The food truck Tikka Roti is open weekdays 11:00-13:30 and is parked in the parking lot outside Academicum. In addition to its usual range of Indian and Pakistani dishes, the food truck adds street food from other parts of the world, which is allowed to make guest appearances two weeks at a time. Until the summer, dishes from southern Europe are offered. Week 18-19 (3-14 May) street food is offered from Greece, week 20-21 (17-28 May) street food is offered from Spain, week 22-23 (31 May-11 June) street food is offered from Portugal and week 23-24 (June 7-18) offers street food from Italy. During the summer, the food truck Tikka Roti will be on site 3-4 days a week.
Biobank Sweden has been allocated SEK 10 million to finance expanded biobanking within the regions regarding covid tests. It is now time to apply for the second round of funding. In order to receive the funds, a number of criteria must be met. The primary focus is on individual samples, to ensure that already preserved samples are not discarded and to make samples available for research on covid-19. Read more about what applies to the application on Biobank West’s website.
In the beginning of the year, Hudläkarpodden ( ‘the Dermatologist Podcast’) was launched. The podcast is made in Swedish, and addresses questions about skin, hair and nails. It is run by the two dermatologists Lykke Barck and Marta Laskowski, who is also a doctoral student at Sahlgrenska Academy. So far, four episodes have been published. Here you will find the pod: https://pod.space/hudlakarpodden
The Vice-Chancellor has appointed a working group within the university which has the task of proposing a number of principled positions regarding the conditions for a flexible working life after the pandemic. The group is led by the Dean of the IT Faculty, Dick Stenmark. Others who are included are the Dean of the Faculty of Science Göran Hilmersson, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts Sanne Kofod Olsen and the chief librarian Morgan Palmqvist. The work is carried out together with the HR unit.
“Of course, many are thinking about what working life will look like in the future. The group’s task will be, as a first step, to find out what framework we have to relate to and see how we can work together in this”, says Eva Wiberg.
Professor Ingmar Skoog, director of the Center for Aging and Health, AgeCap, is one of the 14 experts who will assist a newly appointed report into an elderly care law and strengthened medical competence in municipalities. The report has been commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and is expected to be completed next summer. Special investigator for the work is Olivia Wigzell, Director General of the National Board of Health and Welfare. Here you can see other experts who will assist with the investigation: https://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/kommitteberattelse/utredning-om-en-aldreomsorgslag-s-202016_H8B2S16
Less than a month now remains until Sahlgrenska Academy holds its election of members to the faculty board (often also called the academy board). The Nominating Committee is currently working on its proposal for eight board members and two reserves. The proposal will be decided on May 3, after which it will be announced in Akademiliv. Following a referral to the institutes, the electoral roll will be determined by the Nominating Committee on May 10. The election is conducted electronically between May 17 and May 30, after which the election results will be announced through Akademiliv.
Researchers at Faculty of Education and at Sahlgrenska Academy are co-hosts of this year’s edition of the International Mobility Conference. The theme is “Challenges for an inclusive society”, and the international speakers will lecture on the possibility for people with visual impairments to orient and move in society. University of Gothenburg has been chosen as organizer based on its prominent research in the field, and the fact that Nordic countries in a global perspective have come a long way with an inclusive community building. The conference’s interdisciplinary approach is also reflected in the international keynote speakers. Read more in a longer news item from the Faculty of Education (Swedish only).
In order to achieve the goals of the Climate Framework, proposals have been made to introduce climate change and a carbon dioxide budget. Students and staff at the University of Gothenburg are now invited to participate in digital workshops (May 17th, and May 21st) and comment on the proposals. At the workshop, the work is reported so far and there is an opportunity to discuss the proposals for climate change and carbon dioxide budget. The purpose is to gather views and suggestions for improvement before the proposals go on to decisions. Read more in the Staff Portal (In Swedish): https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/aktuellt/nyheter-detalj//arbetsgruppen-for-klimatramverket-arrangerar-workshopar-om-hur-goteborgs-universitet-ska-sanka-koldioxidutslappen.cid1716139
Researcher and surgeon Roger Olofsson Bagge receives $ 75,000 in a prestigious grant from the world’s largest organization for cancer research, the American Association for Cancer Research AACR. The study could lead to the world’s first effective treatment for a very aggressive, but rare form of cancer. It is a long-term follow-up study of an advanced treatment for the cancerous eye melanoma with liver metastases. The treatment involves decoupling the patient’s liver and rinsing it with large amounts of cytotoxic drugs. Roger Olofsson Bagge is an associate professor at the Institute of Clinical Sciences and leads a research group affiliated with the Wallenberg Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine (WCMTM).
The distribution of the ALF educational funds, announced at the end of last year, has been decided. The four projects that receive funding are all linked to clinical training within the medical program.
- Katarina Jood: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) for learning during the medical program’s clinical training
– pilot studies prior to implementation
- Matilda Liljedahl: Primary care as a learning environment for medical students – an observational study
- Maria Henningsson: Peer supervision as a method for developing medical doctors’ supervision of students: a qualitative study
- Paulin Andréll: Interprofessional simulation-based training and resilience-focused debriefing for effective teamwork and increased patient safety