Newsletter November 2021
At this year’s DDA winter school for postdocs, the postdocs were challenged to investigate how academic researchers and their science interact with society: How does language matter when engaging people with diabetes? What is the relationship between academia and industry when it comes to innovation? And what about policy makers? The end product of the challenge is a six episode podcast series to be released before Christmas.
An intriguing example of a postdoc who interacts with society is DDA funded postdoc Line Hjort who has just returned from a research trip to Tanzania. Here, she works on the research project "The impact of anemia and malaria in pregnancy on the child's DNA and later health - How do we prevent non-communicable diseases across generations?”. The project also relates to this year’s theme of the World Diabetes Day: Access to Care, acknowledging that an extraordinary effort must be made for the millions of people who suffer from diabetes worldwide.
As always, I encourage you to stay updated about our upcoming events on our website.
All the best,