The vision of Department of Health Science and Technology, HST, is to improve health throughout society by development of new devices, methods and therapies, and by prevention of illness. Specifically, the North Denmark Region is a field of interest, the aim being to reduce the shortage of doctors and collaborate with industry.
Institut for Medicin og Sundhedsteknologi Department of Health Science and Technology
From Molecule to Society
Research at HST spans “from Molecule to Society”. It is conducted on 1) the human cell and the molecules it is built from, 2) the human body within e.g. neurology, pain, rehabilitation, biomechanics and cardiology, and 3) medical informatics systems within areas as image analysis, decision support and telemedicine.
The laboratories of HST support research as well as teaching, and the physical dimensions of objects in the laboratories span from micrometers (the cell) to several meters (human run).
Siemens awards student projects
Siemens Foundation has awarded grants to four student groups from Aalborg University. Three of these groups were from School of Medicine and Health, supervised by researchers from Department of Health Science and Technology.
Official opening of CNAP in March
Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), will be officially opened Wednesday 25 March 2015. The new Center of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation will investigate how an inappropriately flexible central nervous system can be responsible for the long-lasting or chronic pain that affects one in five adults in Denmark. A substantial goal that if met can turn the understanding of the pain system on its head and improve treatment.
Mothers dropping diabetes control
Mothers who have suffered from gestational diabetes fail to attend diabetes control every second year after their pregnancy, despite the fact that their risk of developing diabetes is seven times bigger than the risk of other women. This has been shown in a research project conducted by two graduates from the AAU education in Public Health.
Customized respirator treatment
1 February 2015, the following new appointments have started:
Teaching assistant professors:
Gitte Kær Jespersen
Ludvig Johan Torp Rasmussen
Line Rosenkilde Berg Ullits Christensen