The Center for Health and Performance Development, CHP, is now a faculty cross-cutting center. The purpose of the center is to strengthen the knowledge areas physical activity, sport, nutrition, performance development and health promotion.”Our next meassure is to open up the lab for accessibility to interested parties in and out of the university. It is our hope that the CHP will constitute a demanded infrastructure for the entire university and not just be a shopping window for IKI. CHP should be a natural hub for all activities in health, nutrition, physical activity and sport, “says Claes Annerstedt, Head of the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science (IKI), which hosts the center.
Jakob Åsberg Johnels, at Gillbergcentrum and University of Gothenburg, is granted SEK 1.2 million from Lennart “Aktiestinsen” Israelsson Research Foundation. In his study he will investigate whether children with dyslexia are looking more closely at others’ mouths to decode speach. The Fund is managed by Royal Academy of Sciences, and is a legacy of Lennart “Aktiestinsen” Israelsson who became famous by building a very large fortune on stock shares. In recent years, he gave away much of his wealth to research and education.
Alessio Degl’ Innocenti has been appointed new head of operations at Gothia Forum. He is Associate Professor of Psychology and active as researcher and supervisor. He has extensive experience in clinical trials, and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a number of yeras. Alessio has been Head of Forensic Psychiatry since 2014, and will take his new office this autumn in agreement with Area 2.
Gothia Forum faces new challenges, not least to achieve a fruitful collaboration between healthcare, academia and industry to contribute to an important life science development in the Region Västra Götaland.
Earlier this summer, former Vice-Chancellor Pam Fredman tasked the Sahlgrenska Academy Board to “commence the preparation process to appoint new Dean and Pro-Dean”. The task then went to the Sahlgrenska Academy Nomination Committee.
The final decision lies with our new Vice-Chancellor, Eva Wiberg, who took office on 1 July. Next step is the Vice-Chancellor’s consultation with the Nomination Committee when everyone is back in office after the holidays. Eric Hanse continues as acting Dean.
More information will follow end of summer.
Marianne Törner receives SEK 574,000 from Afa Insurance for a new popular science book aimed at people working with security development in the construction sector. The book is a joint venture with participants in the research project SveDan, which was based on the fact that fatal accidents in the construction industry are considerably more common in Denmark than in Sweden. According to the project it is due to differences in education systems, working conditions, attitudes, leadership, culture and authority. The book is expected to enable the results of the previous project to be used for practical use in the construction industry.
Helle Wijk, Associate Professor of Nursing at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, is one of the editors of the book Care of Elderly, which is now rewarded with the Honors Award of the Literature Prize. Other editors of the book are Kerstin Blomqvist, Kristianstad University, Anna-Karin Edberg, Kristianstad University, and Marie Ernsth Bravell, Jönköping School of Health. The book successfully combines the latest research results with concrete nursing measures of the elderly. According to the justification, the course book is “a comprehensive foundation that deals with an area of high scientific importance today as well as for many years to come.” The course literature is Sweden’s premier award for the author of new course literature. The honors prize is SEK 50,000.
A new book entitled “Encyclopedia of Football Medicine – Injury Diagnosis and Treatment” has just been published by Thieme. Jón Karlsson, Professor at the Department of Orthopedics, is one of the main authors. It is the second part of the series “Encyclopedia of Football Medicine”, issued in collaboration with UEFA. It contains evidence-based facts about injuries, diagnosis and treatment, and also knowledge about how to prevent damage and doping.
On September 15, all of us are invited to the inauguration and open house of the R-Building, which is a building for research, education and development located in the western parts of Mölndal Hospital. The research activities in the house range widely in orthopedics, covering both occupational orthopedics, biomedical research and research in motion analysis and muscle function. The activities are closely linked to the clinic, and the initiative includes, among other things, a large new motion analysis laboratory in which load and movement under different activities can be evaluated.
Joakim Strömberg, PhD student at the Department of Orthopedics and physician at the Hand Surgery Center at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, has been selected for the International Dupuytren Award 2017 in the category “Clinical Research”. He received the prize for his article “Comparison of Treatment Outcome After Collagenase and Needle Fasciotomy for Dupuytren Conctracture: A Randomized, Single-Blinded, Clinical Trial With a 1-Year Follow-Up.” This article is published in the Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume ), in September 2016. Co-authors of the study were Allan Ibsen-Sörensen and Jan Fridén. Link to information about the award: http://www.dupuytren-online.info/dupuytren_award.html
Jakob Åsberg Johnels at Gillbergcentrum has been awarded SEK 1.2 million from Lennart “Aktiestinsen” Israelsson’s research foundation. The funded study is to investigate whether children with dyslexia pay more attention to others ‘mouths to decode speech: “Does schoolchildren with dyslexia look more at others’ mouths to decode speech, and can visual information from their mouth help them to compensate for phonological difficulties during learning how to read. “