Center for Clinical Epidemiology
Research Unit for Clinical Epidemiology
Odense University Hospital
Kløvervænget 30, entrance 216, ground floor, east
Tel: +45 2115 3599
NEW: As of 1 July 2017 the center's affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been prolonged and Bente Mertz Nørgård appointed 1) Senior Epidemiologist at BWH and 2) Lecturer, part-time at Harvard Medical School
Center for Clinical Epidemiology has been an independent department at Odense University Hospital (OUH) since 2007 and is organizationally linked with the staff department Quality, Research, Innovation, and Education, OUH.
Clinical epidemiology and clinical epidemiological research are key functions with regard to evidence based patient treatment in a modern health care system and thus a key function in a modern university hospital.
Clinical epidemiology is a scientific discipline focusing on the patient, and clinical epidemiology includes analyses of the patients’ prognoses, for example which factors are of importance for the recovery or death of the patient. Diagnosis and treatment are key predictors for the patients’ prognosis, and therefore these two elements constitute the main cornerstone of clinical epidemiology, and the quality of diagnosis and treatment are key elements in the practice of evidence based patient treatment.
In Center for Clinical Epidemiology we perform clinical epidemiology at an international level. The aim is to support the improvement of patients’ diagnostics and treatment, and to improve the provided clinical quality of care, and we thus aim to improve the prognosis of the patients through
· Consultancy to clinical departments and health care authorities within clinical epidemiology and analysis
· Research at the highest international level within patient diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis
· Development of methodologies for quality assessment within the health care system
· Research training
The center activities can be divided into:
1. Consultancy within clinical epidemiology and analysis
The center offers consultancy to a number of business partners / cooperators (local, regional, national) within clinical epidemiology, data analysis and various research assisting tasks. All projects are related to clinical epidemiology, diagnostics and treatment. Several research units at the regional hospitals have separate agreements with Center for Clinical Epidemiology, for example about the research unit having a half-time equivalent biostatistics at its disposal (for payment).
All research activities at the center is affiliated with the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark. We perform clinical research at an international level in cooperation with local, regional, national and international researchers and research institutions. The research unit publishes 25-30 peer reviewed papers internationally each year and receives research grants (national and international).
Adjunct professor Sonia Friedman, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School, USA, is affiliated with the Center for Clinical Epidemiology, and Professor Bente Mertz Nørgård, Odense University Hospital has been affiliated with Harvard Medical School as visiting professor since 2015. A number of staff members at the center have also formal employment at the of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, as associate professors.
Center for Clinical Epidemiology trains PhD-students and staff members at the center are supervisors for a number of PhD-students, medical bachelor students, and research fellow students.
Siden er sidst opdateret: 15-06-2017 af Odense Universitetshospital.