Grasmo-Wendler is the new Faculty Director at the Faculty of Medicine
Unn-Hilde Grasmo-Wendler has been appointed to this role on an acting basis since 1 May this year. She thrives on the challenges involved and looks forward to continuing the collaboration with her capable colleagues and partners.
Unn-Hilde Grasmo-Wendler, Faculty Director
Photo: Rosseland, UiO
Unn-Hilde Grasmo-Wendler came to the Faculty in 2009. She was first temporarily employed as Head of Office in the secretariat for international medical graduates and later in the Research Training Section. In 2011 she was permanently employed as Assistant Faculty Director.
Dean Frode Vartdal states that Grasmo-Wendler is an outstandingly skilled and distinctive leader with great implementation capacity, but also extremely good at including others in numerous reform processes, large and small, that the Faculty needs to undertake.
Unn-Hilde Grasmo-Wendler has accumulated much useful experience from her administrative work at the Faculty. In 2011 she headed the Faculty’s IHR project, which increased the efficiency of the Faculty administration. From 2011 to 2012 she served as acting head of office at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, and she has participated in a reorganization project at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. She is currently project director for the working group that examines alternative criteria for admission to medical studies.
Over the years that Grasmo-Wendler has spent at the Faculty, she has also taken a Master’s degree in administrative management at BI Norwegian Business School and a management degree at INSEAD.
Doctor and molecular biology researcher
Before Unn-Hilde Grasmo-Wendler came to the Faculty, she had a long career as a researcher in molecular biology.
She took her master’s and bachelor’s studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2005, she attained her PhD on breast cancer at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. As a postdoctor she worked as a researcher on leukaemia and stem cells at Rikshospitalet in Oslo.
– This position provides me with a unique opportunity to use my varied background and competence, says the newly appointed faculty director. – In addition, I am fortunate to be able to work with so many extremely competent colleagues in the faculty administration and the institutes. I’m looking forward to what lies ahead!