Research at Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital is a merger of three former university hospitals in Oslo. Biomedical research is one of the hospital's core activities. Research at the hospital is closely interlinked with research undertaken at the University of Oslo. More than 50% of all biomedical research in Norway is published by researchers affiliated with the hospital. Research undertaken cover both basic rsearch, translational research, and clinical research.
Oslo University Hospital has a central role in developing and supporting biomedical research within the South-Eastern Regional Health Authority. The hospital also pursues international research collaborations.
The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) aims to profile ongoing excellent research in the region by calling special attention to a "Scientist of the Month".
For the month of November 2013, this honour went to Tom Hemming Karlsen from the Research Institute of Internal Medicine and the Norwegian PSC Research Center at the Divison of Cancer Medicine, Surgery and Transplantation at Oslo University Hospital.
Jo Kramer-Johansen from the Institute for Experimental Medical Research at the Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases won the first prize in the OUS innovation contest for the autumn of 2013, for the idea "Cardiac arrest and electronic decision support". The second place went to Knut Erik Hovda, Gaut Gadeholt og Dag Jacobsen for the idea "Clinical method for safe diagnostics of methanol and ethanol poisoning" and the third place to Iren Borgen for the idea "Mobile health for women with pregnancy diabetes"
The award ceremony took place in the Large Auditorium at Ullevål Friday December 6th, where the prize winners introduced their ideas. The meeting was chaired by Andreas Moan, and vice managing director Tove Gerhardsen distributed the awards.
Oslo University Hospital rewards six research groups for their excellent papers published during the first half-year of 2013. Each group receives NOK 50.000 for use in further research. The prizes were be distributed during the Friday meeting at Ullevål November 28th. Managing director Bjørn Erikstein distributed the awards, and Erlend B. Smeland - director for research, innovation and education at OUS - chaired the meeting. The award winners gave short presentations of the main findings in their respective articles.
Welcome to the next Oslo University Hospital (OUH) research seminar entitled "From Research to Medical Technology Solutions".
Time: Monday, December 2nd, 2013, at 14:30-16:00.
Place: Red Auditorium, Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, Oslo.
Speakers: Ole Kristian Hjelstuen, Jacob Bergsland, Ole Jakob Elle, Jan Olav Høgetveit and
The Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013, and in this year of jubilee the record-breaking amount of 160 mill NOK is distributed to in total 121 national research project, spread among 12 different institutions throughout the country. The largest amount goes to Oslo University Hospital, which has been given 73 mill NOK, followed by the University in Oslo (35 mill) and Bergen (24 mill). 50 OUS research projects have been granted support.
The NCS provides approximately 25 per cent of all direct funding for cancer research in Norway, thus contributing to promoting a research environment of top international standard in the country.
On Thursday, November 28th, at 13:15, Torfinn Nome will defend his thesis "Novel RNA variants in colorectal cancer identified by deep sequencing" for the PhD degree.
Earlier the same day, at 10:15, his trial lecture will be given over the topic "Will deep sequencing and bioinformatics improve the success rate of translating cancer biomarkers to the clinic?".
Nome has performed his PhD in the Genome Biology Group at the Department of Cancer Prevention.
Jo Kramer-Johansen won 1st prize in OUS innovation contest
Dec 4, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Oslo University Hospital awards 6 excellent articles for the first half-year of 2013
Nov 28, 2013
From Research to Medical Technology Solutions
Nov 27, 2013
Selected latest publications
Journ. Impact factor > 8 First or last author from Oslo University Hospital
Boosting the Power of Schizophrenia Genetics by Leveraging New Statistical Tools
Schizophr Bull (in press)
The relationship between markers of extracellular cardiac matrix turnover: infarct healing and left ventricular remodelling following primary PCI in patients with first-time STEMI
Eur Heart J (in press)
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