Department of Clinical Medicine

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Welcome to the Department of Clinical Medicine 

We aim to conduct medical research and education at a high international level within medicine and clinical nutrition. Much of our activity is closely linked to the hospitals in Vestlandet.

Most of our scientific staff are also employed by one of hospitals in Vestland.

The institute administration is located on the 7th floor of the laboratory building at Haukeland University Hospital. 


We provide professional training in medicine, as well as bachelor's and master's education in nutrition. In addition, employees at the institute teach dentistry and dental hygienist students in pathology.

Read more about our research groups by following this link:

Courses at Department of Clinical Medicine | University of Bergen (uib.no)


At the departement, we emphasize research on clinical issues. We have a number of research groups from the institute’s 19 sections/fields.

The institute is also involved in several leading research and competence centers, including the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO), NERO SYMED, and the Centre for Nutrition.

Read more about our research groups by following this link:

Research groups | Department of Clinical Medicine | UiB

Portrait of Lars A. Akslen next to the Helse Vest Research Award diploma.

Prestigious recognitions to Lars A. Akslen and CCBIO

The regional health authority Helse Vest’s Research Award 2023 goes to Professor Lars Andreas Akslen and CCBIO for ground-breaking research on cancer biomarkers. Akslen has also been subject to another prestigious recognition this fall, as he was recently elected as member of the Academia Europaea.

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Launches new application portal for external funding

Research advisors at the Faculty of Medicine have recently launched a new portal for researchers applying for external funding.

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Kjell Morten Myhr og Øivind Thorkilldsen

Targeting Epstein-Barr virus to treat and prevent MS

Researchers launch pioneering EU funded research initiative to uncover role of Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis, building on recent research breakthrough.

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Studien var ledet av professor og overlege Charalampos Tzoulis (midten), sammen med senior forsker Christian Dölle (venstre) og overlege Brage Brakedal (høyre).

Targeting the brain's energy metabolism may hold the key for treating Parkinson’s disease

The results of a new clinical trial, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Metabolism, show that oral intake of nicotinamide riboside (NR) enhances NAD-metabolism in the brain of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and shows promise as a potential therapy.

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Lower birth weight at delivery is linked to neurodevelopmental problems

UiB research shows that being born to term with a weight lower than 3,5 kilos is related to a higher risk of developing neurodevelopmental problems such as cerebral palsy and autism.

Research groups

Research groups are the backbone of medical research. They do research better, more focused and enjoyable.

At the Department of Clinical Medicine we have the basis for much medical research, namely good patient materials.

Research teams collaborate independent of the boundaries of sections, department and institutions. You can find a selection of our research groups here.


Field areas

The departments consists of eleven sections. The subjects within these are: orthopedics, urology, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, pathology, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, ear nose and throat, chirurgia minor, psychiatry, oftamologi (eye), dermatology (skin), gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, nutrition and nephrology.