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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"

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

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


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 »

Invitation to the 5th Gdańsk Doctors’ Run


The Gdańsk Doctors’ Run is organized for the 5th time (the first edition took place in October 2012). This year’s winter edition will take place on Saturday, December 13th 2014. This event is open to all doctors and dentists (along with their families) and MUG medical students.

The event will take place near the beach at the Park Nadmorski im. Ronalda Reagana in Gdańsk. As in the previous editions, the main event will be a 10 km race. For those who prefer shorter distances, there will also be a 5 km race. The event office, start and finish lines will be located near Wejście D (Entrance D) to the Park (from ulica Dąbrowszczaków). The race course will follow marked gravel paths and concrete sidewalks. The event will begin at 13:00 but everyone is welcome to warm-up together before the race. more »

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


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


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

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 »

Last update: 19.12.2014, 09:20


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