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"Skate through cancer" with MUG students

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On April 25th 2015, members of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery and the Academic Oncology Society are organizing an inline skating critical mass. The event will begin at 19:00 at the Plac Zebrań Ludowych (the square at the intersection of Aleja Zwycięstwa and Ulica 3 maja) in Gdańsk. From there, participants will skate down the following streets: Aleja Zwycięstwa, Aleja gen. Józefa Hallera, Czarny Dwór, Obrońców Wybrzeża, Chłopska, al. Rzeczypospolitej, Legionów, Tadeusza Kościuszki and once again down Aleja Hallera and Aleja Zwycięstwa back to Plac Zebrań Ludowych. more »

MUG thoracic surgeon and IFMSA-Poland recognized

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On March 2-8 2015, the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) General Assembly March Meeting 2015 took place in Antalya (Turkey). During this semi-annual meeting, students participate in sessions devoted to the standing programs and subject-based sessions. Humanitarian aid which in the current global situation requires an increasing amount of human resources was the leading topic of this meeting. Two medical students represented the MUG during this meeting: Karolina Górska (IFMSA-Poland National Coordinator for reproductive health and AIDS) and Rita Sharma (IFMSA-Poland National Coordinator for scientific exchange).

Twice a year, the IFMSA publishes the MSI magazine (Medical Students International). The latest issue features an article by Tomasz Marjański, MD PhD (MUG Department of Thoracic Surgery). For many years dr. Marjański has been a tutor for IFMSA members who arrived in Gdańsk for scientific exchange. more »

New tool for MUG students and teachers

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Besides their notes and textbooks, MUG students now have a new tool: films. The employees of the MUG Department of Preventive Medicine and Education together with a Gdańsk filmmaker Paweł Sudara completed a set of five educational films. Four of them show the details of physical examination, while the fifth is about hand disinfection and protection from infections. The idea to make the films came directly from MUG medical students, who during their 3rd year of studies asked for a consistent example of physical examination.

- At first we demonstrated physical examination on a volunteer during a lecture. That was not a good solution, so we decided to record physical examination on film – remembers prof. Tomasz Zdrojewski (head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Didactics). – We worked quickly, filmed a lot of material and editing was a challenge – remarks filmmaker Paweł Sudara. – Thankfully a team of doctors collaborated on this project and they were very helpful. more »

Prime Minister of Poland Awards for the year 2014

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Prof. Roman Kaliszan, head of the MUG Department of Biopharmacy and Pharmacodynamics, received one of six Prime Minister of Poland Awards for the year 2014. Among the other recipients were: prof. Janusz Bujnicki, prof. Lech Gardocki, prof. Zofia Mitosek, prof. Małgorzata Skorupa i prof. Jerzy Zabczyk.

On February 9th 2015, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz awarded 44 exceptional researchers and 2 research teams for their outstanding achievements in science, technology, arts as well as for exceptional doctoral and habilis dissertations. more »

New Doctor Habilis at MUG

The MUG Faculty of Health Sciences with Subfaculty of Nursing and Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine is now authorized to grant Doctor Habilis of Health Sciences degrees. This decision was made on January 26th 2015 after consulting with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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 »


Last update: 20.04.2015, 08:30

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