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Student on Research Stay in the USA

Last modified: 03.09.2015

Caroline Holm Nørgaard, medical student and research assistant at the Research Unit for Hematology at Aalborg University Hospital, has been granted a ten-month stipend from the Lundbeck Foundation for a study stay at Stanford University.

In her research work, Caroline Holm Nørgaard is involved with developing a classification system for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that connects the normal B-cell phenotypes with disease stage and prognosis. Expectations are that subdivision in B-cell-associated gene signatures can mean diagnostic benefits in the future such as individualized treatment of patients with CLL.

Caroline Holm Nørgaard is studying medicine at Aalborg University where she just completed the 8th semester. In the summer of 2015, she had summer temporary employment in the research unit in the Department of Hematology at Aalborg University Hospital supported by the Department of Clinical Medicine. The research stay at Stanford University Medical Center runs from September to June 2016.

The project is part of the Department of Hematology’s research framework on the new classification of lymphoid diseases.

About the Lundbeck Foundation stipends

With the Lundbeck Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship Program Danish medical students get the opportunity for a ten-month research stay at Stanford University where they receive hands-on training in clinical research under the expert guidance of internationally recognized clinical researchers from some of the finest academic institutions in the USA. The program is a partnership between the Lundbeck Foundation and Innovation Centre Denmark which is based in Silicon Valley.

New stipends are expected to be announced in the fall. Learn more at http://www.lfcrf.org/program