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HMS: Hilarious Merry Society to meet in the University Aula 2nd of December

Jone Trovik, portrett til disputasLinda Eide (the one with the matching tracksuit and “Norske attraksjoner”) will contribute with the lecture “La deg begeistre!” (Be inspired!) The Grieg Academy sets the tone for a more balanced mood.

What does this have to do with HMS (Health-Milieu-Safety)? Of course this is well-founded; after all we are academic staff:

Health: “Humor is the best medicine,” though with some reservation, see (1, 2).

Milieu: To meet in the Aulas magnificent environment facilitates communication / interaction both with close and often somewhat distant colleagues in K2.

Safety: Will be attended there and then (instant security; escape routes will probably be demonstrated). The fact that we become better acquainted with each other and practice communication will undoubtedly contribute to increased safety when we are back at the respective workplaces.

We will be presented with the Working environment survey conducted in 2015. Based on the results of this survey thereafter we will work in groups and discuss what each of us can do to contribute to further development.

The HMS department will also hold more targeted posts, and there will be a good lunch (from Godt Brød)! Food as medicine was however too extensive to include in the reference list ….



1. R.E. Ferner og J.K. Aronson: Laughter and MIRTH (Methodical Investigation of Risibility, Therapeutic and Harmful): narrative synthesis, British Medical Journal 2013; 347
2. Svebak S: Forlenger god latter livet? Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1997; 117: 4360-1


New Names

We present Dr. Indu Dhar, Postdoctoral fellow at KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes research, Department of Clinical Science. Indu started with her postdoctoral project in August 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Ottar Kjell Nygård. If anyone wants to say hello, you can find her in the 4th floor in the lab building.

Inspection of auditoriums and classrooms

Ingvild Jonsvoll from the K2 reception has started with an inspection of the University auditoriums in Sentralblokken, KK and BKB 1-2 times a month, to check that the IT equipment work and that there are enough chalk, etc. in the rooms. She also ensures that the auditoriums have updated contact information to both IT Assistant and the K2 reception.
The reception by Ingvild can be contacted if there are lacks in equipment other than the IT equipment.

Contact Ingvild if you have suggestions or questions regarding this inspection.

Midwayevaluations week 46

Maria Omsland
Thursday November 12th at 09:00-10:00
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2. 5th Floor Laboratory building
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Guro Kristin Melve
Thursday November 12th. at 12:45-13:45
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2. 5th Floor Laboratory building
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Kai Triebner
Thursday November 12th. at 14:45-15:45
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2. 5th Floor Laboratory building
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Public PhD Defense, Week 46

brannsether-ellingsen_benteBente Brannsether- Ellingsen  will defend her PhD thesis on Friday November 13, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday, November 13, 2015, 09:15
Topic: “Pubertal timing; secular trends, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects”
Place: Aulaen, 2. etasje Sydbygg, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Public defense: Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:30
Place: Aulaen, 2. etasje Sydbygg, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: “Overweight and obesity in children: a study of weight-related anthropometric variables in childhood”
1st opponent:Professor Anders Juul, Universitetet i København, Danmark
2nd opponent:Førsteamanuensis Rønnaug Ødegård, NTNU, Trondheim

Press release (in Norwegain)

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.

Salivary IgA from the sublingual compartment as a novel noninvasive proxy for intestinal immune induction.
Aase A, Sommerfelt H, Petersen LB, Bolstad M, Cox RJ, Langeland N, Guttormsen AB, Steinsland H, Skrede S, Brandtzaeg P.
Mucosal Immunol. 2015 Oct 28.

Circulating Concentrations of Vitamin B6 and Kidney Cancer Prognosis: A Prospective Case-Cohort Study.
Muller DC, Johansson M, Zaridze D, Moukeria A, Janout V, Holcatova I, Navratilova M, Mates D, Midttun Ø, Ueland PM, Brennan P, Scelo G.
PLoS One. 2015 Oct 27;10(10):e0140677.

A genome-wide analysis of the response to inhaled β2-agonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Hardin M, Cho MH, McDonald ML, Wan E, Lomas DA, Coxson HO, MacNee W, Vestbo J, Yates JC, Agusti A, Calverley PM, Celli B, Crim C, Rennard S, Wouters E, Bakke P, Bhatt SP, Kim V, Ramsdell J, Regan EA, Make BJ, Hokanson JE, Crapo JD, Beaty TH, Hersh CP; ECLIPSE and COPDGene Investigators; COPDGene Investigators—clinical centers; COPDGene Investigators-clinical centers.
Pharmacogenomics J. 2015 Oct 27.

Metabolic Tumor Volume on 18F-FDG PET/CT Improves Preoperative Identification of High-Risk Endometrial Carcinoma Patients.
Husby JA, Reitan BC, Biermann M, Trovik J, Bjørge L, Magnussen IJ, Salvesen ØO, Salvesen HB, Haldorsen IS.
J Nucl Med. 2015 Aug;56(8):1191-8.

HIV patients with latent tuberculosis living in a low-endemic country do not develop active disease during a 2 year follow-up; a Norwegian prospective multicenter study.
Pullar ND, Steinum H, Bruun JN, Dyrhol-Riise AM.
BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 17;14:667.