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Germany is to become more attractive for clinical drug trials

February 2024

Physicians from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology were involved in commenting on the BMG's Medical Research Act (MFG) presented in a draft bill at the end of 2023. A statement was submitted via the AGAH in February 2024, which also incorporated the department's perspective and decades of experience as a clinicla trial center, in trial management and in the design of investigator-initiated esearch.

Solutions to reduce material used in medicine packaging

February 2024

Around 3,000 tons of previously non-recyclable packaging material could be avoided every year in Germany alone if tablets and capsules were arranged in blister strips to save space. See the department's recent publication in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology as well as the press release of Heidelberg University Hospital Viel Verpackung pro Tablette: Blisterstreifen verursachen unnötigen Müll (A lot of packaging per tablet: blister strips cause unnecessary waste).

Doctoral Thesis

February 2024

Julie Nilles (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory) defends her dissertation "Vergleichende mechanistische Analyse des induktiven Wechselwirkungspotentials von Rifampicin und Rifabutin" (Comparative mechanistic analysis of the inductive interaction potential of rifampicin and rifabutin) and graduates summa cum laude.

The department congratulates her warmly.

 

Sanofi iDEA-TECH Award for Pharmacoepidemiology

December 2023

The €120,000 award enables the rapid launch of one-year projects with follow-up prospects. The section Pharmacoepidemiology led by Andreas Meid was successful with the project "Multi-approach Analysis staGe for model-Informed development of drug-Conjugated antiBodies with Updates (Live and via Liberal software) on Expected Treatment outcomes (MAGIC-BULLET)".

The department congratulates very warmly.

 

Poster prize at the DGKPha

November 2023

Emilia Picker from the Cooperation Unit Clinical Pharmacy won a poster prize at the annual conference of the German Society for Clinical Pharmacy (DGKPha) with the project "Challenges and opportunities at the interface between hospital, outpatient care services/caregiving relatives and the public pharmacy (CAPAA) - results of two focus groups".

The department congratulates her warmly.

Scholarship Landesgraduiertenakademie

October 2023

Katharina Hamburg, PhD student in the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (MBL), has been awarded a scholarship by the Landesgraduiertenförderung to carry out her doctoral project entitled „Differenzierte Makrophagen als Zielzellen antituberkulotischer Rifamycine“ (Differentiated macrophages as target cells of antituberculous rifamycins).

GERMANY-WIDE E-PRESCRIPTION ACTION DAY

October 10th 2023

The aim of the Germany-wide e-prescription action day was to start issuing e-prescriptions, break down barriers and gather experience. The department's Medical Information Technology section accompanied this day in advance with training sessions and question-and-answer sessions on the topic of e-prescription and then tested e-prescription via AiDKlinik® in the complex care processes at the hospital. To date, a total of over 600 e-prescriptions have been issued in 11 different functional areas at Heidelberg University Hospital. For more information, see https://www.gematik.de/e-rezept-aktionstag.

 

DRUG INFORMATION SERVICE FOR KVBW CONTRACT PHYSICIANS

October 2023

As a supplement to the well-established internal hospital AID drug information service, KVBW physicians now also receive help in answering patient-specific pharmacological questions. The goal is to provide patients with sound information for needs-based drug management. The experienced AID drug information team of physicians and clinical pharmacists answers the questions on the basis of approval data, databases and scientific literature and provides practical recommendations in writing on how to proceed in individual cases. The new service is free of charge for KVBW contract physicians.

Second cohort of master’s program “Medication Safety”

October 2023

The second cohort of the interprofessional, part-time master's program in medication safety will begin their studies at the start of the winter term 2023/2024. We are looking forward to exciting exchanges – particularly during the attendance weekend in Heidelberg on December 8 and 9. Further information on the course can be found under Startseite AMTS — Masterstudiengang AMTS (uni-bonn.de)

Olympia Morata Funding

July 2023

Gzona Bajraktari-Sylejmani will be funded by the Olympia Morata Program of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University for two years starting in December 2023 with her project to establish diagnostic and therapeutic markers for the function of the NO-cGMP signaling pathway in endothelial dysfunction. The aim of the Career Development Program is to support qualified female scientists in obtaining a postdoctoral qualification or a comparable qualification at Heidelberg University

The department congratulates very warmly.

Doctoral Theses

July 2023

The following two dissertations were defended in July by scientists from the Coordination Unit Clinical Pharmacy: Robert Möcker ”Implementierung von Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung der Arzneimitteltherapiesicherheit in öffentlichen Apotheken am Beispiel eines interprofessionellen Medikationsmanagement-Projekts” (Implementation of measures to improve drug therapy safety in public pharmacies using the example of an interprofessional medication management project) and Janina Bittmann: “Einflussfaktoren auf die Akzeptanz von Medikations-Alerts” (Factors influencing the acceptance of medication alerts). Both graduated magna cum laude.

