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Research Groups

Basic science or translational research is within the research portfolio of the consortium partners in Greifswald/Rostock but not the primary research focus of the current CoMed consortium. The main focus of research in the CoMed consortium is health care research to ensure a regional high-quality general and special medical care for children and adolescents. This also includes the topics of eHealth and telemedicine, disease prevention and health promotion as well as transition medicine and family health. These subject areas are of particular social importance and have an impact on the adulthood of patients. Based on the research results of the CoMed consortium there is a special opportunity to positively influence health for the entire life cycle through early preventive and therapeutic measures whereby the therapies should take into account the physical and psychological development dynamics.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Neuropediatric

Mucosal Immunology

General and Specialized Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center

Neonatology and pediatric intensive care

Psychosocial Assessment, Monitoring and Prevention in Children with chronic Health Conditions

Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy

Regional Healthcare

Rostock University medical Center

Pediatric Gastroenterelogy

Contact

 Prof. Jan Däbritz (Director of the University Children’s Hospital Rostock)

kinder-gastro@med.uni-rostock.de 

Research Topic

inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); disease outcome; nutrition; transition medicine; patient empowerment; quality of life; health care utilization; personalized medicine, telemedicine; pediatric pain medicine

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Team Members

  • Prof. Jan Däbritz (Group Head)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Radke (Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist)
  • Dr. Benjamin Schiller (Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow)
  • Lydia Schäfer (Researcher)
  • Katrin Pollok (Study Nurse)

M.D. Candidates

  • Maurice Kade; Juliane Klamt; Christof Schneider; Lukas Schütz; Laura Kubickova-Weber; Sarah Schiller

Research projects

Our clinical research endeavors involve patient-based approaches to develop new prognostic biomarkers and non-invasive disease activity scores in IBD. Another focus of our research is on the long-term clinical and socioeconomic outcome of structured transition care in adolescents with IBD as well as on the implications of patient empowerment. We are also involved in a multicenter research project on the development and implementation of eHealth/telemedicine approaches in pediatric IBD. In addition, we are establishing a pediatric pain clinic / service supported by start-up funding from the state government.

Research Enviroment and Facilities

Our department provides an extensive tertiary and quaternary level of inpatient and outpatient service in the areas of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and clinical nutrition. Our Diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures are performed in our endoscopy suite and include upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies, gastrostomy placement, and liver biopsy. We are a specialist training center for pediatric gastroenterology and certified by the German-speaking Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (GPGE). We also have access to one of the worldwide largest patient registries for children and adolescents with IBD (CEDATA-GPGE®).

Collaborations

  • Prof. Dr. rer. med. Neeltje (Nanja) van den Berg, University Medicine Greifswald, Institute of Community Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Kölch, Rostock University Medical Center, Dept. of Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Rostock, Germany
  • PD Dr. Jan de Laffolie, University Children’s Hospital, Dept. of General Pediatrics and Neonatology, Giessen, Germany
  • Dr. Anne Griffith, Prof. Dr. Dan Turner et al., Pediatric IBD Ahead Program; Europe/Australia/America
  • PD Dr. Arpad v. Moers & Dr. Silvia Müther, DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend, Dept. of Pediatrics, Berlin, Germany
  • PD Dr. Niels Rochow, Paracelsus Medical University, Dept. of Pediatrics, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Frank Weber, Rostock University Medical Center, Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine, Rostock, Germany

Rostock University Medical Center

Neuropediatric

Contact

Prof. Dr. Astrid Bertsche (Head of the Neuropediatric Section, Vice-Chair of the Hospital for Children and Adolescents)

Clinic: https://kinderklinik.med.uni-rostock.de/klinik/ambulanter-bereich/neuropaediatrie

Research: https://kinderklinik.med.uni-rostock.de/forschung/ag-neuropaediatrie

Research projects

EPI_TEL

Telemedical networking of the Epileptology department of Greifswald University Medical Center and the Pediatric Epileptology Department of Rostock University Medical Center with the Epilepsy Center Frankfurt Rhine-Main to ensure highly specialized epileptological diagnostics and treatment of patients with epilepsy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (with concomitant scientific evaluation). Funded by the Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

