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Run with us during Gdańsk Biega 2014


Do you like running? Are you physically active? Do you enjoy spending time with friends and family in the outdoors? Participate in the 4th edition of the Gdańsk Biega (Gdańsk Running). The even will take place on Saturday, October 25th at noon at the Gdańsk-Brzeźno beach.

The students from the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of of Oncologic Surgery will be ready to check your blood pressure and provide helpful information about healthy lifestyle and breast cancer. Whereas the students from the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy will teach first aid skills, including the use of an AED.

You can register online via the form at gdanskbiega.com. There you can also find details about the event.

MUG students send an impulse to the heart


On October 20th, the members of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy completed another stage of their project “Impulse for the heart.” Their aim is to increase the Tricity residents’ awareness of how and when to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) as well as where to find AEDs in public places.

The “Impulse for the heart” project is ongoing. Students were present at the electro-heating plant Wybrzeże during its open day. You will be able to meet them on October 25th at the Gdańsk Biega (Gdańsk Running) event at Brzeźno beach and on November 8th at the Riviera shopping center in Gdynia. Everyone will have a chance to use an AED on a training manikin and to practice resuscitation skills. The project’s honorary patron is prof. Marcin Gruchała, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs.

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

foto: Sara Serritellafoto: Sara Serritella

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 »

Madagascar in the eyes of a young nutritionist


Daniel Kasprowicz, a graduate of the MUG Nutrition program, has been residing in Madagascar for the last three months. Although he is trained to work with the undernourished, life prepared him for a much greater task. During his internship, Daniel is learning about the Malagasy people’s life from the medical point of view. You can read more about Madagascar and its children at Daniel’s website: danielkasprowicz.pl more »

The 2014/2015 academic year has officially begun


On October 8th 2014, 1351 students officially begun their first year of studies at the MUG. The ceremony took place at the Prof. Narkiewicz Auditorium Primum and prof. Walecki delivered the inaugural lecture “Contemporary radiology – seeing more than eyes can see.”

Among the guests present at the inaugural ceremony were: Aleksander Sopliński (Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education), Hanna Zych-Cisoń (Vice-Marshal of the Pomorskie province), Archbishop Tadeusz Gocłowski and the representatives of local universities. more »

A musical start of the academic year


A gala concert of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk Chamber Orchestra directed by Andrzej Kacprzak inaugurated the academic year of the universities associated in the Pomorskie Voivodeship Rectors’ Council (Rada Rektorów Województwa Pomorskiego). The event began with speeches by prof. Janusz Moryś (MUG Rector) and Mieczysław Struk (Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship).

At the event, prof. Moryś awarded the Primus Inter Pares medals to the top MUG graduates: Alicja Góralczyk (Faculty of Medicine) and Anna Szablewska (Faculty of Health Sciences). more »

MUG’s ambitious young researchers

Miłosz Jaguszewski MD, PhD (1st Department and Clinic of Cardiology), Emilia Sitek PhD (Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Nursing) and Mariusz Grinholc PhD won the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarships. more »

Immatriculation time at the MUG


On September 25th 2014, 134 Pharmacy studdents and 48 Laboratory Medicine students officially began the academic year.

At the Faculty of Medicine, 515 students began their studies. First year dentistry students (67 at the DDS progam and 42 at the dental techniques pogram) were the first to immatriculate on September 25th. Whereas on the following day, 292 Polish and 150 English Division medical students began their studies. more »

International evening at Wróblówka


More than 600 international students, including 200 from the MUG, met at the biggest student integration party in our province on September 26th 2014 at the Wróblówka lodge. This was the 5th edition of the event co-organized by the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, the Gdańsk University of Technology, MUG and the University of Gdańsk as part of the Study in Pomorskie project studyinpomorskie.eu. Many of the attending students are studying in Gdańsk as part of the Erasmus exchange program. In addition to music, regional food, a big bonfire and contests, the students were introduced to Kashubian folk dances. Faculty of Medicine Dean prof. Maria Dudziak MD PhD represented the MUG authorities.

Champions of life science at the MUG

prof. dr hab. med. Jacek Jassemprof. dr hab. med. Jacek Jassem

Prof. Jacek Jassem (MUG Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy) won the MISTRZ (CHAMPION) competition and was awarded a grant of nearly 300000zł (~71500€) to complete the project “Prognostic and predictive signifiance of microRNA in colon cancer”. Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej (Foundation for Polish Science) awarded research grants to 8 professors of life and earth sciences. Besides prof. Jassem, among the recipients is prof. Jarosław Marszałek from the UG-MUG Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology for his project “Involvement of mitochondrial Hsp70/J-protein chaperone system in iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis: molecular biology and evolution”. The award ceremony will take place on September 22nd in Warszawa and its highlight will be a lecture by prof. Robert Huber, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry („How I became a Scientist and Protein Crystallographer”).

The MISTRZ program began in 2008 and is aimed at scientists with substantial research achievements and success in working with young research teams. The goal of the program is to support exceptional researchers with 12 to 36 months of funding that will allow them to intensify their ongoing work or to begin new projects. more »

Prof. Kaliszan receives an award from the Prime Minister of Poland

prof. dr hab. n. farm. Roman Kaliszanprof. dr hab. n. farm. Roman Kaliszan

Prof. Roman Kaliszan, head of the MUG Department of Biopharmacy and Pharmacodynamics, received the 2013 Prime Minister of Poland Award for exceptional achievements in research.

Prof. Kaliszan is a pioneer of research regarding the optimization of chromatographic analysis using quantitative structure-retention relationships. The QSRR method is currently applied around the world in pharmaceutical analytics, analytical chemistry, proteomics, medical chemistry, pharmacology, computer modeling and many other fields.

A total of 44 exceptional researchers (including the authors of best PhD and Doctor Habilis dissertations) and 2 research teams earned the Prime Minister of Poland Awards for the year 2013. more »

Recognition for a MUG obstetrician/gynecologist

dr hab. med. Jacek Sznurkowskidr hab. med. Jacek Sznurkowski

Assistant Professor Jacek Sznurkowski MD PhD (MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery) is the first Polish doctor to present a lecture at the International Gynecological Cancer Society Congress.

His abstract “Human papillomavirus status of primary tumor is an independent prognostic factor for survival and modulates local immune response in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma” (by J.J. Sznurkowski, A. Zawrocki, W. Biernat) was selected for the oral presentation session about vulvar cancer. The findings suggest that the vuvlar cancer developing during an HPV infection is different from the non-HPV related cancer. Both types not only differ in terms of prognosis and radio- or chemo-sensitivity, but interestingly have a completely different immunocompetent cell “signatures.” more »

Dawca.pl is the largest transplantation awareness project on Facebook


After four years of activity and with over 180000 “likes”, the Dawca.pl (Polish for “Donor”) project ran by a team of students (mostly from the Medical University of Gdańsk) is the largest organ transplantation awareness campaign on Facebook. In addition, over 54000 people joined the Dawca.pl organ donor club. “Our whole team is proud of this,” said Paweł Klimkowicz, coordinator of the Dawca.pl campaign. “By using Facebook, we immediately see the results of our work. However we remember about other social media like Twitter or Instagram, because our goal is to inform as many people as possible about organ donorship.” more »

Last update: 24.10.2014, 07:50


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