The ‘Global Excellence in Health’ award is being presented to five research communities today. Four of the winners are from Rigshospitalet.
Today, four research communities at Rigshospitalet will receive the ‘Global Excellence in Health’ award.The four winners are:
In addition, the Psychiatric Research Unit and the OPUS trial from the Mental Health Services of the Capital Region of Denmark will also receive the award.Why they deserve the awardThe Surgical Pathophysiology Unit receives the award for its pioneering efforts to establish fast-track surgery. The objective of fast-track surgery is painless and risk-free surgery, and research results have now been established as a worldwide principle of treatment and have been put into practice within many specialist areas.More about the Surgical Pathophysiology Unit hereThe Department of Haematology receives the award for intensive research into blood diseases and comprehensive experimental treatment. The department has therefore contributed to increasing understanding of diseases and continuing improvement of treatment options so that it now has a strong position within translational research.More about the Department of Haematology hereThe Department of Cardiology, the Heart Centre, Ischaemic Team Unit receives the award for excellent work on research and innovation. Despite the small specialist area, the department is divided into even more specialised fields and covers everything from research into normal cells and cancer cells to testing new medicines. Efforts to convert research at the department into practice have improved treatment of blood clots in the heart as well as treatments for heart failure.More about the Department of Cardiology hereThe Department of Oncology receives the award for continuing to improve the quality of the various treatment options in connection with cancer. In addition, the department is unique in Denmark with its Phase 1 Unit, in which the earliest clinical trials with new cancer drugs are tested. This makes the department an extremely attractive collaboration partner in connection with testing new cancer medicines.More about the Department of Oncology hereWhat is Global Excellence?The ‘Global Excellence in Health’ award is awarded by the Capital Region of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark, and is to promote professional world-class communities within the health sector. Outstanding contributions to research, development and use of new knowledge about technologies and new treatment options aimed at Danish health authorities form the basis for the nominations.
A total of 20 Global Excellence awards have been awarded since 2010. The distinction applies for a period of five years and comes with a grant of DKK 1.5 mill.
Read more about the five winners of ‘Global Excellence in Health’ 2012 here