CAREFAMNET

Project aiming at improvement of the psychosocial situation of children affected by rare diseases and their families at 17 participating sites in Germany (consortium leadership: University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf: University Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and University Hospital for Children and Adolescents; participating in Rostock: Hospital for Children and Adolescents,  Department of Medical Psychology and Sociology, and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

https://www.carefamnet.org/ 

KiDSafe

Project aiming at improvement of drug therapy safety in 12 regional clusters in Germany including the Hospital for Children and Adolescents Rostock (consortium leadership: University Hospital Erlangen: Hospital for Children and Adolescents)

https://www.kidsafe.de/

SMARTCARE

International project aiming at clinical evaluation and monitoring of patients with spinal muscular atrophy at different sites in Germany (including Neuropediatrics and Neurology of Rostock University Medical Center), Austria, Switzerland, and Spain (project leadership: Freiburg University Department of Neuropediatrics and Muscle Disorders)

https://www.smartcare.de/

Research Focus

  • Social Pediatric Aspects in Pediatric Epileptology and Developmental Neurology (in cooperation with different partners such as the Department of Medical Psychology and Sociolog,y and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Rostock University Medical Center)
  • Drug Therapy Safety in Pediatric Epileptology (in cooperation with different partners including the Drug Safety Center of Leipzig University, and Leipzig University Hospital for Children and Adolescents)
  • Experimental research on pathomechanisms of epilepsy and neuroprotection of the immature brain (in cooperation with the Department of Physiology, and the Department of Neurology of Rostock University Medical Center)
  • Multicenter projects aiming at elucidation of genetic bases of epilepsy and improving therapy and psychosocial situation of people with epilepsy (in cooperation with different partners such as the Department of Epileptology of Greifswald University Medical Center, the Department of Epileptology of Frankfurt University Hospital, and the Department of Child Epileptology of Heidelberg University Hospital)

Certified epilepsy outpatient clinic for children and adolescents

Team Members

  • Physicians: Dr. Christine Bittig (currently on parental leave), Dr. Josefine Pauschek, Dr. Marie Crull, Jana Burkhardt
  • Pharmacists: Birthe Herziger, Ruth-Melinda Müller
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist: Sarah Jeschke
  • Study assistant: Jenifer Jürgens
  • med.: Mathilda Charisius, Janek Gießler, Anna-Lena Hacker, Tabea Hammerschmidt, Jana Lang, Sarah Lange, Svenja Mewes, Steven Alan Rice, Maite Röders, Nora Wehner

Clinical Team Members

NEUROPEDIATRICS

  • Physicians: Dr. Christine Bittig (currently on parental leave), Dr. Josefine Pauschek, Dr. Marie Crull, Jana Burkhardt
  • Nurses: Regina Seiler, Nicole Reetz, Anne-Kathrin Tausch

SOCIAL PEDIATRIC CENTER

  • Physicians: Dr. Heike Haase, Dr. Gudrun Krause
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist: Sarah Jeschke
  • Social Pedagogue: Jessica Klasen
  • Therapists: Arne Buchin, Stefanie Delz, Anne Körmann-Günther, Jana Wallis
  • Nurse: Svea Wenzel; Medical Assistant: Anke Seraphin

Collaborations

  • Membership in the Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR), collaboration especially with the Institute of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Oscar Langendorff Institute of Physiology, and the Department of Neurology, University Medicine Rostock
  • Drug Safety Center and Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University and University Hospital Leipzig
  • Leipzig University Hospital for Children and Adolescents
  • Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development​

Rostock University medical Center

Mucosal Immunology

Contact

 Prof. Jan Däbritz (Director of the University Children’s Hospital Rostock)

gastro-research@med.uni-rostock.de

 

Research Topic

inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; immunity; immunoregulation; biomarkers; microbiome; epigenetics

Team Members

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Däbritz (Group Head)
  • Dr. Elisa Wirthgen (Lab Head)
  • Dr. Melanie Hornschuh (Postdoc)
  • Dr. Rosaely Casalegno (Postdoc)
  • Birgit Salewski (Research Assistant)
  • Petra Duncker (Research Assistant)
  • Christopher Wichmann (Medical student)
  • Vivian Haas (Bachelor student)

Research projects

The focus of our research is to discover underlying mechanisms and better therapeutic approaches in the broad area of chronic inflammation and mucosal healing as it relates to adult and pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A particular emphasis currently is to define novel ways in which the course of Crohn’s disease can be altered by specific modulation of the monocyte compartment and the innate immune response. A second focus area is determining the molecular basis for the role of myeloid-derived regulatory cells in mouse genetic and experimental models of colitis.

