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Committee on Steno Research Collaboration

The Committee on Steno Research Collaboration implements the Board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s decision to award Steno Collaborative Grants and the Steno North American Fellowship Grants. These grants are aimed at clinical research collaboration between research environments at the Steno Diabetes Centers and research environments outside the centres. The grants support clinical research, health promotion research and education research in relation to patients and healthcare personnel.

The Board of the Foundation has established an annual grant budget of DKK 56.5 million for the Steno Collaborative Grants as well as the Steno North American Fellowship Grants.

The Committee’s chair and members are experts who are appointed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s board in accordance with the generally applicable rules for the foundation’s committees.

Bo Ahrén

Chair

Professor of Clinical Metabolic Research at the Department of Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden
Has been Chair of the Committee since 2017

Aslak Steinsbekk

Member

Professor in Behavioural sciences in medicine and health service research, Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Has been a member since 2018

Tiinamaija Tuomi

Member

Associate Professor, Abdominal Centre, Endocrinology/Diabetology, Helsinki University Hospital, and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki, Finland
Has been a member since 2021

Anna Solini

Member

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical, Medical and Molecular Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
Has been a member since 2021

Matthias Blüher

Member

Professor, Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research, Helmholtz Center Munich at the University of Leipzig and the University Hospital Leipzig, Germany
Has been a member since 2021

Nick Wareham

Member

Professor, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, United Kingdom
Has been a member since 2021

Kirsi Pietiläinen

Member

Professor in Clinical Metabolism, Obesity Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland
Has been a member since 2021

Mike Trenell

Member

Chief Executive Officer, Changing Health, Professor of Metabolism and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Has been a member since 2021