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Between one and three per cent of Norway’s population have coeliac disease, and many are undiagnosed. The K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre opened on 18 August. Here, researchers will develop better treatment and diagnosis of coeliac disease.
Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.
The Antibiotic Centre for Primary Care plays an important role in following up the national strategy to reduce antibiotic use in the population by 30 per cent by 2020.
Johanna Olweus and Erlend Strønen have published a new study in the journal Science. The article has attracted widespread international attention and was the subject of a separate commentary article in Science.
On 13 May, Bjørn Hol from the Faculty arranged a seminar for a delegation headed by the Ethiopian Minster of Education. In accordance with the wishes of our guests, the topic focused upon was learning.
Mentoring groups and career counselling are some of the options open to postdoctoral fellows at the faculty through the Postdoctoral Programme.
Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and Professor Rikard Holmedahl of the Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Jahre Award for 2015. Sollid received the award for his research that identified the molecular and actual cause of coeliac disease.
The Centre for Medical Ethics has acquired two Scientia Fellows. Marit Helene Hem and Elleke Landeweer from the Netherlands are undertaking a one-year exchange as part of their career development towards a professorship.
The Fulbright Award for best article in 2016 goes to a major study of the effect of a new Ebola vaccine used during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014–2015.
From 1 April, the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (BiO) and the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), both UiO centres, will be organized under the Faculty of Medicine on a par with the faculty’s three institutes.
Professor Ola Didrik Saugstad has been conducting research on the resuscitation of neonates since the 1970s. He has now been awarded the title of honorary professor at the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.
Professor Per Grøttum today received the Olaf Thon national award for excellence in education. He receives the award for his work on digital forms of teaching and examination in medical studies at the faculty.
On 15 August, the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Coeliac Research will start its work at the Institute of Clinical Medicine under the leadership of Ludvig M. Sollid.
Professor Joel Glover at IMB and professor Trygve Holmøy at Klinmed received funding from the foundation ALS Norwegian Supportgroup.
Professor Kjetil Taskén at the Faculty of Medicine has received the 2016 cancer research prize for his work with immunotherapy. – This is great acknowledgement of our work, says a humble Taskén.
Elleke Landeweer is working in Norway on a two-year research project in medical ethics. The funding was sourced through Scientia Fellows.
Starting in 2016, Norway will participate in The Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research (NEURON). Norwegian researchers are invited to submit a proposal for this year’s project.
The Faculty of Medicine has recently created the Centre for Health Sciences Education (CHE). The centre aims to develop the faculty's study programmes through research and innovation.
Professor Lars Engebretsen has been awarded the Nordic Prize in Medicine 2015. The prize is SEK 1 million and is awarded by the Ulf Nilsonnes Foundation in partnership with Folksam.
Professor Harald Stenmark has been awarded the Research Council of Norway’s award for outstanding research, the Møbius Prize 2015. Stenmark gets the award for important findings in research on cancer development.
Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and his research group have established the true cause of coeliac disease. The group has been singled out as one of five world-leading research groups at UiO, and will receive substantial funding for its international efforts.
Frode Vartdal has been re-elected as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for his second four-year term.
On November 3 the faculty advertised more than 60 vacant postdoctoral positions within the Scientia Fellows programme. This is a transnational postdoctoral fellowship programme in Health Sciences, and co-funded by the European Union.
Due to historical incidents, the remains of Julia Pastrana (1834-1860), also known as “The Ape Woman”, have been stored at the Institute of basic medical sciences at the University of Oslo since 1997. It has now been decided that Pastrana shall be buried in her home country.