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Cand.med. Melanie Birger Morillon

Title: "Clinical Outcomes in Gout"

Date and time: 19-01-2024 at 14:00

Venue: Kirkesalen OUH, Højhuset, 15. sal, Sdr. Boulevard 29. 5000 Odense C

Committee of Examiners:

MD, PhD, Professor Edward Roddy, School of Medicine, Keele University

MD, PhD Sara Nysom Christiansen, Rheumatology, Rigshospitalet - Glostrup Rheumatolog

MD, PhD, Professor Morten Frost Nielsen, Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital/ University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Torkell Ellingsen, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient.san.publ. Mariam Safi

Title: "Resilience engineering in healthcare: A new perspective to understand healthcare organisations"

Date and time: 28-11-2023 at 14:00

Venue: Den gamle personalekantine, Sygehus Sønderjylland, Sydvang 1, 6400 Sønderborg

Committee of Examiners:

Professor Eric Arne Lofquist, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School – Campus Bergen

Professor Emeritus Henning Boje Andersen , Department of Technology, Management and Economics Organisation Science and Technology, Technical University of Denmark - DTU

Professor Mickael Bech, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Ass. Professor Frans Hjelm Brandt Kristensen, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Ann-Maria Gramkow

Title: "Investigation and application of biomarkers in kidney transplantation: From development to clinical and research relevance"

Date and time: 01-12-2023 at 14:00

Venue: Kirkesalen, Odense University Hospital, Entrance 20, floor 15, Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense C

Committee of Examiners:

Professor, ph.d Sebastian Heidt, Dept. of immunology, Leiden University MedicalCentre (LUMC), the Netherlands

Professor, dr med. Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Nephrology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University

Professor, consultant Peer Christensen, Infektionsmedicin, Odense University Hospital/SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Ass. Professor Helle Thiesson, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient. Laura Catalini

Title: "Female infertility: endometrium, seminal plasma and the immune system"

Date and time: 01-12-2023 at 14:00

Venue: Store Auditorium, SDU Winsløwparken, building 15, Level 1, J. B. Winsløws Vej 15, 5000 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

MB, ChB.MD, FRCOG Nick Macklon, London Women´s clinic and the Bridge Centre, London University of Southampton, UK

Prof, MD, DMSci Anja Bisgaard Pinborg , Fertility clinic, Rigsholspitalet, DK

Prof., MD, DMSci Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Clinical Research, Southern Denmark University, DK (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Jens Fedder, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient.san.publ. Lenette Knudsen

Title: "Quality of diabetes care in people with diabetes and psychiatric disorder"

Date and time: 01-12-2023 at 10:00

Venue: Lokale 1.95, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Borgmester Ib Juuls Vej 83 DK-2730 Herlev

Committee of Examiners:

Prof Richard Holt, Human Development and Health Human Development and Health Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of South hampton

Prof Lise Tarnow, Klinisk Institut, Aarhus University

Ph.d. Angelina Isabella Mellentin, Klinisk Institut, SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Marit Eika Jørgensen, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient. Stephanie Reesen Mann

Title: "A biomechanical approach to improve health among professional violinists using a novel ergonomic chinrest. -The ergonomics of playing the violin"

Date and time: 04-12-2023 at 13:00

Venue: Room 100, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M 

Zoom link: https://syddanskuni.zoom.us/j/69894841068?pwd=Q1Bia0tlZ1MyVGF2WG9OWFIzN0F3dz09

Password: 250215

Committee of Examiners:

PhD Bronwen Ackermann, Biomedical Science, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School, Australia

PhD Annette Dalbøge, Institut for Klinisk Medicin , Arbejdsmedicin, Århus

PhD Simon Høffding , Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Karen Søgaard, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Julie Kristine Guldberg Stryhn

Title: "NeoThyr - Significance of maternal subclinical hypothyroidism to offspring metabolic function and early development"

Date and time: 06-12-2023 at 14:00

Venue: Kantinen ved Vandet, Slagelse Sygehus, Fælledvej 11, 4200 Slaglse

Committee of Examiners:

Adjunct professor Tuija Männistö, Research unit of Clinical Medicine Abteilung Reproduktionsbiochemie, University of Oulu, Finland

Clinical associate professor Birte Nygaard, Institut for klinisk medicin, KU

Klinisk professor Jens Fedder, Forskningsenhed for gynækologi og obstetrik, OUH, SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Peter Haulund Gæde, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient. Camilla Tvede Schytz

Title: "Characterization of skeletal muscle mitochondria in endurance athletes and acute effects of carbohydrate manipulation on muscle glycogen and performance during short-term maximal exercise."

