental account for a ski trip or two J

Congratulations!

Dear Researchers of the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1), Department of Clinical Science (K2), and Helse-Vest,

The week of the 15th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine has finished with great success.

Despite the limitations coming with a pandemic, we had a satisfactory number of participants in Research School Presentations 2021.

On the first day of the event, 23 projects were presented as a Poster Presentation in three sessions: Diabetes/Obesity/Nutrition, Cardiovascular/Pulmonology/GE, and QoL/Neurologic/Genetic/Basic Science.

The second day of the event was held with 13 projects presented as an Oral Presentation in three sessions:  Basic Science/Cellular, Epidemiology/Clinical Trials, and Cancer/Autoimmunity.

All projects were awarded a Certificate for Successful Participation.

Three projects presented by PhD candidates were awarded “The Best Poster Presentation Award”

  • First place winner:  10 000 NOK

Philipp Strauss: “Transcriptomic Characterization of Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients with Progressive Disease Despite Low Initial Risk of Progression”

  • Second place winner: 5000 NOK

Martha Haugstøyl: “Pro-inflammatory adipose tissue macrophages are associated with insulin resistance in morbidly obese subjects”

  • Third place winner: 3000 NOK

Tonje Bårdsen: “Lung function in extremely preterm born adults over three decades”

Three projects presented by PhD candidates were awarded “The Best Oral Presentation Award”

  • First place winner:  10 000 NOK

Karine Eid: “Perinatal Depression and Anxiety in Women with MS: A Population-Based Cohort Study”

  • Second place winner: 5000 NOK

Elvira García de Jalón: “Repurposing 18F-FMISO for clinical PET/CT imaging of nitroreductase gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy”

  • Third place winner: 3000 NOK

Vibeke Fosse: “CD24-targeted intraoperative fluorescence image-guided surgery leads to improved cytoreduction of ovarian cancer in a preclinical orthotopic surgical model”

Projects presented by Postdoctoral Researchers/Scientists were nominated for the “Open Class Award”

  • Open Class Award: 10 000 NOK

Helga Midtbø: “Fitness is associated with lower inflammatory markers in obesity: The FATCOR study”

Project received the most votes from the audience was awarded “The People’s Choice Award”

  • “The People’s Choice Award”:

Aishwarya Pavithram: “Functional characterization of HNF1B variants enhance precision medicine in diabetes”

For more details about presented Projects and Award Ceremony, please,  see the files attached to this email.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend our congratulations to all participants and winners.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you and your projects in the 16th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine in January 2022.

Sincerely,

Mona, Nils, and Nigar

 

New round of KG Jebsen centers for medical research

A new round of KG Jebsen Centers for Medical Research(https://stiftkgj.no/hvem-vi-er/utlysninger/) is now being announced.  The foundation says it will create two new centers from 2022.

Together with Helse Bergen, the Faculty of Medicine can submit 4 applications to the foundation with an application deadline of May 6. We must therefore have an internal process with fairly short deadlines to select the 4 initiatives invited to the full application (see below). In cooperation with Renate Grüner (research director at Haukeland), Marit Bakke has created a template that is mandatory in the prequalification round  and an evaluation form to be used by the external committee for the sketches in the prequalification round (LINK). The application template and evaluation form are based on what is used by the foundation, but it is still encouraged to read the application form/evaluation criteria to be used for the applications in the second round also now in the first place so that you know what the foundation emphasizes. An application to KGJ must be more focused than an SFF, and the translational aspect must be clear.  Prequalification applications that do not use the specified template or that are missing attachments, or that come in after the deadline will not be considered.

Here’s the plan for this year’s announcement:

  1. January 2021: Announcement published
  2. March 1, 2021 (12:00): Deadline for prequalification application
  3. March 1, 2021: Prequalification applications are submitted to external committee (3 international evaluators)
  4. March 23: Feedback from the committee
  5. No later than March 26: Invitation to 4 academic environment for full application
  6. May 6: Final application deadline for full application
  7. You will find the KGJ Foundation’s further schedule in the announcement text.

Attatched:

  1. KGJ-MED_to-be-announced-3

2. Evaluation criteria and template for the prequalification round at The faculty of Medicine

3. Final template for prequalification

4. SKGJ_Research_plan_template_v0-1-2

 

The 15th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine

Dear Researchers of the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1), Department of Clinical Science (K2), and Helse-Vest,

We are happy to announce that, the week of the 15th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine has arrived.

As it was previously announced, due to the COVID19 restrictions, all sessions will be held online. Please, click here to join the meeting.

The conference program will be as follows:

  • Wednesday 27th of January 2021, 08:30 – 13:00 – Poster Presentations
  • Thursday 28th of January 2021, 08:30 – 12:30 – Oral Presentations
  • Friday 29th of January 2021, 12:00 – Award Ceremony

You can find more details about the presentations from the InfoPoster.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Research Presentations 2021.

Yours Sincerely,

Mona, Nils, and Nigar

People’s Choice Award: The 15th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine

Dear Researchers of the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1), Department of Clinical Science (K2), and Helse-Vest,

As in previous years, one project selected based on the votes from the audience will be awarded the “People’s Choice Award”.

Everyone is welcome to participate in voting during the event.

Due to the online fashion of the event, this year votes from the audience will be accepted via online poll.

To support your favorite project, please follow the poll link:

https://doodle.com/poll/ti9pbx2yu6p2i2m8?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Yours Sincerely,

Mona, Nils, and Nigar

Research School Presentation_ InfoPoster 2021

This weeks editorial

Hi everybody!

