Marcin Ostrowski, IV year of medicine and Chairman of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Thoracic Surgery, is among the 24 winners of a scholarship to attend the “ECCO Elective Course in Oncology” organized by the European CanCer Organisation on July 8-19th 2013 in Antwerp. more »
“Interdisciplinary research for pharmacy” is the theme of the 7th annual Polish-German Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences that will take place on May 24-25th 2013 in Gdańsk. The host and organizer of the Symposium is the MUG Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine. More information at polgerpharm.gumed.edu.pl. more »
The MUG was the host and organizer of the 4th edition of the National Medical University Beach Volleyball Championships which took place on May 11-12th 2013 at the Gdańsk-Brzeźno beach. The MUG women’s team coached Andrzej Bocian MSc, won silver medals in the pairs and bronze medals in the team categories. The silver medalists are Dorota Kaniuka (V year of pharmacy) and Marta Dornowska (IV year of medicine). The bronze medalists were Natalia Grycko (III year of pharmacy) and Natalia Kotyza (I year of paramedic program) along with Dorota Kaniuka and Marta Dornowska.
The men’s team (also coached by Andrzej Bocian, BSc) gave a high-level performance and won gold medals for the first time in this championship’s history. more »
Anna Anchimiuk, student of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the UG-MUG is among the winners of the “Diamond Grant” program and received funding for her project “Analysis of the expression of gene coding for protein phosphatase PrpE Bacillus subtilis”. This program has been announced by prof. Barbara Kudrycka in order to help the exceptional students start their scientific careers sooner. The projects entered in the program may be conducted by Bachelor of Science graduates or Master of Science students after their 3rd year of studies. Only submissions from universities with high quality of research and management are considered. The grant money may be used to cover costs of research as well as salary of at least 2500PLN for the young researcher. This program is part of the science and higher learning reform that aims at supporting the careers of the new generation of scientists. more »
Agata Łuczak, Daniel Jachimowicz i Mikołaj Kocikowski from the MUG-UG Joint Faculty of Biotechnology received over 170000PLN in a Polish Government grant “Generation of the Future” (“Generacja Przyszości”). Their research project “Role of the non-coding RNA in chromatin methylation and invasiveness of prostate cancer – participation in the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition and at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting” will be supervised by dr Anna Żaczek from the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the UG-MUG Department of Medical Biotechnology. The students aim to describe the role of the LncRNA HOTAIR in prostatic cancer and to present their results at the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition 2014 in San Diego (USA), which is part of the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. “Generation of the Future” is a new program of the Minister of Science and Higher Education and is addressed to young inventors, programmers, scientists and innovators who study at Polish universities and will represent Poland at international competitions and conferences. The recipients may use the grant money to cover the costs of conducting research, training, scientific equipment, materials, international travel, etc. more »
On May 8th 2013, prof. Marcin Gruchała, the MUG Vice-Rector for Students’ Affairs, has officially concluded the university stage of the regional Red Rose Award competition. He presented letters of congratulations to the nominees and winners in the categories of best student and best scientific club.
“The award statuette symbolizes beauty, excellence and the rich traditions of the academic society of the Pomorskie region and for over 50 years is presented to the most exceptional students”, said Vice-Rector Gruchała. “Representing the University in this competition is an honor and recognition of years-long work”. more »
The MUG has recently placed 12th in the 2013 Institutions of Higher Learning Ranking by the “Perspektywy” Foundation. It is noteworthy that MUG has advanced by 6 places compared to last year’s ranking. This improvement earned MUG the AWANS 2013 award. The ranking analyzed 83 institutions, public and private, which are accredited to award academic degrees of PhD and doctor habilitatus. The Jagiellonian University in Kraków leads the overall ranking as well as the medical university ranking. Wheareas MUG ranked 4th among medical universities, ahead by 2 places compared to last year’s ranking. More details at perspektywy.pl more »
Katarzyna Szymkowska, student of VI year of pharmacy and member of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Physical Chemistry won 2nd place at the basic science oral session at the 9th International 51st Polish Conference of Student’s Scientific Societies and Junior Doctors “Juvenes Pro Medicina” which took place on April 25-27 2013 in Łódź. She was recognized for her research “Permeation studies of volatile, low molecular polysiloxanes through human skin” supervised by dr. hab. n. farm. Krzysztof Cal and with cooperation of Justyna Stefanowska BSc, a PhD student at the MUG Department of Appied Pharmacy. more »
During the last weekend of May MUG students won handfuls of medals at the National Academic Championships in Aerobics in Katowice. 150 athletes from 25 universities all over Poland competed at this event. Students from the MUG team led by Coach Aneta Korewo won overall 3rd place and once again proved that they can compete and win against anyone.
Agnieszka Wojewódka (VI year of medicine) defeated all her rivals and for the 4th time defended her championship title. Marta Stachowicz (V year of pharmacy), the current champion of the Pomorskie region, won bronze medal and defended her title. The pair Agnieszka Wojewódka and Szymon Szkoda (III of medicine) won silver medals and the trio Marta Stachowicz, Marta Czyszek (V year medicine), Paulina Sobocińska (I year master of physiotherapy) won bronze medals. more »
On April 19-21st 2013, an „Euroson School CEUS” ultrasound course endorsed by the EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) took place in Old Town Gdańsk. This course was organized by dr. Wojciech Kosiak with his team from the Ultrasound Lab at the MUG Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology. MUG Rector prof. Janusz Moryś was the event’s honorary patron. The subject of this course was the clinical use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Among the course instructors were representatives of many leading European USG centers: Jan Tuma (Zürich, Switzerland), Hans Peter Weskott (Hannover, Germany), Zoltan Harkanyi (Budapest), Božena Novakova (Košice, Slovakia), Gebhard Mathis (Rankweil, Austria), Andrzej Lewicki (Warszawa), Christian Greis i Dirk Clevert (München, Germany) as well as Tomasz Batko, Wojciech Kosiak and Maciej Piskunowicz. more »
Over 3000 flyers with instructions on how to self-examine breasts were handed out during the breast cancer prevention project “Touch the Breast” organized by Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery and the Academic Oncology Society. The project ended on April 27th 2013 with a closing ceremony attended by the representatives of the Gdańsk City Council, Gdańsk County authorities, project partners, MUG oncologic surgeons and many guests.
The project lasted 2 months and consisted of 11 events in which several thousand men and women participated. One of these events was giving free advice about breast cancer and mammography on board of a historic tram that visited Gdańsk’s busiest areas. more »
Magdalena Urban, Paula Mróz i Agnieszka Jezierska, 5th year students of dentistry and members of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Endodontic Dentistry, won first place at the International Medical Student Conference in Kraków during April 18-20th 2013. Magdalena Urban presented their research “Frequency of non-carious cavities among persons exposed to a long-term contact with chlorine present at swimming-pools?” which was supervised by prof. Barbara Kochańska and Bogusław Lipka DDS. more »
“Is it worth to become a doctor?”. This is the question which prof. Jacek Jassem (MUG Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Chairman of the Polish Society of Oncology) answered during the 7th annual Youth Meeting with Medicine. Whereas Michał Brzeziński MD (MUG Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology& Pediatric Nutrition; coordinator of the program 6-10-14 for Health) presented a lecture “About health and advertisements – does the industry play fair?” The Meeting will took place on April 23rd 2013 at 13:15 in Atheneum Gedanense Novum. more »
Last update: 24.05.2013, 14:10