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European HR Excellence in research


The UMCG received the European HR Excellence in research logo. Europe should remain attractive to researchers from all over the world. Open recruitment, an attractive work environment, mobility and career opportunities are important elements in this. The European Commission has introduced the HR Excellence in Research logo, which it awards to institutions that demonstrate that they endorse these principles and pay continuous attention to improving and implementing them.


Dutch Kidney Foundation support


The Dutch Kidney Foundation (DKF) decided to financially support the project "Renal energy crisis in sepsis-associated kidney injury: relevance and therapeutic opportunities of sustaining renal mitochondrial function" with a Kolff Grant awarded to Hjalmar Bouma. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is most frequently caused by sepsis, which is the leading cause of death among patients on the intensive care unit (ICU). The occurrence of renal dysfunction is a very strong risk factor for mortality and is associated with a threefold higher mortality rate during sepsis. In this project, we aim to prevent acute kidney injury in sepsis by preserving mitochondrial function, and explore the effects of mitochondrial damage on renal function and survival after sepsis. The project is intended to start on April 1, 2017 and will last 4 years.