From molecule to patient
Scientific health research is often carried out in a close cooperation between the university, hospitals, clinics, regions, municipalities, agencies, patient organizations and citizens.
The short path from laboratory research to clinical practice is a great benefit to the patient by offering fast and effective treatment.
Clinical research is undertaken in a primary care environment, close to the patient, which focuses on developing and testing new forms of treatment.
Close contact with the hospitals ensures research can meet new requirements in the treatment process.
This clinical and so-called translational research gives the faculty a key role in the development of new treatment that can be offered to citizens by the public health service.
Copenhagen Health Science Partners is a partnership between the Capital Region of Copenhagen and the University of Copenhagen. One of its objectives is to ensure that patients in the region have even faster access to the latest treatment and care.