Research Enviroment and Facilities

We have all standard laboratory facilities (sterile laminar flow hoods, centrifuges, incubators, freezers etc.), and the necessary permission to work with recombinant genomic DNA and experimental animal models. Immunohistochemistry, electrophoresis, western blotting, flow cytometry, RT-PCR, and cell/tissue culture systems are well established in our laboratories. Our own research facilities consist of approx. 300 m2 of total laboratory space. The laboratory technicians, post-doctoral fellows and students have desk space available within the lab and also included is adjacent office space equipped with PCs/Mac, laser printers etc. There are excellent collaborations within the Rostock University Medical Center, e. g. with institutional core research facilities. These research centers are equipped with all technical facilities that are necessary to perform innovative research related to cellular and molecular biology with a focus on immunology. Our institutional core facilities provide highly specialized services for: i) electron microscopy; ii) multimodality small animal imaging; iii) proteomics and genomics; iv) viral vector and genome editing technologies; v) cell analysis and sorting; and vi) disease models & animal care

Collaborations

  • Prof. Dr. Lee Denson, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dept. of Pediatrics, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Dr. rer. nat. Grazyna Domanska, University Medicine Greifswald, Institute of Immunology, Greifswald, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Föll, University Hospital Münster, Dept. of Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology, Münster, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Giżewska, Pomeranian Medical University, Dept. of Pediatrics, Szczecin, Poland
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Lamprecht, Rostock University Medical Center, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Rostock, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ian Sanderson, Queen Mary University, Centre for Immunobiology at the Blizard Institute, London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Olaf Wolkenhauer, University of Rostock, Dept. of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Rostock, Germany

Greifswald University Medical Center

Hermatology and Oncology Center

Contact

Prof. Dr. Holger Lode (Chair of General and Specialized Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology)

http://www2.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/kind_med/

Research Focus

Clinical Studies

Currently, the treatment of patients with refractory neuroblastoma with an anti-ganglioside antibody in combination with cytokines is being investigated. Patients from all over Europe and the Middle East come to Greifswald for this treatment. The effect of the treatment against the tumor and on the immune system of these patients will be investigated.

Experimental Research

Development of new cancer vaccines for use against childhood malignancies. These vaccines are DNA-based and are used for genetic immunization . These vaccines are constructed, their function characterized, and their efficacy tested in vivo.

Translational projects

  • DNA-vaccines and immune checkpoint blockade for cancer immunotherapy.German Research Foundation (425.000 €, 01.07.2015 – 31.08.2018)
  • Immune monitoring of high-risk neuroblastoma patients receiving GD2-directed immunotherapies (EUSA 1.250.000,00 €, 01.07.2020      30.06.2025)
  • Chemo-Immunotherapy mechanisms of Action (EU 160.000,00 €, 01.09.2020 – 31.08.2025)

Third Party funded health Care Projects

Temicare: German-Polish Center for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Team Members

  • Prof. Holger Lode (Head)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Nikolai Siebert
  • M.Sc. Humanbiol. Maxi Zumpe
  • Dr. rer. med. Sascha Troschke-Meurer
  • Doktorand Leon von Lojewski
  • Doktorand Fabian Wilken
  • Doktorandin Isabel Wagner
  • Doktorand Justus Leopold
  • Doktorand Alexander Zikoridse
  • Doktorand Simon Biskupski
  • Andrea Plath
  • Theodor Köpp
  • Maria Asmus
  • Robert Bormann

https://www2.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/kind_med/forschung/paediatr-onkologiehaematologie/team/

ongoing clinical trials as international sponsor

  • A Phase I study of 131-I mIBG followed by Nivolumab and Dinutuximab beta Antibodies in children with relapsed/refractory Neuroblastoma.
  • The MiNivAN study
  • Phase II study of monoclonal antibody ch14.18/CHO continuous infusion in patients with primary refractory or relapsed neuroblastoma
  • Trials in setup: Phase 1 study combining dinutuximab beta with induction chemotherapy regimens in patients with newly diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma

