Navigation Links
Academia: A brake on UN development goals
Date:1/17/2013

Head of the HEMIL Centre at the University of Bergen (UiB), Maurice Mittelmark, has now received support from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to improve this communication. WUN awards start-up funds to promising research projects amongst its members. The funding provides the researchers to compete for major funding and build a larger international platform for their work.

Both UiB applicants in this year's WUN allocation received funding. One of these is Mittelmark's Bridging Health Promotion and Sustainability Science, and the aim is to improve interdisciplinary researcher communication. The project is a collaboration between three UiB research environments: the Department of Health Promotion and Development, UiB Global, and the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP).

Specialisation is the path to scientific progress. But poor communication and lack of cooperation are side effects of the traditional divisions in academia. This hinders optimal solutions to several of the planet's most serious social issues, says Mittelmark.

Dialogue between researchers

According to Mittelmark, progress has been made in environmental research and global health research in the last few years. Yet traditional boundaries in academia prevent a full-scale effect of this progress. Environmental researchers and health researchers far too often find themselves fenced in behind tradition, institute, and faculty.

If allowed to continue, this is bad news for the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDG), he says and points to areas such as improved mother and child health care or eradication of extreme poverty as areas that would benefit from a less rigorous approach from academia.

The first task of Mittelmark's project is to get researchers from different disciplines to enter into a proper dialogue on shared issues.

If we can get the researchers to talk, then the next step will be to create a coor
'/>"/>

Contact: Maurice Mittelmark
Maurice.Mittelmark@iuh.uib.no
47-951-39225
The University of Bergen
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. 2 genetic deletions in human genome linked to the development of aggressive prostate cancer
2. Kudos for 3 NJIT Enterprise Development Center high-tech companies
3. 2 repressor genes identified as essential for placental development
4. Louisiana Tech University professor earns NSF Early Career Development grant
5. Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development
6. New biospecimens management system in development
7. Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism
8. Mutations impair childhood growth and development by disrupting organization of chromosome pairs
9. Penn and Cornell researchers spearhead the development of new guidelines for veterinary CPR
10. Study sheds new light on role of genetic mutations in colon cancer development
11. The first day of development -- a window to successful pregnancy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Academia: A brake on UN development goals
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 For the past nine ... have been working in tandem to help thousands of ... access to care, and help survivors connect to resources ... foundations expanded their partnership to include referrals from PAF ... with the other practical, emotional, and financial issues that ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Get ... the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) to provide ... portal that will allow them to electronically track their ... manage their illnesses. It will also allow those patients ... to consent to have their data shared with ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Atreo Services will be presenting its full range ... accessories in booth #1423 at the American Society for ... Chicago, Ill., Aug. 3-6. , Atreo will display its ... well as its selection of liners and inserts designed ... In addition, representatives will be available to talk about ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 Altec Products, Inc. , ... announced today their Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit ... Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ... thousands interested in taking advantage of the many opportunities ... business problems and educate themselves on the latest enterprise ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. ... to announce the launch of a new website dedicated ... The website can be found at DrKamrava.com . ... provide patients with a knowledgeable and trustworthy source for ... they suffer from hemorrhoids, fissures, gallstones, colon cancer, hernias, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide 2Health News:LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide 3Health News:Get Real Health to Partner with Immune Deficiency Foundation 2Health News:Get Real Health to Partner with Immune Deficiency Foundation 3Health News:Atreo Services to Introduce Pneumatic Tube System Solutions at ASHE Annual Conference 2Health News:Altec Announces Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit 2014 2Health News:Altec Announces Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit 2014 3Health News:Los Angeles Doctor Launches Brand New Website for Colorectal Surgery and Treatment 2Health News:Los Angeles Doctor Launches Brand New Website for Colorectal Surgery and Treatment 3
... Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, John Mendelsohn, has been ... . This announcement was made in Paris, for his path ... Foundation which is located at the Tel Aviv University distributed ... million each to laureates chosen in areas where the contribution ...
... be the reason why isolated women are less vulnerable to falling ... ,The study is an eye-opener to the upcoming proof ... holds a clue to the reason why socially isolated men are ... studies have shown a connection between stress and immune function. But ...
... fall flat on its face, unless the government takes a leading ... local level work is going on in good measure, governments need ... area. The public Health Minister, Caroline Flint has confirmed the measures ... has sent the NHS expenditure sky rocketing almost ?1bn a year ...
... School of Public Health are one of the 14 ... Environmental Health Sciences// (NIEHS) to study the association between ... is a new study to control the rising obesity ... an individual’s body size. Working with various city departments, ...
... by Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., lead researcher, from Wake Forest University ... Carolina// widely use folk or home remedies, such as taking ... use is largely limited to home remedies, vitamins and minerals. ... more about what complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies older ...
... to allegations that a perceived problem with the computer system ... schedule of thousands of babies and young children. ... initiative by the Government, to track the immunization schedule of ... that nearly 3,000 children would find themselves in the throes ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women Portray Stronger Immune Response As Compared to Men, Study Suggests 2Health News:Inclination of North Carolina’s Elderly Population towards Home Remedie 2
(Date:7/21/2014)... , July 21, 2014  AVT, Inc. (OTC ... automated retailing, micro-stores, custom vending machines and kiosks, ... automated medicine dispensing systems, which can be used ... and marijuana dispensaries. AVT,s newly designed systems provide ... medicines and regulated products. "We are ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... July 21, 2014   Aventura , the leader ... announced today that MemorialCare Health System , ... computing solution at the Orange Coast Memorial ... Orange Coast Memorial is a 218-bed ... 12,000 patients annually. The Aventura Roaming Aware Desktop ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... July 21, 2014   Regulus Therapeutics Inc ... leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines ... & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug ... oligonucleotide that binds to and inhibits the function ... treatment of Alport syndrome, a life-threatening genetic kidney ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Technology Driving Cannabis Industry 2MemorialCare Health System Launches Aventura at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center 2MemorialCare Health System Launches Aventura at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center 3MemorialCare Health System Launches Aventura at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center 4Regulus Receives Orphan Drug Designation for RG-012, a microRNA Therapeutic for the Treatment of Alport Syndrome 2Regulus Receives Orphan Drug Designation for RG-012, a microRNA Therapeutic for the Treatment of Alport Syndrome 3Regulus Receives Orphan Drug Designation for RG-012, a microRNA Therapeutic for the Treatment of Alport Syndrome 4Regulus Receives Orphan Drug Designation for RG-012, a microRNA Therapeutic for the Treatment of Alport Syndrome 5
... Recession-driven budget cuts by hospitals and governmental entities reduced sales ... throughout fiscal 2010.  The company managed to offset much of ...  Still, the company reported a loss for the year. ... Allied sales fell about $6 million, or more than 11.7 ...
... ATLANTA and NEW YORK, Aug. 30 Inc. ... 2230 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 list, an ... list represents the most comprehensive look at the most ... Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Recession Leads to Sales Decline and Loss for Allied Healthcare Products in Fiscal 2010 2Recession Leads to Sales Decline and Loss for Allied Healthcare Products in Fiscal 2010 3Recession Leads to Sales Decline and Loss for Allied Healthcare Products in Fiscal 2010 4Recession Leads to Sales Decline and Loss for Allied Healthcare Products in Fiscal 2010 5West Physics Consulting Lands on the 2010 Inc. 5000 List 2West Physics Consulting Lands on the 2010 Inc. 5000 List 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: