Bias and fairness in medicine

Based on a 2.6 mio DKK DFF-Research Project 1 grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark awarded to Professor Aasa Feragen-Hauberg from DTU Compute, NRU Assistant Professor Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen will help to develop fair artificial intelligence algorithms that should be able to diagnose and predict health care treatment in an un-biased way. More details about the project is avaiable (in Danish) through either of these two links: FSS News, DTU News. An article about fairness in artificial intelligence can be found here.
Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen

NRU research in Deadline on DR2

On Dec 9th NRU PhD-student Martin Korsbak Madsen was interviewed in the DR2 program Deadline about NRU's ongoing research projects in psilocybin as well as the psychedelic drug's potential use as a new treatment against depression and Horton's head ache. Martin's interview (starts at 25:15) can be seen here.
Martin Korsbak Madsen

Best master's thesis of the year award to Søren Vinther Larsen

We are delighted to inform that Søren Vinther Larsen has received from The Medical Society of Copenhagen (DMSK) the 2019 award for the best master's thesis of the year. Søren receives the award for his master's thesis entitled '', and with the award follows a price of 15.000 DKK. Congratulations to Søren!

Vibe Frøkjær appointed as Clinical Research Associate Professor

Congratulations to NRU senior researcher Vibe G. Frøkjær who has been appointed as Clinical Research Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen with a related function as half time Senior Consultant in Psychiatry. The Associate Professorship includes full salary for a 5-year term.
Vibe G. Frøkjær

Grant from the Research Fund of the Mental Health Services - Capital Region of DK

Congratulations to NRU senior researcher Vibe G. Frøkjær for receiving a grant worth 895.000 DKK from the Research Fund of the Mental Health Services - Capital Region of Denmark for the project entitled 'Structural and functional brain signatures of sex-hormone transitions and implications for perinatal mental health'.
Vibe G. Frøkjær
The grant includes a PhD-stipend for NRU PhD-student Camilla Borgsted Larsen. The aims of the project are listed below:

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NRU Christmas Symposium 2019

The symposium will take place on Friday, December 6th. Venue: Rigshospitalet, Auditorium, Building 93, Juliane Maries Vej 20-22.
All are welcome.
For programme, click here.

Travel stipend from the Lundbeck Foundation

Congratulations to Hanne D. Hansen for receiving a travel grant from the Lundbeck Foundation (DKK 10,750) for her participation at the ACNP Meeting in Orlando, US (Dec 8-12, 2019).

Melanie Ganz in the BIDS Steering Group

We congratulate assistant professor Melanie Ganz for being elected as member of the BIDS Steering Group.
Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen
The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is a standard specifying the description of neuroimaging data in a filesystem hierarchy and of the metadata associated with the imaging data. Membership on the BIDS Steering Group is through elections by BIDS Contributors, and BIDS Steering Group terms are 3 years.

The goal of BIDS is to make neuroimaging data more accessible, shareable, and usable by researchers. To achieve this goal, BIDS seeks to develop a simple and intuitive way to organize and describe neuroimaging and associated data. BIDS has three foundational principles:

  1. To minimize complexity and facilitate adoption, reuse existing methods and technologies whenever possible.
  2. Tackle 80% of the most commonly used neuroimaging data, derivatives, and models (inspired by the pareto principle).
  3. Adoption by the global neuroimaging community and their input during the creation of the specification is critical for the success of the project.