The Swedish Research Council has decided to support Swedish research infrastructures by approximately SEK 4 billion. It is about funding that spans up to eight years to come. Max IV, the computer infrastructure SNIC and databases in social science and health are some of the infrastructures that are funded. At the University of Gothenburg, Swedish National Data Service, SND, receives funding (Max Petzold is the applicant). Jan-Eric Gustfsson, Senior Professor at the Department of Education and Special Education, is applying for funds for Evaluation Through Follow-up (ETF), an infrastructure for research using individual databases in medicine and social sciences. The Swedish Language Bank also receives funds from the announcement. Read more:https://www.vr.se/forskningsfinansiering/bidragsbeslut/forskningsinfrastruktur
Have you received suspicious phishing emails? Forward to email@example.com or call the service desk (031-786 2020). We are constantly exposed to phishing attempts, where criminals send emails that, to a varying degree, succeed in imitating legitimate emails. The message is often that your inbox is full, but they can also pretend to warn you for ongoing phishing attempts. They often use senders that seem completely legitimate. Never click on links in email that are suspected phishing – your computer may be hostage through ransomeware application. If the criminals get access to credentials, they can send spam from the university’s servers, leading to blacklisting.
Kerstin Albertsson Wikland, Professor Emerita in Pediatric Growth Research, is this years recipient of the Andrea Prader Prize, which is the most prestigious award from the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, ESPE. The award is given in recognition of excellence in leadership, a lifetime achievement in education and research, and an outstanding overall contribution to the field of pediatric endocrinology.
Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg has decided which four research leaders the university this year nominates to Wallenberg Clinical Scholars. The nominees are Mats Brännström, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ann Hellström, Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, focusing on growth factors, Mikael Landén, Professor of General Psychiatry, focusing on women’s mental health, and Magnus Simrén, Professor of Medical Gastroenterology. The call Wallenberg Clinical Scholars aims to strengthen Swedish clinical research by giving the best clinical researchers good opportunities to achieve the result, both in science and in healthcare. The grant decision is made by KAW in March 2018.
In June, Erik Bülow, a statistician at the Swedish Hip Prosthesis Register and a PhD student at the Department of Orthopedics, and his colleagues were awarded for presenting the best poster at the annual European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology’s congress, this year held in Vienna. Erik Bülow presented a study recently published inActa Orthopaedica, which deals with hip prosthesis surgery due to osteoarthritis. The study shows that the mortality of these patients is difficult to predict due to comorbidity. This can be partly explained by the fact that patients are relatively healthy compared to age-matched control groups.
Friday, September 15, at 15:00 – 16:30 there will be an official opening and an open house at the new R-House at Mölndal Hospital. The R-House brings together research, education and development in the field of the motion organs. The research in the house has a broad range of orthopedic research, from occupational medicine, biomedical research and research in motion analysis and muscle function. During the open house you can visit the new movement analysis laboratory where stress and movement under different activities can be evaluated. You may also visit the new biomedical laboratory and the laboratory where physiological events under different activities can be investigated.
Working in partnership with patient and related is one of the pillars of person-centered care. This approach, which permeates all activities within the Center for Person-Centered Care at the University of Gothenburg (GPCC), has now resulted in two unique textbooks on person-centered care, with some of the center’s patient representatives as co-author. The books, which the authors hope will be tools to enable a person-centered healthcare, will be presented at this year’s Book Fair. More info on GPCC:s web page.
The publication discusses relevant legislation and ethical requirements and recommendations in the light of issues that may be relavant during research. The revision of the edition issued in 2011 concerns changes in legislation. The publication is aimed primarily at researchers, not least those who are at the beginning of their careers, to facilitate them to make thoughtful research and ethical decisions. At the end of September, an English version of Good Research Practice will be published. Here you can load the latest version of Good Research Practice in Swedish: https://www.vr.se/nyheterpress/nyheter2017/godforskningssedinyomarbetadversion
Act Sustainable! is this year’s inspiration day around sustainability issues for all students at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. The afternoon aims to inspire students and let them discuss and deepen their knowledge around sustainable development. Act Sustainable! is organized by Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance (GSSA) in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.
Time and place: Tuesday October 3 from 12.00-18.00 at Pedagogen Building B, Läroverksgatan 15, Gothenburg.
For more information on the program and registration, visit www.hallbarhet.se. Deadline for registration is September 28.
Starting this autumn, Lena Hartelius, Professor of Speech and Language Pathology, no longer holds her combination position at SU, but at Skaraborg Hospital (SkaS). This is the second combination position between University of Gothenburg and SkaS. Lena Hartelius now spends 20 percent of her working time in Skövde, where she will work with the innovative and progressive logopedia unit. Her task is to develop the unit’s competence in neurologically-related communication problems, to quality assurance and evidence-based clinical activities as well as to start and develop patient-related projects. These projects are carried out in collaboration with the R & D unit at SkaS.