Center for research on heart disease in women

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The Center for research on Cardiac Disease in Women was established at Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen (UiB) in June 2020 under Department of Clinical Science.  The Center was established after an initiative from Hjertefondet at UiB which also contributes to funding of the Center together with Bergen Sanitetsforening/Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association and Grieg Foundation. Research on cardiac disease in women is the main activity in the Center, but the Center also supports teaching and dissemination. The Center is connected with a network of regional researchers and research groups, both within and outside the UiB.

The Center should be a driving force and meeting place that promotes research on cardiac disease in women through multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers, departments and institutions. The Center aims at increasing funding and visibility for research on cardiac disease in women, and to build competence on cardiac disease in women among researchers, health workers and health politicians, and in the society at large. 

The Center is based upon the considerable knowledge in the field that has emerged from clinical research, community-based studies and health registries at UiB and regional collaborating institutions, including Haukeland University Hospital and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Bente E. Moen

New Board Chair

Bente E. Moen is appointed chair of the steering group at Center for research on cardiac disease in women

Marc Lerchenmueller

Webinar, Center for research on cardiac disease in women. Contributing to an evidence-based dialogue on women’s careers in academia: Evidence from the life sciences. Monday 25.10.21 at 12:00-13:00

Speaker: Marc Lerchenmueller, Assistant Professor for Technological Innovation and Management Science at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management, USA.

Professor Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

Sex and gender in frontier research

Webinar: Monday 20.09.21 at 12:00-13:00 Speaker: Professor Sabine Oertelt-Prigione at Radboud Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Medical Faculty of the University of Bielefeld, Germany.


Sex and gender: modifiers of health and disease

Webinar: Monday 26.04.21 at 12:00-13:00 Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek will talk on how sex and gender modifies health and disease with a focus on cardiac disease in a translational perspective.

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Day Zero webinar , gender equality in academia - links to sustainable medical research and education

Join this online workshop. Time: Feb. 10, 2021 11:00 AM–12:30 PM,