In royal presence in Bangkok, Professor Jan Holmgren and John Clemens have now received Prince Mahidol’s Award in Public Health. The prize has been awarded since 1992 and is the largest to be awarded in global health. Jan Holmgren and John Clemens receive the award for their pioneering research on “development, evaluation and introduction of effective vaccines for combating cholera”. Here you can see an interview with the prize winners from the dividend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98mWNvZ7xtI&feature=youtu.be
Professor Claes Ohlsson at the Institute of Medicine, receives SEK 2 million from Torsten Söderberg’s foundation for research on a new mechanism for regulating body weight. In the project, researchers are working on some of the results presented in an article in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) just over a year ago. Put simply, the results indicated that the body has its own kind of bathroom scales, where the body’s weight is registered in the legs, which generates a signal to the brain that we should eat less and keep the weight constant.
HONORARY DOCTOR. All staff at Sahlgrenska Academy may nominate honorary doctorates. The appointments are evidence of the faculty’s appreciation, and a way to strengthen our national and international network of contacts. The deadline for nominations is April 8, 2019.
The Sahlgrenska Academy Board decides on who will be appointed Honorary Doctor in 2018. Many of our honorary doctorates are appointed because of their direct importance to research or education at our faculty, but we can also designate persons who contributed to the formation of knowledge within the faculty’s field of operations in other ways.
Here are the rules for appointment (in Swedish): https://gubox.box.com/s/l5tra6s1fdk8558h3rdakktpg1b9czv4. Nominate by sending the filled-out pdf-form to Head of Faculty Office Margareta Rorsman (email@example.com), by Monday April 8, 2019.
During the spring term of 2019, subscribers of Akademiliv will receive the regular newsletter every week starting Wednesday, January 16, until Wednesday, June 19. However, the newsletter is planned to skip three weeks: February 13 (sports holidays), April 17 (Easter holidays), and May 1 (national holiday). As of Midsummer, Akademiliv will take summer break, and the first regular newsletter in autumn 2019 is planned for Wednesday, August 28.
Associate Professor Pether Jildenstål at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences receives approximately SEK 1.4 million from the Innovation Fund for the development of communication between healthcare providers and recipients of anesthesia and surgery. The communication path that Pether develops should increase patient safety prior to surgery and anesthesia, and also in the case of the complex aftercare, since problems with, among other things, nausea, fatigue and pain are common. The communication path is based on a person-centered approach, and enables reporting on an individual level about how people actually recover. The communication path is integrated into an existing system, and means that encrypted patient data can be transmitted safely between healthcare professionals and patients.
In November, Ann Wennerberg, professor of oral prosthetics at the Institute of Odontology, received the Swedish Dental Association’s Miller Award 2018. According to the justification, Ann Wennerberg’s research on implants is world-leading. In a collaboration with research colleagues both at Chalmers and in Germany she is part of a large project on resorbable materials, where the goal is to develop biomaterials that the body itself gets rid of when the implant is no longer needed. The Miller Award is awarded every three years by the Swedish Dentist Society, and highlights researchers behind the best scientific papers in the last six years. Among the former recipients are among others the Sahlgrenska Academy’s Anders Linde and Tord Berglundh
The National Disciplinary Offences Board (Statens ansvarsnämnd, SAN), now has examined a request for dismissal of a Professor at the University of Gothenburg. SAN has decided to dismiss (write off) the case without further measures.
Jörg Hanrieder, Associate Professor of Neurobiology at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, has been awarded SEK 300,000 in contribution from Åke Wiberg Foundation. He receives the funding in order to develop advanced methods for chemical imaging based on mass spectrometry. The methods enable study of the molecular architecture of individual amyloid plaques in the brain, which are characteristic of the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease.
If so, Sahlgrenska Academy offers free advice as well as expert assistance for sketch design. Deadline för utlysningen är 26 februari 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for more information.
This year’s Christmas greeting in digital animated form is available. The Christmas card is accompanied by the melody Tomtarnas julnatt, a traditional Swedish folksong interpreted by Per Walfridsson Ohls, who is a church music student at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gotenbur. Here you will find the Christmas card: https://www.gu.se/julkort