Due to the latest developments regarding covid-19 and the introduction of the new pandemic law, the Research Day planned to be held on February 4th 2021 unfortunately needs to be postponed. Healthcare is currently in a strained situation and many employees have to prioritize covid care. With a maximum limit of 8 participants, it will also be practically impossible to complete the day as planned. The day is instead planned to take place in the autumn of 2021. Information about a new date and registration will be communicated at a later time. Feel free to keep an eye on the Research Day’s website: https://www.sahlgrenska.se/forskning/forskningsdagen-2021/
Akademiliv congratulates Ingela Hammar, who has been named Research Supervisor of the Year 2020 by Students in Research (SiF). Ingela Hammar is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, and researches the physiology and motor skills of the spine. She was nominated for the award by some of her students. SiF presents the award on its Facebook page, and states in its post that Ingela Hammar in her guide is inclusive, motivating and flexible and clearly worthy of the award. Congratulations!
Yohan Robinson, adjunct assistant professor at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, is one of the editors behind a new report from the Armed Forces, on ongoing and planned approaches based on artificial intelligence (AI) in emergency care, primarily intended for the Armed Forces’ strategic management. Special emphasis is placed on the care of trauma patients, where the solutions could contribute to the Armed Forces being able to maintain their healthcare capacity in critical situations. The technology provides opportunities to collect, process and analyze large amounts of information about the unit’s health status and physical combat value in real time. Assessment of the injured can be done, for example, by triage drones and the subsequent evacuation can be facilitated by intelligent autonomous platforms.
Disasters and acute serious incidents are inevitable, can occur anywhere and at any time and affect public health. This fact has not least been illustrated by the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19. A new book publishes new insights on the management of health crisis and acute serious incidents from a public health perspective. Amir Khorram-Manesh, associate professor and adjunct university lecturer at the Department of Clinical Sciences, is one of the editors of the book, which is aimed at anyone with an interest in disasters and emergencies in public health. The book’s title is “Emergencies and Public Health Crisis Management-Current Perspectives on Risks and Multiagency Collaboration“, and includes authors from different parts of the world.
As of January 7, Sahlgrenska University Hospital has introduced a new routine, which means that everyone who are visiting the hospital’s premises must wear a face mask. Face masks will be distributed at all entrances to the hospital’s premises and will be available in all departments. The Region Västra Götaland also requires face masks, and course managemnet informs students about what applies in each case. Please note that face masks is only a supplementary protection. Continue to keep a distance to others, stay at home at the slightest symptoms and keep up a good hand hygiene. Here is information on how to use a face mask (in Swedish).
Weeks 2-3 (January 11-22) the food truck Tikka Roti serves, in addition to the usual range of Indian and Pakistani dishes, also street food from Morocco, and weeks 4-5 (January 25 – February 5) there will be street food from Libya on the menu. The food truck is open weekdays 11: 00-13: 30 and is parked in the parking lot outside the Academicum.
Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Gothenburg, is granted SEK 2,475,000 in a call from AFA Insurance. The project will investigate disabilities, care treatment and drug consumption in a thousand people who have previously been treated in hospitals for covid-19. The study includes describing the consequences and recovery over time for the patients. The project is expected to provide a picture of what remaining problems and what need for follow-up care and rehabilitation discharged covid-19 patients have. The project is also expected to result in a model for follow-up of patients via 1177 Vårdguiden which can also be used after other types of hospital care.
At the beginning of the year, the library’s journal subscriptions will be renewed. In some cases there is a gap in the subscriptions, which means that it can be problems to reach certain journals. This will be resolved gradually during January and February. If you have problems with access or have other questions, you are welcome to contact the university library via contact form: www.ub.gu.se/sv/kontakta-oss-om-supersok
The Government’s research policy bill goes by the name “Research, freedom, the future – knowledge and innovation for Sweden”. The bill contains investments of a total of 13.6 billion during the period 2021–2024. The government is investing in five overall societal challenges: climate and environment, health and welfare (including pandemics), digitization (including the effects of the pandemic), skills supply and working life, and a democratic and strong society. The bill also increases the basic appropriations for the higher education institutions and the appropriations for the research infrastructures. For the period 2021-2024, the appropriations for research and development will be increased by a total of SEK 3.75 billion, which can be compared with the 2016 research bill, when the increase was SEK 2.8 billion. Read more on the government’s website (in Swedish): https://www.regeringen.se/rattsliga-dokument/proposition/2020/12/forskning-frihet-framtid–kunskap-och-innovation-for-sverige/
Are you a PhD student or Postdoc? Do you want your research to be showcased to a wide research community?
EUTOPIA Science Fair is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your research to a wider research audience, potentially finding future postdoc supervisors and to expand your research network.
The online exhibition will open 15 February 2021 and will showcase research developed by researchers, finishing a PhD or in a post-doctoral position, from all over the EUTOPIA Alliance. The exhibition is open for all research areas.
A digital catalogue will be published
An enriched digital catalogue will be published and a real exhibition of the printed posters will be exhibited at the campuses of the EUTOPIA’s six universities when the COVID-19 pandemic allows it
What we would like from you before 7 January is a research poster in .pdf or .ppt format accompanied by a short abstract (350-400 words). In case you also have a video pitch on your topic (2-3 mins), please include a link to that as well. Please submit your proposal to EUTOPIA@gu.se Entries will be quality controlled and accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact the project manager for the exhibition, Armando Uribe-Echeverria, on