As previously announced, Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA), that was established in 2012, recently received a new 5-year grant of 156 mio. DKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. DDA received the funding for the purpose of educating the next generation of diabetes resesarcheres and to support networking and research collaboration between national and international diabetes researchers.
A NATIONAL HUB FOR DIABETES RESEARCHERS
DDA is a national initiative for diabetes research and education that unites both young and senior researchers from universities, hositals and the life science industry in Denmark. The new Board of Directors (BoD) includes a representative from Aarhus (Lise Wogensen Bach, Aarhus University), Odense (Kurt Højlund, Odense University Hospital), and Copenhagen (Allan Flyvbjerg, SDCC - Chairman for BoD).
NEW ORGANISATIONAL CHART
To ensure full support, transparency and diversity in the composition of DDAs four committees/ advisory boards, the committees should be picked out according to suggestions from professional corporations, public and private research environments in Denmark, and from existing DDA members. See DDAs organisational chart below.
NOMINATIONS TO THE COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION AND THE COMMITTEE FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT
The BoD have rolled up their sleeves and are ready to kick off DDA version two, starting with the establishment of new committees. Accordingly, you are hereby invited to nominate a candidate to DDAs first two committees.
A national committee, Committee for Education, consisting of 10 national experts with an international profile within education and research. In collaboration with the DDA secretariat. The task of this committee is to manage DDAs education and talent development initiatives for young diabetes researchers, e.g. through planning of PhD courses, workshops, seminars, symposia, Summer -and Winter Schools.
For further details download the Terms of Reference for Committee for Education below:
An international committee, Committee for Talent Development, consisting of 30 international acknowledged scientific experts within clinical, basic, translational, interdisciplinary -and/ or qualitative diabetes research. The task of this committee within the next three years is to evaluate all grant applications in relation to DDAs calls that will be announced in open and free competition.
For further details download the Terms of Reference for Committee for Talent Development below:
ONLINE SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS
Please submit your nominations using the following two online submission forms:
- Online submission of candidate for the Committee for Education
- Online submission of candidate for the Committee for Talent Development
Nomination deadline: 15 April 2018 at midnight
DDAs BoD will pick out the committee members based on the nominated candidates' professional background and an appropriate age -and gender balance. The names of the selected candidates will be published on this website and in DDAs newsletter.