Odense University Hospital & University of Southern Denmark
Odense University Hospital (OUH) gives high priority to research, and in collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark, the hospital has prepared an ambitious research strategy for the period 2016-2020; a strategy that replaces the previous strategy which went from 2012 – 2016.
Both the ‘old’ and the new research strategy anticipate the New OUH and the integration with the University of Southern Denmark, which will provide new and interesting possibilities for increased collaboration on research.
This unique collaboration between OUH and the University of Southern Denmark, in which research and clinics are linked directly to one another, creates optimal frameworks for translational research with benefits for patient treatment.
Elite Research Centers
In the period 2012-2016, Odense University Hospital will be establishing three elite research centres to carry out clinical research at highest international level. An elite research centre is characterised by strong networking across research communities and national borders, with translational research as their common denominator, and with the following qualities:
- High scientific quality
- High academic level of ambition
- Original and real innovative ideas
- Combined focus on cognitive research and application dimensions
- Potentially ground-breaking
The first centre will open at the end of 2012. DKK 14 million have been earmarked for each centre over a period of five years with the possibility of extension for another five years, including new DKK 14 million for each center.
The five elite research centers are:
CIMA – Centre for Individualized Medicine in Arterial Disease. (from 2012)
Head of center: Professor, Chief Physician, DR.Med, Lars Melholt Rasmussen.
You can find more information about the idea of the center here:
ORCA – Odense Research Centre for Anaphylaxis (from 2012)
Head of center: Professor, Chief Physician, Dr.Med, Ph.d Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
You can find more information about the idea of the center here or at ORCAs own homepage.
EFE – Centre for Research in Medical Endocrinology (from 2012)
Head of center: Professor, Jan Frystyk
You can find more information about the original idea of the center here. The center structure is under revision since a new Steno Diabetes Centre Odense was established January 1 2018.
FLASH – Fibrosis, Fatty Liver and Steatohepatitis Research Centre (from 2017)
Head of center: Professor, Physician, Ph.d., Dr. Med, Aleksander Krag