In order for the IT unit to engage in dialogue with the need of operations, the council function Strategic IT Forum was formed in 2013. The forum discusses new projects from the IT unit and how these affect the operations of faculties. The issues discussed include computer delivery, security, finance, administrative systems and new solutions for smoother working methods. The Sahlgrenska Academy representatives in the Strategic IT Forum are Mathias Arkeklint (firstname.lastname@example.org), Karin Dejke (email@example.com) and Pentti Tengvall (firstname.lastname@example.org), with mandate until the end of 2019. Please contact them if you have questions.
As a member of the University of Gothenburg you have the right to conduct health and fitness activities for one hour during woriking hours per week. The health and fitnes hour aimed at encouraging staff at the university to actively participate in activities that contribute to mental and physical well-being. It has a wide range, from walking, weight training and jogging to yoga and meditation. When you buy a member ship card a a fitness center or other healthcare activity, you can receive tax-free compensation of up to SEK 2,000 per calendar year. For some wellness activities you also receive financial compensation. After a ruling in the Supreme Administrative Court, horse back riding and golf will now also be covered by the health and fitness compensation.
The World Health Organization, WHO, identifies antibiotic resistance as a global challenge that threatens human health. Ethical issues and conflicts of values constitute a major part of this challenge as problems are encountered on every possible level, such as decisions concerning food consumption, clinical health and food production. In November 2017, the first major international conference on this subject was organized by the Center for Antibiotics Research (CARE). The conference gathered world-leading researchers from a range of disciplines, such as economics, philosophy, and medicine. Here you can see a program overview with links to the respective seminar.
The Swedish Research Council has analyzed the development of drug trials in Sweden between 2010 and 2016 by focusing on the number of patients scheduled to participate in trials. The report shows, among other things, that participation of Swedish patients in trial and the proportion of children and adolescents is low regardless of the diagnosis area. The highest participation rate is seen among patients diagnosed with blood disorders or disorders in the immune system, where 1.5 percent participate in trials. Here you can read the full report “Statistics for drug tests from a patient perspective” (Swedish only).
The university is now commencing a new and comprehensive quality evaluation of the university’s research and research environments. The forthcoming research evaluation is called RED19, isa follow-up on the previous evaluation RED10. The new evaluation concentrates more on the conditions that enable and create research environments and high-end research. The background information is compiled during spring 2018, including bibliometry, personnel and financial data, relevant management and strategy documents, and self-evaluation. In 2019, external assessors evaluate the material and also make site visits. The RED19 report is presented in summer 2019, and will provide development recommendations that will be transformed into action plans.
The Sahlgrenska Academy has widely informed its students, due to the measles outbreak in healthcare. According to the health care guidelines, it is not permitted to work in care if you are not protected from measles, either because you already had measles or through vaccination. These guidelines also include students who carry out educational placement (VFU). Students who are unsure whether they are protected against measles and who are currently carrying out VFU have been asked to contact the course teacher and course administrator. If you as a faculty staff have questions, please contact the Head of Education Annelie Hyllner, email@example.com.
During 2018, the Sahlgrenska Academy’s internal lecture series Wednesdays Academy will be replaced by other forms of seminars and lectures aimed at faculty staff and students. The new internal lectures may be held on other days than Wednesdays. The lectures will have a current focus, and will also highlight other topics that concern staff and students at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Do you have suggestions for lecturers or topics? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vice-Chancellor has decided to nominate Malin Levin as new member of the Gothenburg Animal Research Ethics Committee, where she will succeed Martin Bergö. Malin Levin is Associate Professor of molecular medicine at the Wallenberg Laboratory, at the Institute of Medicine. The Gothenburg Animal Research Ethics Committee is one of seven regional councils in Sweden. In addition to the chairman and vice-chairman, both of whom are lawyers, the boards consist of six researchers and animal technicians, as well as six laymen representing public and animal welfare organizations.
January 23 is the premiere of the Swedish pod Mellan öronen (“Between the ears”). The podcasts is produced by brain scientist Helena Backlund Wasling and neurologists Daniel Jons and Pontus Wasling, all active in Gothenburg. The podcast promises stories about the brain – its mysteries, scorns, and subtleties. The three brain experts will tell about the people they met, patients they had, and the pod will offer both talk and interviews. Touch, memory, sense of smell, sleep and dreams are some of the topics that will be included in the pod. http://mellanoronen.se
Welcome to an inspirational afternoon with the Wallenberg Center’s young, newly recruited researchers. The researchers present their research projects, and speakers from Gothenburg University, Chalmers University of Technology and Astra Zeneca are alos invited to provide examples of successful research collaboration.
- Time & Venue? Tuesday Feb 1, Conference Center Wallenberg
- Audience: All interested in translational research are welcome
- 12:00 – Registration, mingle and poster session (including lunch wrap).
- 13:00-17:00 –Presentations (coffee break 15:00)
Detailed program is available on http://wcmtm.gu.se, where you also register for the event (no charge, registration deadline Jan 27).