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

The recipients of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s 2019 and 2020 PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships have officially received them. The photo shows 10 of the 12 recipients with Mary Jarden, Professor and Chair of the Foundation’s Committee on Nursing Research.

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, [email protected]