It is time for the allocation of small research funds (SMÅFORSK). The funds are a joint effort between NFR and UiB. The intention is that the funds should be given to research groups that have not received large grants so that they can start new projects. It can be applied to cover expenses for travel, seminars, courses, materials, technical-administrative assistance and other operating costs.

Requirements for application and criteria for allocation:

– The funds go to researchers who do not have large operating assets already.

– The size of the individual grants is between 15 000-150 000 NOK.

– The funds must be used by 2021  and cannot be transferred.

– Recipients must be active researchers in a permanent scientific position, Prof. II or 1.am. II.

– Recipients must have applied for external funds in recent years.

Since we have experienced that is does not work optimally to limit the application to research group leaders, as last year all permanent scientific employees (including scientific employees in 10-50% position) can apply. It is done via this link (https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=9742569). Deadline is 14.2.2021

Trond Mohn Research Foundation (TMS) has announced a new round of recruitment grants with a final deadline of March 8 2021. Since there is a limit to the number of nominated candidates each department can promote, we ask interested applicants to submit a 1-2 page sketch describing the candidate, project, research community and candidate’s CV (TMS wants a CV of up to three pages that includes the most important and relevant publications).

The internal deadline is February 1 2021. The sketch and CV can be sent to amra.grudic@uib.no and silke.appel@uib.no.

It is worth noting that this scholarship provides an opportunity to bring in external candidates, something both the Foundation and the Faculty of Medicine strongly encourage.

In addition, I want to inform you of the PhD and postdoc positions from the medical faculty for spring 2021. There will be 9 PhD positions (2 of those MNT positions, i.e. reserved for mathematics, natural sciences and technology, and 1 within odontology) and 2 postdoc positions. The ads will be available online and in BT today with an application deadline 14.2.2021.

Have a nice week-end!

Supervisors for main assignments: Think about publishing!

Medical students can write the master’s thesis as an article manuscript, if they and the supervisor so wish. It can be difficult to get the theses up to a level for international publication, so there is no requirement that the manuscript be accepted in the journal for the thesis to be approved. However, the manuscript is required to be submitted for publication.

It is also possible to invest in publication in Norwegian journals. Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association is an opportunity that is highly relevant. In addition, the journal “Kirurgen” has informed us that they are very interested in publishing articles from students. So all supervisors in surgery: also think about the possibility of trying to publish main theses in “Kirurgen”! See «kirurgen.no».
Best regards
Arne Tjølsen

Parking space by Armauer Hansen’s house

Following the closure of Haukelandsbakken, K2 has been allocated 7 parking spaces at Armauer Hansen’s house. These places can be distributed to employees at K2 according to registered needs. You can be allocated a place for one week at a time. Initially, we allocate places for the month of January. Use the attached link to register your needs. In addition to these seats, we will have a guest seat. If you need this, send an email to rose.wiik@uib.no

IMPORTANT REMINDER !!
If you want parking at AHH further, you must apply for parking every week by Thursday at 16.00. You will receive an answer by every Friday at 16.00 if you are allocated a place or not from me.

It is important that I get a message back if you do not use the parking space you are given!!

Regards, Rose!

Many application opportunities in 2021

We have received the results of last year’s applications to the Research Council, but there is no time to rest. The application deadline for groundbreaking research (FRIPRO) is already 10 February, so applicants must report to the department management so that a project economist can be assigned. It is also possible to get help from our research advisor. In addition to FRIPRO, there is also a call for young research talents, persons under the age of 40 years and between 2 and 7 years after PhD. A three-year research project with international mobility is a brilliant opportunity to work and gain experience abroad. In addition, funding is announced for the use of health data for sustainable health and welfare and global health that could suit some of K2’s research groups.

Of larger calls, we find Large interdisciplinary research project and a new call for K.G. Jebsen Centres in translational medical research. The latter has an application deadline in May and is a 2-step process. UiB and HUS have the opportunity to submit an application for 4 centers in this round.

The Norwegian Cancer Society also has an early application deadline this year, namely 10 March. The same date is also the deadline for Helse Vest’s announcement of innovation projects for 2021. You can apply for funding for new projects at your own company or idea transfer between the full companies.

Last but not least, there will be good opportunities to apply for EU funding this year. The new research program Horizon Europe starts this year with the first announcements this autumn. Many of the calls will suit K2’s researchers

We hope all the research groups at K2 will send applications this year.

 

Good luck

 

Eystein

Vice head, K2

Courses in Supervision in the clinical workplace

Available places in Supervision in the clinical workplace – (https://www.uib.no/emne/MEDPVEIL602)

Monday January 25th,  09-12
Monday February 1st, 09-12
Monday February 8th, 09-12

Workshops in creating “Pedagogisk mappe” is offered February 22nd and April 14, 9-12

Ca. 2 houres of preperation must be expected.

Register: https://www.uib.no/med/enhetforl%C3%A6ring/137476/workshops-i-pedagogiske-mapper-h%C3%B8sten-2020

NB! These offers are for all scientific staff across program and department affiliations!

Welcome!

(Norsk) Disputas Noreen Butt

Trial lecture:      Friday 22th of January 2021, at 10:15

Subject:            “What can we do to further reduce mortality from coronary artery disease in Norway?”

Dissertation:                    Friday 22th of January, at 12:15

Subject:      “Inflammation and cardioprotection in ST- elevation myocardial infarction”

  1. opponent: Professor Rune Wiseth, NTNU
  2. opponent: Førsteamanuensis Bjørn Bendz, Universitetet i Oslo
  3. member of the comitee: Professor Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Universitetet i Bergen

The dissertation will be led by professor Hartwig Kørner

Open for all.

Digital meetingroom : https://uib.zoom.us/j/67997099890?pwd=OHNBU3FBSzBoTzRHRjJ6cFZ0ZnBNdz09

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