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Jan Heweliusz Scientific Prize

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Prof. Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Head of the MUG Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, was awarded by the City of Gdańsk the 2014 Jan Heweliusz Scientific Prize in the natural sciences category. The prize Commission recognized prof. Narkiewicz for his exceptional achievements in discovering new mechanisms connecting circulatory diseases with breathing disturbances during sleep.

Twenty-one years ago, in 1994, prof. Olgierd Narkiewicz (prof. Krzysztof Narkiewicz’ father) was awarded the same prize. “It is the first time in the history of the Heweliusz Prize that a second generation researcher from the same family is awarded,” noted Adam Adamowicz (President of the City of Gdańsk). more »

#giveyourheart with Dawca.pl

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The Dawca.pl campaign began a 3 weeks-long event promoting organ donation. On January 25th 2015, volunteers encouraged passengers at the Warszawa Centralna railway station to take pictures with organs (heart, lungs, kidney, liver) at the photobooth, tag them with #giveyourheart and share via social applications.

Using a non-conventional campaign we want to encourage Twitter and Instagram users to donate virtual hearts and at the same time point attention to the issues surrounding organ donation” – explains Paweł Klikowicz, Dawca.pl spokesperson. more »

English Division student wins the Interstudent contest

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Gabrielle Karpinsky, VI year medical student at the MUG English Division, won the prestigious Interstudent contest in the master degree category. Besides Gabrielle, other winners were Ghanshyambhai Khatri (India) student of the Jagiellonian University and Vitaliy Smygur (Ukraine), student of the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin. Whereas the most popular foreign student in Poland was Hugues Gentillon (Haiti), who received 50000 votes online. The contest winners were announced and recognized at the Interstudent Gala in Lublin during the conference “Studenci zagraniczni w Polsce (Foreign students in Poland) 2015”.

During this year’s edition, the contest Commission had to make exceptionally difficult decisions because over 120 nominees met the initial criteria. more »

MUG researcher awarded the Heweliusz Prize

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Prof. Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Head of the MUG Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, was awarded by the City of Gdańsk the 2014 Jan Heweliusz Scientific Prize in the natural sciences category. The prize Commission recognized prof. Narkiewicz for his exceptional achievements in discovering new mechanisms connecting circulatory diseases with breathing disturbances during sleep.

The Prize will be presented during a ceremony at the Town Hall of the Main City (Ratusz Głównego Miasta Gdańska) on January 28th at Noon. The Jan Heweliusz Prize, nicknamed “the Gdańsk Noble Prize,” is the most important scientific distiction in the Pomorskie region of Poland. It was established in 1987 as a way to recognize exceptional achievements of the members of the local scientific community.

Prof. Janusz Limon leads the Gdańsk Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences

On November 28th 2014, prof. dr hab. Janusz Limon, head of the MUG Department of Biology and Genetics as well as member of the Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences), was elected as the President of the Gdańsk Branch of the PAN. Prof. Limon is the first MUG Faculty member ever to hold this prestigious office. more »

MUG researcher at the top of the "List of 100"

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Prof. Jacek Jassem, head of the MUG Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, is regarded as the person with the most influence on the changes in the Polish healthcare system. Whereas prof. Marian Zembala, exceptional cardiosurgeon and director of the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze, is on the top of the list in the clinical category.

Experts from the “Puls Medycyny” analyzed the achievements in treatment, introducing groundbreaking procedures and technology, establishing new directions for the development of Polish medicine as well as the influence on the legislative, organizational and functional changes in the healthcare system.

Both professors also held leading spots in the 2013 edition of the Lista Stu (“List of 100”). According to Krzysztof Jakubiak, chief editor of “Puls Medycyny,” this confirms that both professors have exceptional clinical achievements and are highly regarded in the healthcare system. more »

MUG students examined a record number of patients

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On November 15th 2014, MUG students examined 408 residents of Gdynia at the Riviera shopping centre during the “Zdrowie pod Kontrolą” (“Health under control”) festival. The event was organized by the Gdańsk branch of the IFMSA-Poland with the cooperation of the Student Scientific Club at the Department of Oncologic Surgery, the Student Scientific Club at the Department of Nutrition and the Gdańsk branch of Młoda Farmacja.

Shoppers obtained free preventive tests measuring their blood glucose level, blood pressure and body composition. In addition, they had an opportunity to obtain free medical advice from MUG graduates, learn more about healthy nutrition, osteoporosis prevention, how to perform first aid and register as potential bone marrow donors (in cooperation with Baza Dawców Komórek Macierzystych – Fundacja DKMS). Whereas the little shoppers had a chance to treat… more »

The "Dotknij Piersi" ("Touch the Brest") project is unrivalled

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The “Dotknij Piersi” (“Touch the Brest”) project is organized by the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of of Oncologic Surgery was unrivalled among the nominees for the “Student Project of the Year” award at the ProJuvenes gala. This event was organized by the Student Parliament of the Republic of Poland on November 7th 2014 at the Palladium theater in Warszawa. It is noteworthy students from all over Poland voted online for 6 of the 7 ProJuvenes awards. more »

MUG students at World Championships

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MUG students Marta Stachowicz (PhD programme, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Bromatology) and Szymon Szkoda (V year of medicine) and multiple medalists at the National Academic Championships participated at the World Championships in Sport Aerobics, Fitness and Hip-Hop. The championships took place on October 22nd-25th 2014 in Prague. Overall, 975 participants from 15 countries competed. The MUG students from the team trained by coach Aneta Korewo MSc, competed in the solo and mixed pair categories. Marta Stachowicz, the current National Academic Champion ranked 18th in the solo category.

Whereas the pair Stachowicz & Szkoda competed intensely and reached the finals where they ranked 6th in the world. This is the highest achievement of MUG students at world championships. more »

MUG researchers working on breakthrough regulatory T cell (Treg) therapy

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The University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine selected a joint project by the University of Chicago and the MUG as one of the most promising. The project concerns treatment of diabetes mellitus type 1 and the pancreatic islet transplantation with regulatory T cells (Tregs).

The cooperation between the two universities began in 2009 and resulted in multiple published papers, grants (e.g. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences USA, European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action, Strategmed NCBiR) and a program focused on implementing Treg therapy in Poland and the USA. more »


Last update: 29.01.2015, 14:20

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