Recipients of nursing research scholarships and fellowships celebrated at annual Nursing Research Symposium

Recipients of nursing research scholarships and fellowships celebrated at annual Nursing Research Symposium

12 Oct 2021

The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards up to DKK 12.6 million annually for PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships within nursing research. The 2021 award ceremony included the 2019 and 2020 recipients of the scholarships and fellowships and was part of the 2021 Nursing Research Symposium under the theme Research in Health and Well-being among Older Adults.

The Symposium, which is normally held annually, was cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Symposium was partly face-to-face and partly online. Hopefully, the 2022 event will be held face-to-face since one of its purposes is to enable the participants to meet each other in person to strengthen their professional networks and share knowledge.

Next year’s symposium will be held on 20 April 2022 under the theme Nursing Approaches to Symptom Management – Diversity in Interventions and Outcomes.

The six recipients of PhD scholarships:

Louise Ingerslev Roug (2019)
Project title: INTACTatHome: Intravenous Anticancer Treatment at Home for Children and Adolescents – a Multimodal Interventional Feasibility Study
Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen









Maja Thøgersen (2019)
Project title: Early Prevention and Predictors of Obesity in Children Exposed to Gestational Diabetes during Pregnancy
Institution: Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and Aarhus University











Ena Lindhart Thomsen (2019)
Project title: ParTNer-STEPs: Parents in
Transition – a Nurse-led Support and
Transfer Education Programme
Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen








Malene Eiberg Jensen (2020)
Project title: Digital Self-harm – Social Media and its Impact on Non-suicidal Self-injury and Suicidal Behaviour. A Longitudinal Mixed-method Study
Institution: University of Copenhagen









Mille Guldager Christiansen (2020)
Project title: Systematic Nurse-led Consultations based on Electronic Patient-reported Outcome among Women with Gynaecological Cancer during Chemotherapy (the CONNECT Study)
Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen








Maja Pedersen (2020)
Project title: Symptom Identification and Management in Patients with Haematological Malignancy during Outpatient Treatment and Care
Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagent










The six recipients of postdoctoral fellowships

Pia Søe Jensen (2019)
Project title: “I like to keep my leg!” Early Detection of Risk Factors for Lower Extremity Amputation and Nurse-led Nutritional Intervention
Institution: Hvidovre Hospital









Anne Højager Nielsen (2019)
Project title: Post-extubation Swallowing Difficulties in the ICU – ICU-Swallow
Institution: Regional Hospital West Jutland, Herning










Jeanette Finderup (2019)
Project title: A Life with Dignity from the Very Beginning to the End with or without Dialysis Treatments for Patients with Chronic Kidney Failure
Institution: Aarhus University Hospital









Kristina Holmegaard Nørskov (2020)
Project title: Sexual Health in Patients with Haematologic Malignancy: Sexual Symptom Assessment and Management
Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen









Rikke Langballe (2020)
Project title: Navigate – Improving Survival in Vulnerable Lung Cancer Patients through Nurse Navigation: a Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial
Institution: Danish Cancer Society Research Center









Laura Krone Larsen (2020)
Project title: Cognitive Function and Health-related Quality of Life in Survivors after Neurointensive Care: an Observational Multicentre Cohort Study – COGNI Study
Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen






Applications for the 2021 PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships are currently being assessed and the recipients will be notified by the end of the year.

The amounts are up to DKK 2 million for PhD scholarships and up to DKK 2.2 million for postdoctoral fellowships.

Further information

Sabina Askholm Larsen, Communications Partner, +45 2367 3226,