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Young nursing researchers and symptom management in focus at the 2022 Nursing Research Symposium

The management and treatment of symptoms among people who live with long-term and enduring conditions was in focus during the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s recent Nursing Research Symposium.

Under the heading Nursing Approaches to Symptom Management – Diversity in Interventions and Outcomes, the Symposium focused on the role of nurses and nursing research in this diversified multidisciplinary field.

One speaker at the Symposium was Professor Geana Kurita, whose research focuses on chronic pain and how to prevent it. In 2021, the Foundation awarded her a grant of DKK 7.5 million over 5 years under its Nursing Research Programme to carry out research in this field.

The Symposium was also the occasion to celebrate the 2021 PhD Scholarships and Postdoc Fellowships in Nursing Research awarded by the Foundation.

Recipients of PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research 2021

Kickan Roed

Project title: SHAPES: Schizophrenia, recovery and guided tapering of antipsychotic medication – a qualitative investigation of clinicians’, patients’ and relatives’ perspectives

Institution: Mental Health Care Centre Glostrup, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region of Denmark

Cæcilie Borregaard Myrhøj

Project title: Compassionate communication and advanced care planning to improve end-of-life care in treatment of hematological disease (ACT) – a cluster randomized controlled study

Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

Anette Viftrup

Project title: Reduction of emotional and physical harm at surgery cancellation – Development, pilot-testing, and evaluation of a complex intervention

Institution: Aarhus University Hospital

Recipients of Postdoc Fellowships in Nursing Research 2021

Kristine Dengsø

Project title: Life after liver transplantation

Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

Marta Kramer Mikkelsen

Project title: Family-focused care to increase quality of life for patients with pancreatic cancer and their caregivers (FAM-PAC research programme)

Institution: Herlev og Gentofte Hospital – Copenhagen University Hospital

Marie Collet

Project title: Nurse-led early functional and cognitive stimulation to prevent long-term adverse outcomes in intensive care patients

Institution: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen


The Foundation awards up to DKK 12.6 million annually for PhD Scholarships and Postdoc Fellowships in Nursing Research.

Up to DKK 2 million can be awarded for PhD Scholarships and up to DKK 2.2 million for Postdoc Fellowships.


Further information
Sabina Askholm Larsen, Communications Partner, +45 2367 3226, [email protected]