Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Director of SMI, won “Den Nordjyske Ledelsespris 2016” - an award for excellent leadership in North Denmark. The award is presented by UCN act2learn, Lederne Himmerland, Nordjyske Bank and Erhverv Norddanmark. More than 20 candidates were nominated for the award and then evaluated by the award committee.
Lars Arendt-Nielsen was celebrated 8 November 2016 at Comwell Hvide Hus, Aalborg surrounded by the proud and cheerful staff members of SMI and Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, Dean of The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University.
The staff of SMI nominated Lars for building up a unique working environment which they are all very proud of – not least when they travel the world as ambassadors of SMI. In the nomination they highlighted Lars’ ability to delegate assignments and responsibilities according to the staff members’ individual competencies and strengths in their work life.
Lars Arendt-Nielsen was co-founder of SMI which was established as a Center of Excellence in 1993 with support from the Danish National Research Foundation. Today SMI is renowned worldwide for its research.
SMI is an international research and training center with a staff group of approximately 100 employees – 50% of them coming from abroad. The research center operates under Department of Health Science and Technology.
Translational research in neuroscience and engineering is the primary focus of SMI. The aim is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the areas of pain, motor control, sports sciences, and rehabilitation.