A milestone - €150 million from H2020 in Norwegian.
MED-nytt, no. 7 – 2020
In this edition of MED News, you can read about how extremely valued your efforts have been this spring. Faculty management awards two digitalis purpurea, one for researchers and lecturers and one for technical and administrative staff. You can also read about: University of Copenhagen joins the School of Health Innovation, which has recently opened new course registrations. Fresh facts and figures. MED is a partner in two new centres for research-based innovation. And lots more besides.
Digitalis purpurea awarded to our researchers and lecturers
The faculty management would like to award a virtual flower to the faculty researchers and educators for the skilful and effective manner in which they handled the new teaching situation, as well as research activities and writing applications to the best of their abilities under completely different conditions to normal.
Digitalis purpurea for technical and administrative staff
The faculty management would like to award a virtual foxglove to all technical and administrative staff for their outstanding efforts during this coronavirus spring. Awarded to YOU by the Faculty Director and the administrative heads of the departments and NCMM!
Nordic health researchers learning to become innovators
The University of Copenhagen is now becoming part of the School of Health Innovation in conjunction with UiO, NTNU and Karolinska Instituttet. This will benefit patients, the healthcare services and society through better treatment and new medications. Read the full article in Norwegian.
Also, be sure to notice:
The School of Health Innovation has opened admission to: Course 2: Entrepeneurship in Healthcare. The main purpose of this course is for you as a researcher to meet with and learn from entrepreneurs in the life sciences. Topics include commercialisation of research outcomes and how to create a good business plan.
Fresh figures and facts for 2019
The websites for our key figures have been updated. Key figures are the figures we use in presentations and when discussing the faculty. The figures are updated using fixed procedures applicable to all units at UiO, ensuring that everyone is talking about the same figures. Ivar Alver has strict control of facts and figures relating to the faculty. This year, the quality assurance of the figures took place from his home office.
Read Alver’s explanations about the background to the figures (in Norwegian).
MED faculty partnering in two new centres for research-based innovation
Professor Arnoldo Frigessi (IMB) is a partner in the Smartforest centre for research-based innovation: Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sector, which looks at the digital revolution in the forest sector. The centre is owned by NIBIO and the MED faculty is a partner.
Førsteamanuensis Kristina Haugaa (Klinmed) is the leader of the Precision Health Center for optimized cardiac care (ProCardio) centre for research-based innovation, which looks at the use of artificial intelligence in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The centre is owned by OUS and the MED faculty is a partner.
- Kristina Haugaa is the leader of a new centre for research-based innovation (in Norwegian).
- New centres for research-based innovation: UiO coordinates one centre and is a partner in six (in Norwegian).
The Student Organisation for Medical Innovation (SMI) has designed a study in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical (MED). They will investigate how bachelor’s degree students in health management, master’s students in nutrition, the professional study programme in medicine or one of our six master’s programmes in healthcare have experienced teaching during the spring of 2020.
The experiences and opinions collected from the study will help the faculty bring the positive elements of teaching during the coronavirus spring into its work to improve the teaching programme. Information issued to students:
Help develop teaching at the Faculty of Medicine (in Norwegian).
A live study with active students
Medical studies are not characterised by 200-year old teaching methods. Instead of evaluating the curriculum as planned, we had to adjust to new digital teaching methods. Dean Ivar Gladhaug and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Elin Olaug Rosvold, respond to criticism from the Medical Student Committee. None of these challenges are new to those of us who manage the Faculty of Medicine, they write in their response to student Oline Marie Sæther in Khrono.
Read the article in full: A living course of study.
Information for employees
Coronavirus situation. See information from the faculty on our site for information about the coronavirus outbreak.
Uniforum: Svein Stølen is looking forward to the complete physical reopening of UiO (in Norwegian)
NCMM is seeking new partners – Researchers at an early stage of their career or established researchers looking to become associated with NCMM and who are interested in collaborating with the centre. Deadline i august.
The Rector's blogg:
Agenda for the faculty board meeting on 17 June (in Norwegian).
Minutes from the management forum on 2 June (in Norwegian).
- See all deadlines for applications for research funding under Funding opportunities.
- Award announcements: Keep abreast of the annual cycle for award announcements.
- Deadline to register as a host for Scientia Fellows call 2B, 5 August.
- Application deadline for ERC AdG 26 August.
- Nominations for the Olav Thon Awards 2021: Nominate your candidate or apply for research funding by 1 September. Note: This year, the Nordic Research Prize is focusing on reparative medicine.
- The International Olav Thon Prize has a deadline of 15 September. Note: This year, there is a focus on gerontology as well as studies of brain function and age-related changes in the brain.
Courses and events
See UiO's course calendar for an overview of all currently available courses.
Updated overview: Upcoming public defences
- The School of Health Innovation: Course 2: Entrepreneurship in Healthcare: Learn how to develop a research idea into a new company from experienced entrepreneurs, life science executives and academics. Deadline: 1 July
- The infection prevention and control course is mandatory for anyone who will be physically present and working or studying at UiO premises during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courses are taught in both Norwegian and English. You can take the course either as 15 minutes of e-learning or via Zoom (the Zoom course has a duration of one hour).
- UB: Take a look at the Zoom academic supervisor service! Are you working on an assignment, a project, or a thesis? Do you need help or guidance to search for literature and manage references? The academic supervisor service will be pleased to help you.
- UB: Courses in EndNote and PubMed. Digital courses in June.
The Medicine Blog: We need every blood type, including yours! by Geir Hetland. Why can people with blood type A not give blood to people with blood type B? And when there are universal donors, why do we need the other blood types?
The Norwegian Cancer Society: Food against cancer during the time of coronavirus Webinar with Rune Blomhoff at the Varde Centre at Oslo University Hospital. He will answer questions relating to food and diet.