Department Day 2017 in the Aula
The Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) held its annual Department Day in the University Aula, 10 May.
2 main themes
The Day primarily focused on 2 themes: Internationalisation and Communication. In addition to presentations by researchers, students and leaders from the Department, there were a number of guest speakers, including: Kristof Vlaeminck, UiB’s representative in Brussels; Nina Langeland, the Dean of the Medical Health Faculty; Ryuta Kawashima, Executive Director of the Smart-Aging Research Center at Tohoku University; Markus Moe, Editor of Dagens Medisin; and Marion Solheim, Senior Communication Advisor at the Medical Health Faculty.
IGS’ PhD candidates were asked to participate in a poster competition. Prizes were given for the 3 best posters:
- Prize: Eirin K. Skaftun
- Prize: David Mukunya
- Prize: Janne L. Gjerde
Prizes were also awarded for IGS’ “Publication of the Year” to Nina Øyen for the publication «Prepregnancy Diabetes and Offspring Risk of Congenital Heart Disease - A Nationwide Cohort Study»
All in all it was a wonderful opportunity for all at IGS to meet across research group and research theme lines. The Day rounded off with a performance of “Sommernatt ved fjorden” by researcher and pianist Trond Riise.
Thanks to many for the hard work behind planning this day: research committee at IGS for a great arrangement; Trond Riise, Ingrid Miljeteig, Magne Bråtveit, Sverre Litleskare, Marion Solheim, Susanne Meidell, Makalani Myrtveit, Anja Maria Steinsland Ariansen, and Daniel Gundersen (and others!).