Greifswald University Medical Center

Neonatology and intensive care

Contact

Collaborations

Partners Epidemiology

  • Prof. Dr. M. Zygmunt,
  • Dr. G. Pierdant (Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medicine Greifswald).
  • PD Dr. T. Ittermann (Statistician, Inst. of Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald).
  • Dr. T. Winter, Prof. M. Nauck (Inst. of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald)

Partners Laboratory Research

  • Prof. Dr. M. Zygmunt,
  • Dr. G. Pierdant (Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medicine Greifswald).
  • PD Dr. T. Ittermann (Statistician, Inst. of Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald).
  • Dr. T. Winter, Prof. M. Nauck (Inst. of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald)

Epidemiology

The birth cohort study Survey of Neonates in Pomerania (SNiP) consists of two cohorts. SNiP-I had its baseline-examination between 2002 and 2008, and SNiP-II between 2013 and 2017. SNiP-I and II comprise data (250 items including socioeconomic data) and biospecimen (DNA, plasma, urine and placenta) of more than 9000 newborns and their mothers. SNiP is a population-based, representative study in Germany that is able to describe the health and living conditions of newborns and their families comprehensively. Furthermore, SNiP-follow-up studies allow to analyse associations between risk factors in pregnancy and the perinatal period with health status in infancy and later childhood. The unique selling point is that SNiP-I and II allow comparative analyses between the two cohorts after a period of 10 years. SNiP-II serves as a control cohort for the German neonatal Network (GNN).

Team Members

Researcher

  • Prof. Dr. M. Heckmann,
  • PD Dr. A. Lange.

Documentists

  • H. Allenberg,
  • K. Ibashyan.

Doctoral students

  • J. Fallenberg,
  • C. Weiss,
  • E. Kantorczyk,
  • A. Thiele,
  • J. Mahlo-Nguyen.

Laboratoy Research

The group concentrates on two research foci: a) the role of fetal steroids in neonatal neuroprotection in particular respect to gender based differences in clinical outcome of preterm infants, and b) neonatal immune response in particular respect to neutrophil extracellular traps. The work comprises experimental work with immature glia cell cultures as well as analysing samples of human neonates from the SNiP cohort.

Team Members

Researcher

  • Prof. Dr. M. Heckmann,
  • Dr. D. Sunny.

Medical-laboratory assistant

  • M. Hoyer.

Doctoral students

  • I. Hegge,
  • F. Niepel,
  • A. Wirkner,
  • M. Domanska,
  • L. Lükewille,
  • J. Patynowski,
  • E. Krüger.

University of Greifswald

Psychosocial Assessment, Monitoring and Prevention in Children with Chronic Health Conditions

Contact

Research Topics

  • Developing and validating measures for assessing patient-reported experiences and outcomes of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions using self- and proxy-reports
  • Testing and applying ambulatory assessment methods and computer-adaptive testing in pediatric health care
  • Exploring the potential of behavioural data (spoken language, laughter etc.) as indicators of quality of life and well-being in children
  • Identifying determinants of quality of life and participation as well as predictors of successful transition In adolescents and young adults with chronic health conditions
  • Examining ssubstance use patterns in adolescents and preventing adolescent binge-drinking
  • Modelling and measuring core components of patient empowerment as a multidimensional outcome in the context of transition research
  • Designing and evaluating a generic transition training program for adolescents with chronic health conditions

Research projects

In several projects the following contributions were achieved:

