Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy Awards PhD Scholarships with Danish Cardiovascular Academy

Posted on 12.06.2024

We are excited to announce three new PhD scholarships awarded in partnership with Danish Cardiovascular Academy (DCA). These scholarships support interdisciplinary research to improve health outcomes for individuals with diabetes and classical endocrine disorders and cardiovascular disease.

Transdisciplinary research is crucial for advancing our understanding and treatment of complex health issues,” says Tore Christiansen, Managing Director of Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) . “By integrating knowledge from cardiovascular research and research within diabetes and classical endocrinology, we can develop even more comprehensive and effective approaches to prevention, treatment and care.

The aim of both academies is to support early-career researchers through grants, education and networking activities.

Supporting early-career researchers is essential for discovering new solutions that will benefit individuals with hormone-related and cardiovascular disorders. Our cross-academy partnership elevates our research efforts by combining our expertise and resources,” says Executive Managing Director of DCA, Christian Aalkjær.

Welcome to Our Three Cross-Academy Grant Recipients

Jasmin Emma Rekly Jensen, MSc

University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MSc Jasmin Jensen will investigate how the protein called PLVAP contributes to the weakening of blood vessel walls in abdominal aortic aneurysms. By studying PLVAP’s role, she hopes to uncover new ways to prevent or treat aneurysms.

Karen Hvid, MD

Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Department of Clinical Biochemistry

MD Karen Hvid will examine the role of remnant cholesterol in heart disease risk for people with type 2 diabetes who are already on medication used to lower cholesterol levels. Her research aims to find better ways to reduce heart disease risk in these patients.

María Jose Romero Lado, MSc

University of Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

MSc María Lado will study how to improve the accuracy of diabetes and heart disease risk assessments by considering differences in body composition and fat distribution. Her research could lead to more personalised and effective preventive strategies for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Grant Information

In total, the Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) and Danish Cardiovascular Academy have allocated 3,300,000 DKK.

On 24 June, DDEA and Danish Data Science Academy will announce five PhD scholarship recipients.

This is part of a larger collaborative effort between Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy, Danish Cardiovascular Academy, and Danish Data Science Academy. All three academies are funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The next DDEA call for grants applications will open in June 2024.

Contact Information

Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy

Managing Director
Tore Christiansen
E-mail: tore.christiansen@rsyd.dk
Tel.: +45 29 64 67 64

Danish Cardiovascular Academy

Executive Managing Director
Christian Aalkjær
E-mail: ca@biomed.au.dk
Tel.: +45 30 45 43 06

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