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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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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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