The Vice-Chancellor has decided to establish a new cross-faculty center formation that brings together research on governance and management within health and medical care systems. The center is called Center for Health Governance (GHC) and will be established from November 1st, 2021. After five years, the goal is for GHC to be self-financed. The host institution becomes the Department of Economics. Appointed director is Eva Wikström, Professor of Health Governance at the Department of Business Administration. From Sahlgrenska Academy, Mikael Svensson, Professor of Applied Health Economics, and Max Petzold, Professor of Biostatistics, both take place in the center’s steering group.
The University of Gothenburg is one of the few higher education institutions that has received the highest rating out of three possible when it comes to quality assurance work of education. The statement from UKÄ, the University Chancellor’s Office, states that our university has a well-developed quality assurance system with a systematic focus on development. The division of responsibilities is clear and the work of stimulating a quality culture is ongoing at all levels in the organization. For the evaluation, the university has submitted a self-evaluation report together with extensive documentation regarding a number of in-depth tracks, study views and statements from UKÄ’s site visits.
Read further in the Staff Portal (in Swedish).
The Swedish Society for Medical Research’s three-year grant for postdoctoral education in medical science is now open for application. The purpose of the grant is to give younger researchers the opportunity to achieve merit that leads to the establishment of independent research. The grant can be applied for for full-time or part-time studies, where the part-time grant is intended for people who are clinically active in their regular service. Eligible to apply are persons who have completed a doctoral degree in preclinical or clinical medical discipline or in a subject area close to medicine who defended their dissertation between 15 November 2018 and 31 January 2022. Read further on SSMF’s website.
The Grants and Innovation Office invites you to a new context where researchers and doctoral students can share experiences, inspire each other and raise questions – all to promote inclusive utilization work within universities.
This autumn, three lunch seminars will be held where some researchers will briefly share their experiences in innovation, utilization and collaboration. This is followed by an open and convivial discussion. The purpose is partly to create a context for conversations about utilization, exchanges of experience, and partly to promote contacts within the university.
The lunch seminars will be held digitally during the autumn of 2021. Via the following link you can register to get more information about the seminars: https://forms.office.com/r/xjSXm8itRB
Seminars this autumn:
- 22 oktober: Christopher Jacklin, Being a student in a research utilization/innovation project. (In the Staff Portal Calendar)
- 26 november: Johan Hogmalm, From basic research to founding a company. (In the Staff Portal Calendar)
- 17 december: Robert Lowe, Company, Student & Research partnership for utilization. (In the Staff Portal Calendar)
Do you want to become a professional development leader (PU leader) in the medical program with a focus on an ethical approach? You must be a licensed doctor and employed within the University of Gothenburg or the Västra Götaland region. The last day to apply is December 1st, 2021, with access to the position on March 1st, 2022.
In addition to medical expertise, medical students also need to learn other abilities, such as meeting patients, making difficult decisions, dealing with uncertainty and being able to collaborate in healthcare. This professional development has been run for nine years by Sahlgrenska Academy’s five PU leaders, each responsible for their own field and who together form an advisory PU group.
Full announcement is available here (in Swedish).
From November 1st, you can obtain a permit to park your car on Medicinareberget. Starting now, a new administrative fee of SEK 100 has been introduced for both employees and students. One parking permit per person applies. You can buy your parking permit in Servicecenter Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3. Here you can see its opening hours.
The call for several levels of ALF positions has now opened, open for application by licensed doctors. Try-out research is also announced for doctors interested in research and other health professions who do not have previous research experience. This year there is also a two-year strategic investment in ALF positions in register research for licensed doctors with a doctorate in medicine. The application period for all calls opens on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and closes on Wednesday 8 December at 23.59. The application is made electronically in Researchweb.
More information about each call with associated guidelines and assessment criteria (in Swedish):
ALF services for licensed doctors
- ALF service for certified doctor at doctoral level >>
- ALF service for licensed physicians with a doctorate in medicine >>
- Strategic ALF service in register research for leg. doctor with a doctorate in medicine >>
- Higher clinical ALF research position for specialist / chief physician with associate professor >>
Introduction to Evolutionary Biology, is a lecture series in the resource Henry Stewart Talks, Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection, which the library provides via www.ub.gu.se for all GU-affiliated students and employees. The lecture series provides an overall understanding of evolutionary biology and uses empirical examples and case studies in cutting-edge research to illustrate scientific theories and models. The lectures are suitable for both studies at intermediate / advanced basic level, as well as advanced level. A lecture in the series is: “Biogeography: explaining the geographical distribution of organisms” by Alexandre Antonelli, professor of biodiversity at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Oxford, and head of research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK.
The lectures in Henry Stewart Talks can be used in teaching and embedded on locked course pages in Canvas. If you want to know more about Henry Stewart Talks – or any other of the library’s resources that can be useful in teaching or studies, you are welcome to send your questions to the Biomedical Library:
The Biomedical Library and Hälsovetarbacken’s library information desk
Open: Monday-Friday, 9.00-16.00
Zoom link: gu-se.zoom.us/j/61143519793
The European Union’s Ninth Framework Program for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe 2021-2027, has recently been launched. One of the programs within Horizon Europe is the Health Cluster, which through different announcements aims to contribute to health promotion measures, disease management, access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality healthcare and to digital health. Several activities are now underway, in order to spread information about the program and upcoming announcements:
- October 26: Online workshop “How to write a competitive Horizon Europe proposal”, with expert Monica Schofield from Tutech Innovation. The aim is to provide guidance for those that consider writing a proposals, with a particular focus on the section “Impact”. Suitable for both beginners and those who have experience of the EU’s previous framework program, Horizon 2020. For more information and for registration, see Akademiliv LÄNK
- October 28: EU Commission’s “Cluster 1: Health Information Day” which aims to inform about the program’s announcements for 2022. No registration required, but good to follow program updates.
- October 29: Information Day is followed by an online “Brokerage event”, where potential applicants and others with an interest in applying within the Health Cluster are given the opportunity to ask questions, as well as to make contacts with potential partners. Registration is required.
Horizon Europe 2021–2027 has also launched a new concept, “Missions”. One of these is “Cancer Missions”, which i.a. is based on a cancer plan for Europe, with the aim of preventing cancer, enabling early diagnosis, reducing suffering and improving the quality of life of cancer patients.
For an overview of the “Health Cluster” and current work programs, as well as the “Cancer Mission”, please read the overview produced by the Department of Research Support.
Akademiliv congratulates Inger Gjertsson on her professorship in internal medicine and rheumatology, which she combines with her position as chief physician at SU. Her research focuses primarily on the disease rheumatoid arthritis. She studies how B cells and the autoantibodies they produce affect the inflamed joint. Inger Gjertsson is also investigating whether these factors can be used to predict the severity of the disease and give an indication of the most appropriate treatment. Inger Gjertsson is also the course coordinator for the degree project at the medcial program and the semester coordinator for semester 10 of the new medical program.