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).
30.01.2015 at 01.00 PM - 04.00 PM
PhD Lecture by Larissa Bittencourt da Silva
Larissa Bittencourt da Silva, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: "Antinociceptive and Analgesic Effects of Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A: Elucidating Underlying Mechanisms".
23.02.2015 at 02.00 PM - 04.00 PM
PhD lecture by Stine Linding Andersen
Stine Linding Andersen, Department of Health Science and Technology will defend her Ph.D. thesis: ’Iodine status in pregnant and breastfeeding women. A Danish regional investigation"
26.02.2015 at 01.00 PM - 04.00 PM
Inaugural Lecture by Charlotte Glümer
This lecture will be about the shift in this research area within the last 20 years - a transition from individualised programmes to more complex programmes, including combined prevention strategies, participatory approaches, mixed-methods, and about a transition of a physician to a Public Health person.
Official opening of CNAP in March
Center for Biomedical Engineering in Human 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
New member of the Danish Council for Independent Research
Professor Ole Kæseler Andersen, Department of Health Science and Technology, becomes a member of the Council for Technology and Production Sciences under the Danish Council for Independent Research.
In January 2015, a number of new appointments have started:
Christinna Rebecca Olesen
Fabricio Ariel Jure
Daniel Johansen, School of Medicine and Health