Tag Archives: 16/2016

Input about maintenance and upgrading of classrooms in 2017

The IT department wants input and wishes regarding upgrading of classrooms (primary PC, controller, sound system, projector) in connection with budget planning for 2017. There will be emphasis on universal design of audio – and video solutions. Rooms that can be booked via shared rombooking will be prioritized. Needs and wishes should be reported to irene.hjelmaas@uib.no by 2 May.

Storing of research data on SAFE

Per BakkeThe IT unit at UoB has developed a secure system for handling of sensitive personal information in research. The system is called SAFE. SAFE is the preferred system for all internally and externally financed research projects at UoB handling sensitive personal information. K2 supports this.

K2 research groups which already have data stored at the server at Haukeland University Hospital do not have to move their data, but can still use this server. The important issue is that this kind of data are stored according to the requirements. Storing sensitive personal information at a PC is not allowed, even if the data should be unidentified.

A significant advantage with SAFE is that is allows not only storing but also statistical handling of the data. According to statisticians at IGS, SAFE is very good system. More information about it may be found here (in Norwegian).


Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry certified as Miljøfyrtårn

Tuesday 19 April, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry was certified as a Miljøfyrtårn. This includes the departments, the dental teaching hospital and the faculty administration.This certification is a part of making the whole University of Bergen (UiB) a Miljøfyrtårn this spring, as the first of the major universities in Norway. Read more in this attachment (in Norwegian).

Reminder: Doctoral course at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK)

The doctoral course “Medical Imaginaries: Postcoloniality and Gender in the Medical Humanities” offers an interdisciplinary investigation of the centrality of gender, sexuality, race, colonial ideologies, social justice, global inequality and class to the medical humanities.
The medical humanities has focused largely on how the humanities can contribute to the field of medicine. In this context, attention to literature and the arts has sought to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection, specifically in the arena of medical practice. Continue reading

LæringsfestivalenThis post has not been translated, since the course is mainly going to be held in Norwegian.

Det nærmer seg årets Læringsfestival. Læringsfestivalen er konferansen for alle som er interessert i læring og undervisning på universiteter og høyskoler. Konferansen arrangeres av NTNU i samarbeid med Norgesuniversitetet og finner sted på Realfagsbygget i Trondheim 9. – 10.mai. Årets tema er Studentaktiv læring og teknologi. Continue reading

How to write a dissertation press release?

The University Library has contacted the communications department (and they contacted Bergens Tidende), and we have put in place a seminar on how to write dissertation press releases.

For more information, see this web site and the facebook event for the seminar.
Time: 3 May 1030-1130 am
Venue: Auditorium PI, Johannes Bruns Gate 12, next to the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library

Summer course in Copenhagen – application deadline 1 May 2016

Dear Partner,
We still have available seats on a newly developed interdisciplinary summer course on healthcare innovation within the themes of healthy living and active aging. Besides teachers from University of Copenhagen, students will be taught by faculty members from Erasmus University Rotterdam; Institute of Health Policy and Management and Copenhagen Business School; as well as practitioners from Novo Nordisk, Steno Diabetes Center and DigiRehab ApS.

The course is supported by the EIT Health and has the title:
“Alive and KICking – innovative solutions to aging-related challenges” Continue reading

Day of Immunology April 29

Bergen Branch of Norwegian Society for Immunology (NSI) arranges the annual “Day of Immunology” on April 29, see attachment for programme. Day of Immunology is an international project that is commemorated worldwide.
The headline this year is: “Immunotherapy for Cancer.” The lectures will suit an audience both with and without research experience.

Attachments: Programme

Public PhD Defence, Week 17

guthe_29_04_16Hans Jørgen Timm Guthe will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, April 29th 2016
Trial lecture: Friday, April 29th 2016, 09:15
Topic: ”Behandling av ekstremt premature. Resultater og etiske dilemmaer”
Place: Aud. 1, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Friday, April 29th 2016, 11:15
Place: Aud. 1, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation: ”Transcapillary fluid Balance in children: Methodology and new clinical studies”
1st opponent: Professor Pål Øian, Universitetet i Tromsø
2nd opponent: Overlege, dr.med. Egil Seem, Oslo Universitetssykehus

Press release (in Norwegian)

Public Ph.D Defense, Week

kjetil isaksenKjetil Isaksen will defent his PhD thesis on Friday, April 29th 2016
Trial lecture: Friday, April 29th 2016, 09:15
Topic: ”Tarmflora og hjertesykdommer – hva er status praesens?”
Place: Aulaen, 2. etasje Sydbygget, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Public defense: Friday, April 29th 2016, 10:30
Place: Aulaen, 2. etasje Sydbygget, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: “Exercise training in patients with heart failure and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Review of existing data, shock anxiety, feasibility and effects of an aerobic interval training intervention”
1st opponent: Professor Eva Prescott, Bispebjerg Universitetshospital, København
2nd opponent: Professor Knut Tore Lappegård, Universitetet i Tromsø

Press release (in Norwegian)

New Publications

Based on last week’s search for “Department of Clinical Science AND Bergen”. If you have publications which are not covered by this search, send the reference to elin.opheim@uib.no.

Autoimmune regulator and self-tolerance – molecular and clinical aspects.
Abramson J, Husebye ES.
Immunol Rev. 2016 May;271(1):127-40.

Optimal Acquisition Settings for Speckle Tracking Echocardiography-Derived Strains in Infants: An In Vitro Study.
Khan U, Hjertaas JJ, Greve G, Matre K.
Ultrasound Med Biol. 2016 Apr 13.

Associations between the MDM2 promoter P1 polymorphism del1518 (rs3730485) and incidence of cancer of the breast, lung, colon and prostate.
Gansmo LB, Vatten L, Romundstad P, Hveem K, Ryan BM, Harris CC, Knappskog S, Lønning PE.
Oncotarget. 2016 Apr 12.

Common and rare forms of diabetes mellitus: towards a continuum of diabetes subtypes.
Flannick J, Johansson S, Njølstad PR.
Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2016 Apr 15.

Detection of enterotoxigenic E. coli in hospitalised children with and without diarrhoea in Blantyre, Malawi.
Prajapati S, Upadhyay K, Mukherjee A, Kabra SK, Lodha R, Singh V, Grewal HM, Singh S; Delhi Pediatric TB Study Group.
Paediatr Int Child Health. 2016 Jan 12:1-5

MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Epidemiology, Quality of Life and Complications of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency:a review.
Bensing S, Hulting AL, Husebye ES, Kämpe O, Løvås K.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2016 Apr 11.