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Greg Kawchuk is appointed Adjunct Professor at IOB

The Canadian researcher Greg Kawchuk from the University of Alberta has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB) at the University of Southern Denmark from January 1st 2015 to December 31st 2020.

 

Greg Kawchuk is already a familiar face at SDU. He has visited the university several times as a visiting scholar to work with researchers from IOB and NIKKB on a number of projects; indeed, it is collaboration between the Faculty of Health Sciences, IOB and NIKKB that has made it possible to appoint the Canadian researcher.

 

The appointment of…

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Forget pills and various aids for the prevention and treatment of low back pain. Exercise and training is far more effective - and it's both low-tech and inexpensive compared to expensive high tech solutions like pills, ergonomic chairs, special insoles and Velcro back belts, a recent study published on January 11 this year in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine concludes.

 

The study is made by a group of Australian and Brazilian researchers who have examined 21 studies of treatment and prevention of lower back pain.

 

The researchers concluded that exercise and training have an effect in relation to…

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Successful PhD defence

The American chiropractor Maria Hondras now also  holds the academic degree PhD after defending her thesis "Villager perspectives of muscle, bone and joint conditions in rural Botswana: MuBoJo focused ethnography" at SDU on Friday, December 11th.

 

Maria Hondras went through her PhD project, and the resulting thesis In front of a number of interested listeners. It was obvious that her stay in Botswana as she collected data not only gave Maria Hondras a professional insights and material for his thesis, but also some deep, personal impressions which she used to turn her PhD defence into a presentation full of…

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This Friday, December 11th, the American Chiropractor and PhD-student Maria Ann Hondras will defend her PhD-thesis called "Villager perspectives of muscle, bone and joint conditions in rural Botswana: MuBoJo focused ethnography".

 

The defence takes place at 14:00 hrs. in the Lab for Leg og Innovation, Building 39, University of
Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M.

 

The PhD-defence is open to the public.

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Mathilde takes maternity leave, Lissy takes over

From Friday, December 11th, NIKKB’s Administrative Secretary Mathilde Lerche takes 10 months maternity leave. While she is away, Lissy Meier Sørensen takes over her tasks and responsibilities.

 

NIKKB has found an experienced substitute for Mathilde. Lissy Meier Sørensen has more than 25 years’ experience as a secretary and administrative staff with, among others, Nordic Offshore Marine and Roulunds Braking A/S.

 

Lissy Meier Sørensen is already busying herself with getting to know her new job; she started at NIKKB on December 1st in order to get to know NIKKB in general, her new tasks and her new colleagues. She…

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