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Certificates Awarded to Recipients of Scholarships on Nursing Day

Left to right: Bente Appel-Esbensen (Chair, Committee on Nursing Research) and recipients Ragnhild Måstrup, Pil Lindgreen, Karin Piil, Ellen Boldrup Tingleff and Kristine Elberg Dengsø (Lise Juul could not be present).

The Novo Nordisk Foundation awarded official certificates for the 2015 PhD scholarships in clinical nursing to the recipients yesterday.

The certificates were presented during Nursing Day under the theme Career Paths for Nurses – Opportunities and Challenges. A total of 150 people attended the fully booked event in Hellerup. Organized by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, this was the first time Nursing Day was held.

The programme included presentations by four speakers on this year’s theme. The recipients of the scholarships also gave a presentation on their research projects and received their certificates and flowers.

In December 2015, the Foundation awarded three co-funded PhD scholarships of DKK 500,000 each over 3 years and three co-funded postdoctoral fellowships, also of DKK 500,000 each, over 3 years.

The scholarships and fellowships were awarded by the Board of the Foundation based on applications received and evaluated by the Foundation’s Committee on Nursing Research. The Committee received 28 applications for the co-funded PhD scholarships and made three awards: a success rate of 11%. The Committee received applications for the co-funded postdoctoral fellowships and made three awards: a success rate of 43%.

See the names of the six recipients and read more about their projects below.


Kristine Elberg Dengsø
Age: 38 years
Project title: Follow-up of patients with cancer of the pancreas, bile duct or duodenum following radical surgery
Research institution: Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

Pil Lindgreen
Age: 30 years
Project title: Use of the Recovery Record smartphone app in the interdisciplinary treatment of eating disorders: experiences and patterns over time of app use by patients and health-care providers
Research institution: Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

Ellen Boldrup Tingleff 
Age: 34 years
Project title: Reduction of mechanical restraint in forensic psychiatry – perceptions and perspectives of patients and relatives on mechanical restraint in forensic psychiatry
Research institutions: Health Education Research Centre, University College Lillebælt; Research Centre Psychiatric Department Middelfart; OPEN; and Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark


Ragnhild Måstrup
Age: 52 years
Project title: Effect of giving evidence-based breastfeeding advice to families with premature babies – research-based knowledge translated into practice
Research institution: Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

Karin Piil
Age: 46
Project title: Experiences, needs and preferences among long-term survivors of high-grade glioma and their caregivers
Research institutions: UCSF – University Hospitals Centre for Nursing and Care Research, Centre for Integrated Rehabilitation of Cancer Patients (CIRE) and Neuroscience Centre, Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen

Lise Juul
Age: 44 years
Project title: Statistical validation of programme theories in health promotion interventions
Research institution: Department of Public Health, Aarhus University