  • various measures for patient-reported experiences and outcomes were developed, adopted and validated
  • potential of behavioural data (spoken language, laughter etc.) as indicators of quality of life and well-being in children were explored
  • determinants of participation and quality of life of young adults as well as predictors of successful transition are being explored
  • core components of patient empowerment as a multidimensional outcome in the context of transition were identified, using latent difference score modeling
  • a generic transition program was developed and evaluated

Team Members

  • Prof. Silke Schmidt (Head)
  • JProf. Dr. Tomczyk (Junior Professur Digital Health & Prevention)
  • Dr. Holger Muehlan (Deputy Head of Department)
  • Dr. Laura Altweck
  • Dr. Henriette Markwart
  • Dr. Jan Vitera
  • Dr Sandra Lemanski
  • Dipl.-Psych. Johannes Fischbach
  • Dipl.-Psych. Stefanie Bartha
  • Dipl.-Psych. Marie Bischoff
  • Dipl.-Psych. klara Greffin
  • Dipl.-Psych. Stefanie Hahm
  • Dipl.-Psych. Maxi Rahn
  • Dipl.-Päd. Kati Helm
  • Marlene Mühlmann, M.Sc.
  • Thomas McLAren, M.Sc.
  • Matthias Brasch

Current Fundings

  • Meeting the challenges of a successful transition in young people with disabilities: participation, health and quality of life in a life course perspective (TRANS-DISAB / SPARCLE III); University Medicine of Luebeck, University of Grenoble, University of Toulose (DFG/ANR: 339.400,00 Euro)
  • Impact of psychotherapy and telemedicine on maternal mental stress and child’s health (PriVileG-M) P2 – Ambu­latory Assessment; University Medicine Greifswald (Depts. Psychiatry, Gynecology, Pediatrics), HS Neubrandenburg (State Authority MV: 191.362,82 Euro)
  • Predictors of help-seeking and health care utilisation (Stigma II); University Medicine Leipzig (DFG: 163.138,00 Euro)

Collaborations

  • Willyane Alvarenga, University of Sao Paulo
  • Dr. Catherine Arnaud, University of Toulouse
  • Dr. Monika Bullinger, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Dr. John Chaplin, University of Gothenburg
  • Dr. Jérôme Fauconnier, University of Grenoble
  • Dr. Nicole von Steinbuechel, University Medicine Goettingen
  • Dr. Ute Thyen, University Medicine Luebeck

Rostock University Medical Center

Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy

Contact

Prof. Michael Kölch

Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy

https://kjpp.med.uni-rostock.de/forschung/forschungsbereiche

Research Focus

Research at the Department of CAP in Rostock focusses on different topics in developmental psychopathology, medical service and social relations, substance abuse and addiction in youth, intervention research, sleep and circadian rhythms, and neurophysiological markers of psychiatric disorders. Each research cluster is divided into working groups (WG) lead by an experienced clinician and/or scientist. The department is  member of several research consortia (ADOPT, Chimps-net, CoviDrug, IMAC, STAR). Projects are either funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Ministries of Education and Research, Health, and Family (BMBF), the Innovations-Fonds of the GBA, or intramurally sponsored.

Team Members

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Kölch (head)
  • PD Dr. Olaf Reis (co-head)
  • Lena Lincke (M.A.) researcher
  • Anna Michelsen (M.A.) researcher
  • Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Ivo Marx researcher
  • David Schulz (M.A.) researcher
  • Dr. Christoph Berger researcher
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchmann (deputy Head of the clinican branch of the Dept.)
  • Dr. Alexander Dück (senior clinician)

Collaborations

  • for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospitals of Cologne (Prof. Döpfner), ZI Mannheim (Prof. Banaschewski), Ulm (Prof.Fegert/Prof. Plener/Prof. Ziegenhain), Bochum (Prof. Holtmann/Prof. Legenbauer), Heidelberg (Prof. Kaess), UKE Hamburg/DZSKJ (Prof. Wiegand-Graefe, Prof. Thomasius), Psychiatric Services of University of Basle (Dr. Schmid)
  • Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR)
  • Institute of Physiology of Rostock Medical University Center
  • Institute of Community Medicine, Greifswald Medical University Center
  • of Pediatrics of Rostock Medical University Center
  • of Medical Psychology of Greifswald Medical University Center
  • of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of Greifswald Medical University Center
  • Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of University of Greifswald
  • c4c (conect4children), Radboud University Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen

