Research should not merely be for professional groups with long-cycle higher educational qualifications, such as doctors. Also nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory technologists and midwives with medium-cycle higher education (MVU) should be able to carry out research, if they meet the formal qualifications. A year ago, Rigshospitalet decided to support research-committed MVU employees in their research efforts, by e.g. creating shared positions. In 2008 the first group of students attained a master’s degree from the Master of Health Science programme at Copenhagen University. Today, 82 nurses, 18 physiotherapists, five occupational therapists and six midwives have obtained a PhD./doctorate in Denmark, which proves that professional groups with medium-cycle higher education have considerable interest in research. Throughout the years Rigshospitalet has been the first to support research efforts of such professional groups in a number of connections, and as general front-runner within Danish health research, Rigshospitalet will continue in the future to demand innovative efforts to strengthen the total stock of talent among its employees, regardless of professional group.
Researchers at Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen have discovered how parasite sticks to blood vessels in severe cases of malaria. The discovery could lead to new means to combat malaria.
A new International House Copenhagen aims to strengthen the attraction, reception, and retention of international citizens. Making it a great experience to work, study and live in Copenhagen while creating development and growth in Denmark.
Medical experts from Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet have in collaboration with international colleagues developed European guidelines on how to handle abnormal uterine bleeding during and after menopause aiming inter alia to reduce the number of unnecessary uterine Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) procedures.