The University of Eastern Finland is a partner in a new, six-year project focusing on knee osteoarthritis, which has been granted approximately 6.7 million euros of funding by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. UEF’s share of the funding amounts to 1.4 million euros.
A collaborative project in the field of medical engineering between Academy Research Fellow Isaac Afara from the University of Eastern Finland and Professor Achim Kohler from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has secured a new type of Finnish-Norwegian research funding from the Academy of Finland.
Researchers at UEF's School of Pharmacy and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare have received a grant of 400,000 US dollars from The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Sami Väänänen, PhD, a researcher at the UEF Department of Applied Physics and a medical physicist at the Kuopio University Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Centre has been granted Clinical Researcher funding by the Academy of Finland. Väänänen is the first medical physicist to receive this funding, which is usually granted to researchers in medicine or veterinary sciences.
The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment announced yesterday 24 new Academy Research Fellow posts and 33 new Postdoctoral Researcher posts.