Greenland Center for Health Research
About

The Institute of Nursing and Health Science's "Greenland Center for Health Research" (GCHR)

Mission

  • Increase coordination among research institutions
  • Develop, exchange, disseminate and apply scientific knowledge
  • Create national and international networks
  • Build local capacity through mentoring and PhD programs
  • Improve community involvement and local partnerships

Vision

  • To improve the health status in Greenland through initiation and coordination of health research

Objective

The Institute of Nursing and Health Science's "Greenland Center for Health Research" (GCHR) was inaugurated at a meeting in Nuuk of the Danish-Greenlandic Society for Circumpolar Health in October 2008.

Aim

The aim of the GCHR is to enhance cooperation between researchers from other countries and health professionals in Greenland, to further research cooperation within Greenland, and to facilitate the interaction of researchers from other countries with the Greenland community at large. The GCHR is active in teaching at all levels from classroom teaching of nursing students to supervision of PhD Students. In a longer perspective the GCHR will work for the establishment of a data archive and archive of specimens collected in Greenland.

Advisory board
  • Grønlandsmedicinsk Selskab, Gert Mulvad (formand)
  • Grønlands Universitet, Suzanne Møller (næstformand)
  • Landslæge, Henrik L Hansen
  • Styrelsen for Sundhed og Forebyggelse, Assia Brandrup-Lukanow
  • Departementet for Uddannelse, Kultur, Forskning og Kirke, Steen Lund
  • Departementet for Sundhed, Peter Bjerregaard
  • Tilforordnet, MD. ph.d. Michael Lynge Pedersen
  • Sekretær, HealthResearch@uni.gl
Researchers
Partnership & network

The GCHR works to forge links between research centre, independent scholars and students as well as health professionals in Greenland.

If you would like to join our network of researchers please e-mail HealthResearch@uni.gl listing your name and field of interest.

  • GCHR is organized in the University of Greenland, Institute of Nursing and Health Research
  • GCHR collaborated with Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in a Building Program for the Center    
  • GCHR has signed a MoU with the Canadian Institute for Circumpolar Health in Yellowknife, North West Territories 
  • GCHR is a part of Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic under University of the Arctic
  • GCHR member of Circumpolar Health Research Network
  • Co organization of NUNAMED
  • GCHR cooperates with Center for Omsorgsforskning ved UiT Norges arktiske Universitet
  • GCHR cooperates with ICN Rural and Remote Nursing Network
  • GCHR cooperates with Arctic Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network
  • GCHR has a MoU with UArctic
PhD programme

Følgende ph.d. studerende er tilknyttet Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab:

  • Mikaela Augustussen, påbegyndt 1. august 2014: ”Palliation til grønlandske kræftpatienter i Grønland og i Danmark”. Hovedvejleder: Lise Hounsgaard

Dobbeltindskrevet:

  • Paneeraq Noahsen, påbegyndt 1. oktober 2017: ”Thyroid function and autoimmunity among populations in Greenland with 10 and 20 years follow-up”. Hovedvejleder: Stig Andersen
  • Malene B. Demant, påbegyndt 1. april 2015: ”Effekten af øredræn - et randomiseret kontrolleret studie blandt børn i Grønland. The SIUTIT Trial”. Hovedvejleder: Preben Homøe 
  • Karsten Rex, påbegyndt 2014: Hepatitis. Læge kombineret med PhD forløb tilknyttet Aalborg Universitetshospital/Grønlands Center for Sundhedsforskning; 2014-2019.
  • Mette Mørup Schlütter, påbegyndt 1. oktober 2017: ” Living with uncertainty in old age – an ethnographic exploration of the experience of old age in Greenland”. Hovedvejleder: Lise Hounsgaard 

Afsluttede ph.d. projekter på Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab:

  • Arnfjord, Steven (2014): “Deltagende Aktionsforskning med Socialrådgivere - Empowerment af Grønlands oversete velfærdsprofession" (Ph.d.-afhandling, Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab, Ilisimatusarfik
  • Aagaard, Tine (2014): ”Hverdagsliv med sygdom – Patienters kulturelle perspektiver på sundhedspraksis i Grønland”. Ph.d.-afhandling. Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab, Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland 

Afsluttede ph.d. projekter i samarbejde med Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab:

  • Todsen, Tobias (2016): "Surgeon-performed ultrasonography – Collecting validity evidence for assessment of abdominal and head & neck ultrasonography skills". Ph.d-afhandling, Københavns Universitet
  • Bjørn-Mortensen, Karen (2016): "Tuberculosis in East Greenland - Epidemiologic and Genomic Insights into a TB high incidence setting". Ph.d-afhandling, Afdeling for Epidemiologisk Forskning og Nationalt Referencelaboratorium for TB og Mykobakterier, Statens Serum Institut
PhD committee

PhD committee at Institute of Nursing and Health Science at Ilisimatusarfik:

  • Lise Hounsgaard, professor, ph.d., OPEN, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet & forskningsleder, Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab, Ilisimatusarfik (formand)
  • Torunn Hamran, professor, ph.d., Institutt for helse og omsorgsfag, Norges arktiske Universitet, Tromsø
  • Stig Andersen, overlæge, ph.d., PGCME, leder af Arctic Health Research Centre & studieleder, Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet & adjungeret lektor, Grønlands Center for Sundhedsforskning, Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab, Ilisimatusarfik
  • Michael Lynge Pedersen, ph.d., Distriktslæge, Dronning Ingrids Sundhedscenter & adjungeret lektor, Grønlands Center for Sundhedsforskning, Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab, Ilisimatusarfik
  • Mikaela Augustussen, ph.d.-studerende
Contact

Greenland Center for Health Research

Institute of Nursing & Health Science

Ilisimatusarfik

Manutooq 1, 3905 Nuussuaq

P.O. Box: 1061

E-mail: HealthResearch@uni.gl