Date and time: 07-12-2023 at 14:00

Venue: Room U82, SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Ass. Prof. William Apró, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention, and Technology, Karolinska Institutet

Prof. Henriette Pilegaard, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

Ass. Prof. Morten Bredsgaard Randers Thomsen, Department of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Assoc. Professor Joachim Nielsen, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient.san. Lene Lehmkuhl

Title: "TO:MOVE-ICU To Optimise MObilisation in mechanically VEntilated and conscious patients in Intensive Care Unit. A Participatory Design study"

Date and time: 08-12-2023 at 13:00

Venue: The Auditorium, J. B. Winsløws Vej 15, 5000 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Prof., Ph.D., CCRN Mona Ringdal, Institute of Health and Care Science, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

Prof. Jesper Simonsen, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Master of Art (education), RN Charlotte Simony, Department of Regional Health Research,, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Ass. Professor Mette Juel Rothmann, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient. Marlene Rosager Lund Pedersen

Title: "Kommunal indsats til fremme af småbørns motoriske udvikling"

Date and time: 11-12-2023 at 14:00

Venue: "Lab for Leg og Læring", building 39, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Professor Emeritus Ingunn Fjørtoft, Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap Institutt for friluftsliv, idrett og kroppsøving Campus Notodden, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge

Forskningschef, UC Syd, Ph.d. Jesper Von Seelen, UC Syd, UC Syd

Lektor, Centerleder Forsknings- og Implementeringscenter for Idræt, Bevægelse og Læring (FIIBL) Lars Breum Christiansen, Active Living, Syddansk Universitet (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Bjarne Ibsen, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.cur. Louise Dorner Østergaard

Title: "Patient-reported outcomes in the process of being diagnosed with Prostate cancer"

Date and time: 15-12-2023 at 14:30

Venue: Large Auditorium, J. B. Winsløws Vej 15, 5000 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Associate Professor Elisabeth Grove Beisland, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Lektor Bente Thoft Jensen, Department of Urology & Centre for Research in Rehabilitation, Århus University

Professor Karin Dieperink , Department of Clinical Research, SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Assoc. Professor Mads Hvid Poulsen, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

M.Sc. Serena Lillo

Title: "Optimizing the use of laboratory tests – A study on the applicability and efficacy of different interventions to improve the appropriateness of laboratory test requests in primary care"

Date and time: 18-12-2023 at 14:00

Venue: Salen, Svendborg Sygehus, Valdemarsgade 51 A, 5700 Svendborg

Committee of Examiners:

Professor Maria Salinas, Biochemistry department, Hospital de San Juan - Valentia s/n 03550 San Juan de Alicante, Spain

Klinisk Professor, Overlæge, ph.d. Henrik Løvendahl Jørgensen, Klinisk Biokemisk Afdeling, Institut for Klinisk Medicin Københavns Universitet

Professor, GP, PhD, BBA Jesper Lykkegaard, Department of Public Health, Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis (FEA), SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient. Sissel Ida Schmidt

Title: "Statin-mediated RhoA inhibition - a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease?"

Date and time: 10-01-2024 at 14:00

Venue: Room "Diagonalen", SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Professor, MSc, Ph.D. Anne Gjøen Simonsen, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Head of research, MSc, Ph.D. Susana Aznar Kleijn, Centre for Neuroscience and Stereology, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Consultant and clinical associate professor, MD, Ph.D. Dagmar Beier, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Morten Meyer, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Jacob Broder Brodersen

Title: "Minimal invasive diagnostics in suspected Crohn’s Disease"

Date and time: 12-01-2024 at 14:00

Venue: The Auditorium, Esbjerg Hospital, Haraldsgade 10, Indgang D, 6700 Esbjerg

Committee of Examiners:

Associate Professor Ervin Toth , Department of Gastroenterology , Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Lund University

Dr. Med Lars Kristian Munck, Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Københavns universitet

Professor Christian Backer Mogensen, IRS, SUND / SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Clinical Professor Torben Knudsen, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark


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