Interdisciplinary collaboration – a seminar

With scientific conferences forced to offer virtual programming and fewer face-to-face meetings, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered opportunities for discussing scientific advances and professional networking. This has consequences for trainees (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) and young researchers, who are at a particularly impactful career stage. A new initiative from the K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology seeks to provide a productive virtual experience emphasizing interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and trainee professional development.

Promising marker for detecting disease activity in microscopic colitis

Microscopic colitis (MC) is characterized by chronic and watery diarrhea without blood and can be very socially disabling. Many patients are incorrectly diagnosed with “irritable bowel syndrome” (IBS) and, thus, are not offered the right treatment for MC that for the vast majority is very effective.

Nutritional education for health professionals

The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that pediatric primary health care professionals have an important role to play in tackling the childhood obesity epidemic, noting that “health professionals and all those providing services to children and adolescents need appropriate training on nutrition and diet, physical activity and the risk factors for developing obesity”.