Research strategy

Research Strategy 2019-2021
Research Unit for Dermatovenerology
Department of Dermatology

and Allergy Centre, OUH
Department of Clinical Research, SDU



We present the department's new 3-year research strategy in the field of dermatovenerology.
The research strategy is based on previous strategy areas and the work of the research committee's strategy seminar held in October 2018.
We do research for and preferably with the patients. The department’s research is primarily application-oriented, based on tasks in diagnostics, prevention and treatment. Patients’ thoughts and input are important in the research process, wherefore patients are part of the research committee and should be involved relevant already in the planning process of new projects. The department also wants to strengthen cooperation with patient associations.
The newfound knowledge must be made visible and implemented so that patients can be offered the best treatment.

Research is a core task for a university hospital and contributes to an inspiring and stimulating work environment. Therefore, the Staff at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre has a joint responsibility for research, development and teaching activities as part of daily clinical life. This involves launching scientific projects and participation in the department’s development in highly specialised functions, regional functions and main functions.
Within the highly specialized areas, it is especially important to support research.

There is an increased focus on internationalization and we now have three foreign guest researchers: Adjunct Professor Steven Feldman from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who specializes in psoriasis, patient communication and adherence. Adjunct Professor Julia Reichelt from EB Haus in Salzburg, who is an expert on molecular genetics and gene correction and adjunct associated professor Maja Hofmann, Department of Dermatology, Charité, Berlin who is an expert on skin tumors and laser surgery.

Research and education strengthen the collaboration between OUH and the Department of Clinical Research at SDU.



The Research Unit’s Vision
Clinical research makes life easier for patients with skin diseases and allergies.

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