11 December 2019

Nine grants for diabetes research


The Danish Diabetes Academy is handing out grants amounting to DKK 16.6 million to a total of thirteen diabetes researchers and three visiting professors. Nine of the recipients are associated with the University of Copenhagen.

Logo of the Danish Diabetes Academy: A blue ring and the name in blue textNine doctors and researchers affiliated with the University of Copenhagen receive a total of DKK 10.35 million for research in diabetes.

Eight recipients are from the Faculty of Health Sciences, while one is from the Faculty of Science. The money comes from the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) and is part of a larger pool of DKK 16.6 million.

The grants have been awarded to a total of 13 young diabetes researchers in connection to Rigshospitalet, Nordsjælllands Hospital, the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Odense University Hospital and the University of Copenhagen.

In addition, three visiting professors from Australia, the United Kingdom and Austria, respectively, will receive grants.

Centered on clinicians

According to the Danish Diabetes Academy, the applications in this year's funding round have been ‘of exceptionally high quality’, especially among clinicians.

This is reflected on the grants, which have largely gone to research with a clinical focus and to doctors in contact with citizens with diabetes or at risk of developing the disease.

'You find them at the centre of reality, with patients with mental and physical problems, with the increased risk of heart disease and with the need for help to cope with obesity and fatty liver', says the Chairman of DDA, Professor Allan Flyvbjerg, who is also the CEO of the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen.

The Danish Diabetes Academy was founded in 2012 and is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The purpose of the Academy is to educate future diabetes researchers and therapists.

Read more about the nine recipients from the University of Copenhagen and their projects by clicking/tapping on the names below:




































Communications Officer Anders Buch-Larsen
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