Cluster “Intervention research”

WG Affective Dysregulation – Optimization of Prevention and Treatment

WG Emma-Untouchable (see DRKS00014673):

  • A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a sexual abuse prevention programme for girls with intellectual disabilities

WG E-Therapy for depressive disorders in youth

WG Self-Injury-Treatment-Assessment-Recovery 

WG Depression in adolescents

  • A double-blind randomised controlled trial of Bright
    Light Therapy in a naturalistic inpatient setting (DeLight, see DRKS00013188)

WG Electro-convulsive therapy for psychiatric disorders in youth

Cluster “Neurophysiological Markers of Psychiatric Disorders”

WG Pain and mental disorders in youth

WG Time perception and delay aversion in patients with ADHD

WG EEG parameters as biomarkers of mental disorders in children and adolescents

Cluster “Medical Service and Social Relations”

WG Medical service, prevention and stigma

  • Service for children with deviant sexual behaviours in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

WG Transgenerational relations and psychiatric disorders

  • Project Chimps-net – Children of parents suffering from a mental disorder (https://www.chimpsnet.org/)
  • Medical services for families with mental disorders in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

WG Neighborhood, social inequality, life span

  • Rostock Longitudinal Study (CoviDrug)

Cluster “Sleep and circadian rhythms”

WG Sleep regulation in patients with Fragile X syndrome

WG Sleep regulation in ADHD-patients with facial abnormalitie

Cluster “Substance Abuse and Addiction in Youth”

WG IMAC-Mind

  • Prevention of Alcohol and Tabacco Consumption Using Interventions Based on Mindfulness in Boys with Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disabilities (MBID) (see DRKS0001402)
  • https://www.imac-mind.de

WG Res@t

The combination of app-based and outreach assistance in the treatment of pathological media use

WG CANStop

  • Prevention training program for youth using Cannabis
  • https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/ministerium/ressortforschung/drogen-und-sucht/verbesserung-von-beratung-behandlung-und-therapie/can-stop.htm

Greifswald University Medical Center

Regional Healthcare

Contact

Prof. Neeltje van den Berg

Institute for Community Medicine, Division of healthcare epidemiology and community health

icm-vc@uni-greifswald.de

https://www2.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/icm/index.php?id=590

Research Focus

In the research area “Innovative Care Concepts and Regional Care”, the Institute of Community Medicine is concerned, among other things, with issues relating to the improvement and safeguarding of regional care, particularly in rural areas. The focus is on geographical analyses, cooperation between health care professions, telemedicine and eHealth. Innovative care concepts, e.g. in the fields of pediatrics, geriatrics and palliative care, are implemented and evaluated in model regions.

Part of the research area is the Integrated Functional Area Telemedicine (IFT). Here, telemedical care concepts are developed and implemented in cooperation with specialist clinics and other clinical service providers, e.g. for patients with mental illnesses.

Research projects

Regional telepediatric network in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania and Brandenburg (RTP-Net)

https://rtp-net.med.uni-greifswald.de 

Regional healthcare:

funded by the ministry of economy, labor and health in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania (2017-2021)

  • Focus Palliativ Care
  • Focus Geratrie
  • Focus Pediatrics

CED-KQN: CLARA-Study

Improving care for children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease

https://innovationsfonds.g-ba.de

https://www.drks.de

Team Members

  • Prof. Dr. Neeltje van den Berg
  • Dipl.-Ing. Simone Gloystein, MPH
  • Dr. rer.med. Ulrike Stentzel
  • Dr. Kilson Moon
  • Fabian Kleinke. M.A.
  • Angelika Beyer, M.Sc.
  • Nils Pfeuffer, M.Sc.
  • Laura Kerstin Rehner, M.A.
  • Maren Leiz, M.Sc.
  • Peter Penndorf, M.Sc.
  • Luisa Tischler, M.Sc.
  • Heiko Krause
  • Annett Westendorf

Telemedicine Center

  • Christiane Bader
  • Juliana Beckmann