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Upcoming PhD Defences

Cand.scient.san.publ. Sanne Pagh Møller

Title: "Childhood poverty and contacts with the healthcare system in adolescence and young adulthood"

Date and time: 23-05-2024 at 13:00

Venue: 'Luftskibet' SIF, Studiestræde 6 1455 København K

Committee of Examiners:

Research Director, ScD Maria Melchior, Pierre Louis Institute for Epidemiology and Public Health INSERM, Sorbonne Université

Associate Professor, PhD Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Section of Epidemiology, University of Copenhagen

Professor, cand.rer.soc Jes Søgaard, The Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Lau Caspar Thygesen, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.scient. Matias Adonis Jul Gram Ryding

Title: "Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived human neurons to model autoimmune encephalitis"

Date and time: 24-05-2024 at 14:00

Venue: Dialogen, Nyt Sund, SDU, Cmpusvej 55, 5230 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Associate Professor Michael Zandi, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London

Clinical Associate Professor Thomas Harbo, Department of Clinical Medicine - The Department of Neurology, Aarhus University

Clinical Professor Torben Barington, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Morten Blaabjerg, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Ergoterapeut Christina Merete Tvede Madsen

Title: "WORK-ON – work rehabilitation for persons with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-ON arbejdsrehabilitering for mennesker med inflammatorisk artritis)"

Date and time: 24-05-2024 at 13:00

Venue: Room U47, SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Professor, occupational therapist, Mathilda Björk Mathilda Björk, Department of health, medicine and caring sciences, Linkjöping Universitet

Senior researcher Pernille Pedersen, DEFACTUM, Aarhus Universitet

Profesor, Hanne Kaa Kristensen Hanne Kaa Kristensen, CIMT, OUH , SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Jette Primdahl, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Kamilla Ryom Riis

Title: "Thyroid Function and Autoimmunity: Impact on Health and Management of Hypothyroidism"

Date and time: 24-05-2024 at 13:00

Venue: DIAS auditoriet, SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Committee of Examiners:

MD, PhD, Associate professor Jan Calissendorff, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

MD, PhD, Professor Stig Andersen, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Research unit of clinical biochemistry, Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of  Southern Denmark, Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Steen Joop Bonnema, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Søren Kristian Nielsen

Title: "Outcome of Family Screening, Genetic Investigations and Follow-up"

Date and time: 24-05-2024 at 14:00

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

Committee of Examiners:

Prof. Saidi (Sam) Ahmed Mohiddin, Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomews hospital

PhD Klinisk Lektor Anja Lisbeth Frederiksen, Klinisk genetisk afdeling, Aalborg Universitetshospital

Prof. Dr. Med. Jens Michael Hertz, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet (chair)

Main supervisor:

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

Cand.med. Eline Sandvig Andersen

Title: "Counteracting Performance Degradation of Clinical Artificial Intelligence"

Date and time: 30-05-2024 at 14:00

Venue: "Auditoriet på Bjerget” på Vejle Sygehus, Beriderbakken 4, 7100 Vejle

Committee of Examiners:

Professor emeritus, Ph.d., MD Gudjon Elvar Theodorsson, Department of biomedical and clinical sciences, Linköping University

Professor, MD, dr.med. Stig Egil Bojesen, Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Københavns Universitet

Professor, Ph.d., cand.scient.san, Katrine Hass Rubin, Klinisk institut / department of clinical research, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Ivan Brandslund, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Kristian Tækker Madsen

Title: "Recurrent Symptoms and Prognosis after Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: Associations with FFRCT and Coronary Plaque Characteristics – A 3-Year follow-up in Patients with Stable Angina"

Date and time:
31-05-2024 at 15:00

Venue: Auditoriet på Syddansk Universitetshospital Esbjerg, Finsensgade 35, 6700 Esbjerg

Committee of Examiners:

Prof. Ronak Rajani, Cardiovascular imaging, Guy´s and St Thomas´ NHS Foundation trust and King´s College London

Prof. Thomas Engstrøm, Cardiology, Rigshospitalet

Dr. Med. Henrik Steen Hansen, Cardiology, Odense University Hospital (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.cur. Louise Faurholt Øbro

Title: "Feasibility of mHealth in combination with health coaching for supporting patients with prostate cancer – Patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives and experiences"

