Archive - 2018
Associate Professor Jolanta Kunikowska, Ph.D., M.D., Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, elected president elect of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). Jolanta Kunikowska, Ph.D was elected during EANM 2018 Congress October 13-17 in Düsseldorf. Prof. Kunikowska will serve as president elect in 2019-2020 and as president of EANM in 2021-2022.
Federation of Medical University of Warsaw and University of Warsaw – the signing of a letter of intent
On October 16, the signing of a letter of intent regarding the establishment of a federation relationship between Medical University of Warsaw and University of Warsaw took place at Kazimierzowski Palace. This rapprochement will result in better use of each university’s potential. Together, the knowledge and experience of specialists from both universities and access to both universities’ infrastructure will lead to conducting more extensive scientific research projects that address the challenges of today’s world.
The inauguration of Medical University of Warsaw 2018/2019 academic year took place on October 2, 2018. At the invitation of Medical University of Warsaw Rector, Prof. Mirosław Wielgoś, the inaugural lecture was given by the President of the Warsaw Medical Society (Towarzystwo Lekarskie Warszawskie), Associate Professor Jerzy Jurkiewicz, who paid tribute to the Polish Army in his speech, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence.
Prof. Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of Medical University of Warsaw, met with world renown expert in preterm delivery, Prof. Roberto Romero. Prof. Romero is an outstanding researcher and teacher in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis, amniocentesis and infection as causes of preterm delivery and Cerebral Palsy.
From Sept. 26-29, new first year English Division MD and DMD students as well as incoming ERASMUS and transfer students took part in information sessions and social activities aimed at making them feel welcome and at ease at Medical University of Warsaw, their new home.
The first transcatheter implantation in a degenerated mitotic valve Epic 31mm (TMVI, transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation) in Poland was performed on September 3 by a team of surgeons from Medical University of Warsaw’s 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Clinic.
A team of surgeons from Medical University of Warsaw Department and Clinic of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery at the Independent Public Central Clinical Hospital (SPCSK, on 1a Banacha St.) and from the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantology at the Institute of Cardiology in Anin performed the first simultaneous heart-liver transplantation in Poland. The procedure took place on August 30-31, 2018 on a 51-year old patient.
Montreal Medical International Inc. (MMI) becomes a shareholder in the WUM Investment Sp. z o.o. company
On August 30, 2018, the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) and Montreal Medical International Inc. (MMI) signed an agreement which made MMI a shareholder in the WUM Investment Sp. z o.o. company. The signatories were the Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw Prof. Mirosław Wielgoś and President and CEO of MMI Dr. Michael Churchill-Smith.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Magdalena Winiarska from the Department of Immunology, Medical University of Warsaw, member of the STREAM project, has been awarded ERC Starting Grant. It will be the first ERC grant carried out at the Medical University of Warsaw.
In an atmosphere of smiles, cheering and humming to "We Are The Champions", students of the 6-year program and Advanced MD program officially completed their medical studies at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine English Division of the Medical university of Warsaw. The graduation ceremony took place on July 4, 2018. The host of the graduation ceremony was Prof. Marek Kuch, Dean of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine.