Akademiliv congratulates Marcus Lind, newly appointed Professor of Diabetology at the Institute of Medicine: “To me research as a natural part of the care. When we cannot cure or provide adequate treatment to our patients, it remains to be sought through research”, Marcus says. His research group has, among other things, evaluated CGM treatment (continuous glucose measurement), which led to new guidelines, in Sweden and internationally. To understand the disease in in a longer perspective, the group also researches sequelae: “We try to answer why diabetes debuts, aiming both to be able to prevent the onset of the disease, and to slow down the disease by recreating insulin production in those already affected. We collaborate broadly with researchers from different clinical areas in order to be able to help children, adolescents and adults with different variants of diabetes disease”.
New PowerPoint templates are now available, where Sahlgrenska Academy has a special template, both in Swedish and English. In the templates, contrasts, colors, layouts and typographic solutions have been adapted for the best readability and experience. GU’s logo is now only on the first and the side. This creates more space for the images and texts that you want to display. The template contains more layouts, which gives you the opportunity to build a visually coherent but varied presentation. A simple and clear guide is included. Get more information and download via the Staff Portal: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/Kommunikation/visuell-identitet/mallbibliotek/talarstod-powerpoint/
At this year’s professor’s installation, short films were shown where the respective professor in one minute gives a picture of themselves and their research. These films are now published and can be viewed on the university’s website. Most of them are in Swedish, except Michael Kann’s. Click on a name to see the film with that particular professor.
- Eva Angenete, Professor of Surgery
- Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Professor of Neuro Radiology
- Mats Geijer, Professor of Diagnistic Radiology
- Kristina Holmgren, Professor of Occupational Therapy
- Eva Jakobsson Ung, Professor of Nursing
- Martin Johansson, Professor of Pathology
- Michael Kann, Professor of Clinical Virology
- Erik Lekholm, Professor of Bioinformatics
- Elmir Omerovic, Professor of Cardiology
- Per-Arne Svensson, Professor of Medical Science
- Helle Wijk, Professor of Nursing
Here you can also see films about the professors who were installed at other faculties:www.gu.se/forskning
A new governance document now begins to apply to representation and gifts at the University of Gothenburg. According to the new regulations, memorial gifts may now only be given on two occasions, when a staff member ends his or her employment after at least six years, and the Zealous and Devoted Service Award (Nit och redlighet). For internal representation, the amount limit is now SEK 600 excluding VAT, and for external representation SEK 800. The new rules also state that anniversary is only celebrated when the University of Gothenburg reaches an anniversary year. You can read the entire governance document in the Staff Portal: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1733/1733395_regler-for-representation-och-gavor-vid-goteborgs-universitet.pdf
Sahlgrenska Academy has the ambition to work more strategically with research issues, to get more external funding and to increase collaboration with companies and other organizations. A new research support department is planned to be established at the Faculty Office, and Sahlgrenska Academy is therefore looking for a department head with responsibility for research support. Initially, he or she will be responsible for building up the new department and developing the current support in research issues. The department head has independent responsibilities, but also cooperates closely in particular with the Deputy Dean for Research in the strategic work to achieve set goals. The deadline for applications is June 17. Read the ad here (Swedish only): https://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/lediga-jobb/Lediga_anstallningar-detaljsida/?id=4490
The university’s car pool -Bilpoolen.nu- is open to anyone who works at the University of Gothenburg, as well as to student union officials and expedition officials. To be able to book and use the car pool, the user is required to be registered as a GU user at Bilpoolen.nu. Private travel requires private membership. The application is made on the supplier’s application page. In private use, separate conditions and price lists apply. Cars are available in several places in town, for example at Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet and in the P-house in Nordstan. Read more in the Staff Portal: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/campusservice/bilpool/
Akademiliv congratulates Ulla Wide on the professorship! She does clinical and epidemiological research on how dental care phobia can be prevented and treated, and how patients can be supported towards a more health-promoting behavior. There is an increasing interest, both in dentistry and at the Institute of Odontology, in the development of interdisciplinary forms of collaboration for better care , where, for example, psychologists or dieticians talk about changes in behavior with patients at their dental clinic. Ulla Wide teaches within all programs at the institute, focusing on treatment, communication and collaboration. Ever since her doctoral thesis, about the life situation for girls and women with the sex chromosome deviation Turner syndrome, she is still active at the Turner unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Last summer, the university was subject to several serious burglaries where both laptops and exclusive desktops were stolen. Therefore, the security function reminds you of the following simple measures, which reduce the risk of you and your colleagues being exposed to theft:
- Cover windows at street level
- Do not leave the theft-prone property visible – if possible, lock it in
- Remind colleagues about the risks
- Keep the premises locked when no operations are in progress
Akademiliv congratulates Anne Uv, newly appointed professor! She studies cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the properties of epithelial cells, that is, the cells that make up the outer layer of all body surfaces and many organs, such as lung, vessels and kidneys. Disturbed function in epithelial cells can for example lead to altered fluid flow, inflammation or cancer. With the fruit fly as a model system, Anne Uv and her colleagues have been able to show how organs with tubular structures, such as the kidney, can get the right dimensions, and how the epithelial cells are coordinated around a temporary structure that keeps the tube open. They have also shown how contacts between three cell corners are formed in order to maintain barrier function. Anne Uv is committed to the next generation of researchers, and to her teaching within cell biology, developmental biology and histology. She is responsible for the course in functional histology at the medical program, and she also teaches biomedical analysts students.
As a coordinator at the ALF office, you are part of a team with another coordinator, strategist, communicator and economist. The tasks involve great responsibility, and alternate between strategic planning work and ongoing tasks, where monitoring of the functional mailbox and telephone is included. The service is primarily aimed at the research part in the ALF agreements. You will handle applications, and are administrative support for review groups. The deadline for applications is June 10. Ad (in Swedish): https://vgregion.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:273473/