Date and time: 31-05-2024 at 14:00

Venue: The Auditorium "Bjerget", Building S, Vejle Hospital, Beriderbakken 4, 7100 Vejle

Committee of Examiners:

Professor emerita, dr.philos Hilde Eide, Senter for helse og teknologi Fakultet for helse- og sosial vitenskap, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge

Lektor, Ph.d. Associate Professor Anita Haahr, Nusing and Health Care Department of Public Health, Aarhus Universitet

Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt, Institut for Regional Sundhedsforskning, SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Palle Jørn Sloth Osther, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Mathias Amdi Hertz

Title: "Urinary tract infections in Danish emergency departments – characteristics and diagnostic values of urine analysis and novel inflammatory markers."

Date and time: 04-06-2024 at 14:00

Venue: Room 1+2, Entrance 93, Odense University Hospital, Kløvervænget 6, 5000 Odense

Committee of Examiners:

Associate professor, MD, ph.d. Magnus Paulsson, Division of Infection Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

Overlæge, lektor Rikke Krogh-Madsen, Klinisk institut, Københavns Universitet

Professor, ph.d., dr. med. Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen, Klinisk Institut, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Isik Somuncu Johansen, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Qais Waleed Saleh

Title: "FOXP3 mRNA Splice Variants: Potential Biomarkers of Immunosuppression in Kidney Transplant Recipients"

Date and time: 07-06-2024 at 14:00

Venue: U300, Nyt Sund, SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Committee of Examiners:

Professor, MD, PhD, DMSc Hans-Peter Marti, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

Professor, MD, PhD Jens Georg Leipziger, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Professor, PhD Grith Lykke Sørensen, Department of Cancer and Inflammation Research, Institute of Molecular Medicine (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Martin Tepel, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Ann-Kristine Weber Giger

Title: "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in older patients with cancer and frailty"

Date and time: 07-06-2024 at 14:00

Venue: room Emil Aarestrup, Kløvervænget 17, 5000 Odense C

Committee of Examiners:

Professor (MD, MSC) Shane O'Hanlon , Geriatric Medicine , School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Associate professor (MD, PhD) Lone Winther Lietzen, Department of clinical medicine - Geriatrics , aarhus University

Professor (MD, DrMed) Niels Qvist , Research unit of Surgery, Department of Clinical Research, , University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor Jesper Ryg, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Morten Hjarnø Lorentzen

Title: "Improved diagnostic imaging for pneumonia"

Date and time: 14-06-2024 at 14:00

Venue: Auditoriumet, Lærings- og Forskningshuset, Sygehus Sønderjylland, Kresten Philipsens Vej 15 F, 6200 Aabenraa

Committee of Examiners:

Assistant professor, MD, MSc, PhD Emanuele Emilio Giuseppe Pivetta , Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin and Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino - Molinette hospital

MD, PhD, Senior Consultant, Associate professor Pernille Ravn, Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Københavns universitet

Professor Torben Knudsen, IRS - Sydvestjysk Sygehus, Forskningsenhed for Mave-, Tarm- og Leversygdomme (Esbjerg), SDU (chair)

Main supervisor:

Clinical Professor Christian Backer Mogensen, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark http://kalender.sdu.dk

Cand.scient. Atenisa Caci

Title: "Cellular TEAD1 activity as predictor for osteoblast lineage speciation and metabolic bone disease"

Date and time:
18-06-2024 at 14:00

Venue: Room U301, Nyt Sund, SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Committee of Examiners:

Prof Thomas Clemens, Orthopedic, Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore

Associate Professor Brice Emanuelli, Center of Metabolic Basic Research, Copenhagen University

Associate Professor Lasse Bach Steffensen , Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Assoc. Professor Alexander Rauch, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Cand.med. Magnus Ploug

Title: "Preoperative management of iron deficiency and anemia in colorectal cancer patients"

Date and time: 28-06-2024 at 15:00

Venue: The Auditorium, Esbjerg Hospital, Haraldsgade 12, Indgang D, 6700 Esbjerg

Committee of Examiners:

Professor emeritus PhD Stefan Lindgren, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University

Consultant , associate professor phd Rune Erichsen, Dep of Surgery, Randers Hospital, Dep clinical epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital

Professor phd Kim Christian Houlind, Dep Vascular Surgery, Lillebælt Hospital, Dep regional health research, University of Southern Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

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


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