There are 11 vacant PhD student positions open for application at Sahlgrenska Academy. The closing date is 22 November. The doctoral student positions are distributed at the Institute of Medicine, the Institute of Biomedicine, the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology and the Institute of Clinical Sciences, see: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/lediga-jobb
In November, the University of Gothenburg is to report that the environmental management system meets the new requirements of the ISO 14001 standard and thereby can be upgraded to the new version of the standard. The environmental performance must be shown to have improved over the last three years, since it is a requirement to keep the certification. The external auditors from RISE Certification, Borås, will visit the departments for Surgery (Östra), Pediatrics (Östra), Orthopedics (Östra) and Biomaterial Sciences. Core Facilities will also be revised. The audit is November 15 and 17. For more information, visit Sahlgrenska Academy’s environmental website under “miljörevisioner”: http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/internt/miljo.
The Swedish Council Research Council’s Scientific Council for Medicine and Health now welcomes proposals for members of the preparation groups 2018. The deadline for nomination is December 15, 2017. More information: https://www.vr.se/nyheterpress/nyheter2017/nomineraledamotertillberedningsgrupperinommedicinochhalsa2018
The call for a Professional Development Leader (PU leader), focusing on scientifically critical approach has been extended until November 13, 2017. The assignment corresponds to 20 percent, and is expected to be part of an employment at the University of Gothenburg or the Västra Götaland region.
Read the full advertisment (Swedish only): https://gubox.box.com/s/dg4m29wqqsx9na793ste9wa09w9h9h03
In her last will, Elisabeth Lindén donated almost SEK 2.4 million to medical research at the University of Gothenburg. The University’s Vice-Chancellor was given the freedom to decide how to use the funding, and now, following a proposal from Sahlgrenska Academy, Eva Wiberg has decided that Core Facilities is the best platform for providing broad support for medical research. The gift is used to annually announce five operating grants of in total SEK 250,000. Responsible for the call is the Faculty’s Core Facilities Council. Akademiliv will return with more information when the criterias of the call are complete.
Starting from Vice-Chancellor’s decision-making meeting November 9 november 2017 new procedures will apply for the decisions. A decision template that is to be used will be available in the University’s template system in the software Word. Sometimes, cases will also be preferred at a pre-meeting. In that case the officer is contacted when the case is reported. The purpose of the new procedures is to increase legal certainty in the decision-making process and to communicate taken decisions earlier. More information: http://www.medarbetarportalen.gu.se/organisation/universitetets-organisation/Universitetsledningen/rektor/rektors-beslutsmote/
Vice-chancellor Eva Wiberg has decided to appoint Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson as Acting Pro-Dean at Sahlgrenska Academy, after a suggestion made by Eric Hanse, who previously has been named Acting Dean, during the ongoing process to appoint a Dean and Pro-Dean at the Academy. The Vice-chancellor’s decision to appoint Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson as Acting Pro-Dean is dated October 18, 2017. The assignment stands until a new Dean starts his or her period. Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson is also Vice-Dean for third-cycle studies.
On September 14, Professor Christopher Gillberg gave the Second Mary Coleman lecture “Autism from A to Z”, in front of a full house. The film from the lecture is now available. In the lecture, Christopher Gillberg explains what autism is – and what it is not. He also guides the audience through genetic factors towards treatment, through epidemiology and diagnosis. He concludes by arguing why it is meaningless to try to research autism without further specification.
The Mary Coleman lecture was introduced two years ago with the aim of highlighting outstanding researchers in autism and similar areas. Here you can see the lecture (in English): http://gnc.gu.se/english/events/past-lectures/the-mary-coleman-lectures/the-mary-coleman-lecture-2017-professor-christopher-gillberg
In August 2017, Eva Billstedt was appointed Professor of Psychology, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. In October 2017, Eva became the new admin head of the GNC. Eva has been one of the key co-workers at the GNC since its inception in 2010.
Kerstin Strömland has received a special recognition from the Teratology Society for her hard work and commitment to The Thalidomide Archive Project. The archive contains parts of the unique photo and video material Kerstin Strömland collected in the late 1980’s.
“It is great to be acknowledged for research that has been conducted so long ago and very pleasing that the material will be used to increase knowledge in the area,” Kerstin says.
Kerstin Strömland is a retired senior physician and former adjunct professor of pediatric ophthalmology at the Section of Clinical Neuroscience.