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Two Red Rose Awards for the MUG


Gabrielle Karpinsky, VI year English Division medical student and member of the Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity, won the award for the Best Student in the Pomorskie region. As part of her award, she received a VW Up! automobile. She is the co-author of several research articles, including “Świeże spojrzenie na plamicę Henocha-Schönleina. Porównanie przebiegu choroby, powikłań u dzieci i dorosłych w świetle najnowszych doniesień”. Three of her projects were recognized at the International Student Scientific Conference in 2014 and 2015. In addition, she co-organized several community service projects such as toy drive, fundraising party etc. more »

Another success of the MUG Pediatric Oncology Scientific Circle


MUG English Division students from the Pediatric Oncology Scientific Circle won three prizes and the Grand Prix at the 23rd International Student Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors which took place on April 23-25 2015 here in Gdańsk. The winning presentations are:

1. “Pediatric cardiac angiosarcoma – is a cure possible?”; M. Iwinski, S. Sohail, K. Adamowska, R. Wyrebek – Grand Prix award of the Conference and 1st place at the Pediatrics & Neonatology session.

2. “The importance of Survivin, p53, Cyclin D and Osteopontin tumor expression in predicting response to chemoterapy in children with neurogenic sarcomas”; G. Karpinsky, C. Paradis – 1st place at the Oncology session. more »

MUG ranks high in the U-Multirank


Medical University of Gdańsk is one of 34 Polish universities that participated in this year’s version of U-Multirank. Other local universities (Gdańsk University of Technology and the University of Gdańsk) also appear in the ranking, however the MUG surpassed them in terms of teaching quality, research funding, knowledge transfer and number of foreign students. In terms of the teaching, MUG was ranked 16th of nearly 170 universities from around the world and ahead of all other Polish medical universities. The leader in this category is the University of Bern (Switzerland).

U-Multirank is a global ranking of universities created by the European Commission in 2014. more »

Inline skaters join the fight against breast cancer


Five hundred people participated in a skating critical mass event “Wyroluj raka” (“Skate through cancer”) on April 25th 2015 in Gdańsk. This event was organized by the members of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery and the Academic Oncology Society. The skaters met at the Plac Zebrań Ludowych and skated Gdańsk main streets in a 15-kilometer loop.

Starting at 17:00 each participant received a start packet that included a “Wyroluj raka” (“Skate through cancer”) shirt, a bag with the event logo, a reflective bracelet and a bottle of water. more »

MUG thoracic surgeon and IFMSA-Poland recognized


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


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


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


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 »

Last update: 27.05.2015, 13:40


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