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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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1.2 million Danes suffer from musculoskeletal problems

The Danish population is severely afflicted by musculoskeletal diseases. According to a report by the National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, more than one-fifth of the population suffers from disorders of the muscles and skeleton.


The report reached its conclusion by studying the number of Danes over 16 years suffering from the most common musculoskeletal diseases.


The report estimates that 268,000 men and 254,000 women suffer from a herniated disc or other back disorders. In addition, the researchers behind the report, Assistant Professor Teresa Holmberg and Senior Researcher Michael Davidsen from the National Institute of…

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Greg Kawchuk visited NIKKB

Last Friday, Greg Kawchuk PhD, professor og CRC Chair at Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, said goodbye to NIKKB after having spent a week at the institute. During his recent visit, the Canadian researcher and PhD Rune Mieritz worked together on finishing a study of how palpation of spinal landmarks can be improved with ultrasound, and he also worked with the technical team at IOB to upgrade a device that measures spinal stiffness.

The stay at NIKKB towards the end of October was not Greg Kawchuk’s first visit to NIKKB. The Canadian Professor spent five months…

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As reported earlier, Jan Hartvigsen, Professor and Head of Research at JOB and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, is on a visit to Australia, where he will lecture at the opening of the Australian Twin Registry's new branch at the University of Sydney today.


During his visit to Sydney, Jan Hartvigsen appeared in an interview where he discussed back pain associated with studies of twins. Back pain is often associated with old age, but new research has shown that pain begins much earlier and may develop into chronic pain if not treated in time.


- Twins with back pain…

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Jan Hartvigsen attends opening of new branch of Australian Twin Registry

When the Australian Twin Registry opens its new branch The Twin Project Node at the University of Sydney in late October, the opening will be attended by professor and research director at the IOB and senior researcher at NIKKB, Jan Hartvigsen, among others.


The branch opens with a symposium on Friday, October 30, 2015 in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, and Jan Hartvigsen will be holding a speech entitled The Accidental Twin Researcher at the conference.


Other speakers at the symposium are Professor Stephen Simpson (University of Sydney), Professor John Hopper (Australian Twin Registry…

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