Minna Johansson, specialist in general medicine and researcher at the University of Gothenburg, has received the “Lion of the Year” award from the Swedish Association for General Medicine (Sfam). According to the justification, Minna combines clinical patient work in Western Sweden with scientific work at the highest international level and contributes through her sharp analytical ability, her creativity, her professionalism and her winning way to better and more sustainable healthcare for both patients and employees. Recently, together with colleagues, she has introduced the concept “Time needed to treat”, as a complement to already established methods for critical evaluation of displacement effects and opportunity costs for various interventions in healthcare, a concept that has already attracted a lot of attention.
How you can report irregularities within the authority (whistleblower function)
By law, all Swedish authorities must have a whistleblowing function. At the University of Gothenburg, you can report irregularities or misconduct via an internal reporting channel. Through this notification function, it is possible to report suspicions of misconduct that has been noticed in a work-related context and that has a public interest in, for example, corruption, environmental protection legislation or the rules on public procurement. The idea is to increase protection for those who report misconduct. You who are employed at the University of Gothenburg can report suspicions of misconduct in the workplace here. Incoming matters are handled by Internal Audit and an internal group.
Stefan Nilsson is now a professor of nursing
Akademiliv congratulates Stefan Nilsson on his professorship in nursing! His research focuses on children and young people based on a person-centred child rights perspective. The research group is cross-professional and the research takes place in collaboration with a number of universities nationally and internationally, including in Brazil, Denmark, South Africa and the USA. The research develops and evaluates new methods for symptom relief, for such as pain and fear. Another focus of the research is to facilitate communication with people with disabilities through the support of universal design. Stefan also has a combination position at the children’s cancer center where he collaborates with the Regional Cancer Center to facilitate knowledge transfer between families and the healthcare staff.
Björn Redfors is now professor of cardiology
Akademiliv congratulates Björn Redfors on his professorship in cardiology! He primarily researches acute onset cardiac dysfunction in heart attacks and other acute cardiac conditions. The research group is translational and works with both experimental models and clinical studies. Among other things, a total of almost 300 patients with ST-elevation infarction treated at the cardiology clinic have been studied in detail regarding changes in cardiac function and biomarkers over time during the acute and subacute course of the disease. Björn Redfors is also involved in several large international research collaborations, and coordinates, among other things, the multi-national STICH-3 project, where coronary surgery is compared with percutaneous coronary intervention as a revascularization method for patients with coronary artery disease and contemporary heart failure.
Conference contributions to HKG 2023 can be sent in until September 8
Welcome to participate in the university’s Higher Education Conference in Gothenburg (HKG 2023)! The main conference language will be Swedish. However, one keynote speech will be in English. Some of the afternoon presentations will probably be in English as well. Abstract deadline is September 8, acceptance will be notified by October 20 at the latest. The conference will be held at Pedagogen November 16. It is aimed at everyone at the University of Gothenburg with an interest in teaching. You can give a presentation or lead a round table discussion or a workshop. Theme: Students’ health and work environment. All contributions are welcomed.
Schedule your meeting at GoCo – access to Officehub and Lounge free of charge until the summer
Since Sahlgrenska Academy is a Founding Partner in GoCo, it is possible for our employees to use these newly built premises for meetings. GoCo’s OfficeHub and Lobby with the possibility to work in a creative Lounge environment can be used spontaneously with drop-in, free of charge until the summer. There is room for around 150 guests in the open area or terraced meadow. GoCo also offers closed rooms for up to 70 guests in cinema seating. Conference room bookings are made via Sofie Rosendahl. It is also possible to book coffee or food for the meeting through GoCo Service: firstname.lastname@example.org via GoCo’s local actor in the house Nola Bistro/Café Vigor&Joy.
Servicecenter Summer Opening Hours
This summer semester, you are welcome to visit Servicecenter Pedagogen at Västra Hamngatan 25. Between 10 July and 11 August, Servicecenter Pedagogen is open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. You can always contact us via email or phone if you have a question that does not require a visit in person.
- 26 June–7 July: All Servicecenters are open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm.
- 10 July–11 August: Servicecenter Pedagogen is open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. The other Servicecenters are closed.
- 14–18 August: All Servicecenters are open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm.
- From 21 August: All Servicecenters are back with regular opening hours.
Phone: +46 31-786 6500
Phone hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-2pm
Track work at Sahlgrenska main entrance this summer
During the period 19 July to 6 August, track work will take place at the Sahlgrenska main entrance stop. This means that the tram stop will be closed. On Västtrafik’s page for upcoming track works (in Swedish), you can read more about how you can get to and from work while the work is in progress.
Linn Renborg received a scholarship from Pfizer and the Swedish Association of Infectious Diseases Doctors
Linn Renborg, PhD student at the Institute of Biomedicine and specialist physician at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, has received Pfizer’s and the Swedish Society of Infectious Diseases’ scholarship for clinical research in infectious diseases. She shares the award with Camilla Lorant at the Academic Hospital in Uppsala. The scholarship of SEK 75,000 was awarded at this year’s Infection Week/Microbiology spring meeting in Halmstad on May 25.
– I feel very happy and honored to be part of this scholarship. People with HIV are a group I am especially passionate about and it feels good that they are being noticed. I hope that my continued research on HIV in the central nervous system will benefit patients in the future, says Linn Renborg.
Kerstin Persson Waye is awarded the Sven Andersson Award
Kerstin Persson Waye, professor at the Institute of Medicine, has been awarded the Sven Andersson Award. She receives the award because throughout her entire research career, with high accuracy and without compromise, she devoted herself to showing how noise that people are exposed to in their everyday lives affects health and well-being. She has shown that the nature of the sound, and not just the sound level, is important for the effects of exposure. The Sven Andersson Award recognizes commendable contributions to creating healthy indoor environments. The Sven Andersson Awardis an honorary award, and is awarded biannually by the Center for Healthy Indoor Environments at Lund University.