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…at the Faculty of Medicine of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

In the tradition of German academic medicine, the Faculty of Medicine and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (university hospital) follow a closely integrated approach of research, teaching, and medical care. The Faculty of Medicine combines excellent research with high-quality medical education. The results of these efforts can be observed at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, where  innovative treatment methods serve the benefit of patients. Both institutions are committed to guaranteeing a high-quality basic and continuous training of future doctors.

Benefiting from the size and scope of the activities of one of Germany’s largest research universities, interdisciplinary thinking and acting is one of the pillars of academic medicine in Erlangen. At the same time, most facilities are just a short walk or bicycle ride apart. In this spirit, 24 interdisciplinary clinical centers guarantee state-of-the-art patient care across specialties. Since we are centrally located within the so-called Medical Valley – an internationally leading cluster in medical engineering – researchers, physicians, and students at the Faculty of Medicine and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen cooperate with businesses, non-university research institutions, and other organizations within the healthcare system to develop innovative products and services for improved patient-care and affordable healthcare systems.

Among other successes last year, we are very proud to have succeeded in

receiving further funds for the research of an optimized therapy of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (CEDER)

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved further funding for the clinical research unit 257 (“Molecular pathogenesis and optimized therapy of chronic inflammatory bowel disease – CEDER“). The center, located at the Department of Medicine 3, will receive over 4.8 million euros over the next three years – twice the previous level of funding – in recognition of its research activities so far.

funding the international network TRENAL for translational kidney research

Kidney researchers from the Department of Medicine 4, Yale University, and University College London (UCL) have come together to work on the TRENAL (“Translational kidney research – from physiology to clinical application”) project set up by Erlangen-based kidney specialists Prof. Dr. K.-U. Eckardt (Head of the Department of Medicine 4) and Dr. F. Knauf. The collaboration is being funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with a high six-figure sum as part of its program ‘strategic partnerships and thematic networks’.

starting a network project to explore the interactions between metabolic and joint diseases (METARTHROS)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the network METARTHROS (“Metabolic Impact on Joint and Bone Disease”) with 4.1 million euros until 2018. Scientists will research the cause and correlation of metabolic diseases, as obesity and diabetes mellitus, and inflammatory joint diseases, as rheumatism and arthrosis. Prof. Dr. G. Schett, Head of the Department of Medicine 3, is speaker of the consortium that encompasses 8 German centers.

being granted a interfacultary, neuroscientific research training group on neurodevelopment and CNS vulnerability

The interfacultary, neuroscientific research training group (GRK 2062) “Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability” (Speaker: Prof. Dr. D.C. Lie, Institute of Biochemistry) is one of 16 GRK that will be funded by the DFG. As of 1st July 2016, young scientists will have the opportunity to do their Ph.D. within a high quality training program, studying basic questions on neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

implementing a collaborative research center (SFB) to explore checkpoints for the resolution of inflammation (SFB 1181)

In the new SFB 1181 ‘Checkpoints for the resolution of inflammation’ researchers from various areas of medicine and biology are investigating the basic mechanisms underlying the resolution of inflammatory responses and their clinical relevance. The DFG is funding the SFB, headed by  Prof. Dr. G. Schett from the Department of Medicine 3, with approximately 14.1 million euros.

being granted a new chair for e-Health/m-Health

A professorship of e-health/m-health – electronic and mobile applications in medicine – will be established at the Faculty of Medicine as part of Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B). The professorship will focus on reusing healthcare data from hospitals for medical research. In this way, the Faculty aims to further strengthen its excellent national and international reputation in medical informatics.

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