The department again congratulates very warmly.

Doctoral Theses

June 2023

The following three dissertations were defended in June: Viktoria Jungreithmayr "Auswirkungen der Implementierung einer Digitalen Kurve auf Normalstation” (Impact of the implementation of an electronic prescribing system on general wards) and Viktoria Wurmbach ”Strategien zur Reduktion der Komplexität in der Arzneimitteltherapie” (Strategies to Reduce Complexity in Drug Therapy) (section Coordination Unit Clinical Pharmacy) as well as Lucas Wirbka “Adhärenz bei kardiovaskulären Arzneimitteln in der Post-Hospitalphase: Assoziation mit klinischen Endpunkten und Vorhersage künftiger Adhärenz von direkten oralen Antikoagulantien in Abrechnungsdaten deutscher Krankenkassen“ (Adherence to Cardiovascular Drugs in the Post-Hospital Phase: Association with Clinical Endpoints and Prediction of Future Adherence to Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Claims Data of German Health Insurance Companies) (section Pharmacoepidemiology). All three graduated magna cum laude.

The department congratulates very warmly.


IIT submitted via CTIS

May 2023

The Clinical Pharmacology Study Center KliPS was the first department at the UKHD to successfully submit an IIT (Investigator Initiated Trial) according to the German Medicines Act (AMG) via the EU portal CTIS (Clinical Trials Information System), which has been mandatory since February. Further information can be found at Clinical Trials in the European Union - EMA (euclinicaltrials.eu).

Many thanks to all employees!

 

Dietmar Hopp Foundation provides further funding for 2D drug printing

April 2023

The Dietmar Hopp Foundation provides a further 1.5 million euros to support the development of the already funded "2D drug printing" project as part of the overall funding for the establishment of paedKliPs, the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacological Trial Center. Funding is being provided for the organization and implementation of the first three pilot studies under the German Medicines Act (AMG) that will test the safety and efficacy of a new drug delivery form of hydrocortisone in 2D print format in adults, children and adolescents.

Press conference on ARMIN evaluation results

April 2023

On April 18, 2023, Hanna Seidling, Head of the Clinical Pharmacy Cooperation Unit, presented the results of the scientific evaluation of the ARMIN project, which were developed in cooperation with the Pharmacoepidemiology Unit (headed by Andreas Meid), at a press conference. They show, among other things, that patients participating in the model project had a reduced relative risk of death of 16 percent compared to a control group. See also the publication in the German Medical Journal.

Associate Professor

March 2023

In March 2023, Dirk Theile was awarded the title "Extraordinary Professor" by the University of Heidelberg.

The department congratulates most sincerely.

RAHEL GOITEIN-STRAUS SUPPORT PROGRAM

March 2023

Katja Gümüs is sponsored by the Heidelberg Medical Faculty within the framework of the Rahel Goitein-Straus Support Program for Young Female Scientists.

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

Poster Award

February 2023

Viktoria Jungreithmayr has won the poster prize at the 13th Working Conference of the Pharmaceutical Care Networks Europe (PCNE). The poster resulted from a collaboration project with the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics and was titled "Novel screening method to identify patients that benefit from the implementation of a pharmaceutical care intervention in the inpatient setting - a pilot study".

The department congratulates her most sincerely.


NEWS 2022

25th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Pharmacy (DGKPha)

NOVEMBER 2022

On November 11 and 12, 2022, the 25th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Pharmacy took place in Heidelberg, co-organized by the Clinical Pharmacy Cooperation Unit. More than 50 participants exchanged ideas on the topic of "Digital drug therapy safety". Further information can be found under Microsoft Word - Programmflyer_Jahrestagung_DGKPha_2022.docx.

 

Funds from Heidelberg Endowment Fund

November 2022

Julie Nilles, PhD student in the Molecular Biology-Biochemistry Laboratory (MBL), receives endowment funds of € 6,100 from the Dres. Majic/Majic-Schlez Endowment Fund of Heidelberg University to conduct the project "Importance of regulatory miRNAs for variable CYP3A4 induction by rifampicin and rifabutin".

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

Kaltenbach Doctoral Fellowship

NOVEMBER 2022

Christine Brockmüller, PhD student at the Clinical Pharmacological Study Center KliPS, receives a Kaltenbach Doctoral Fellowship from the German Heart Foundation e. V. to conduct her PhD project "Epidemiology of under/overuse of guideline-based therapy, especially anticoagulation, in atrial fibrillation taking drug interactions into account - a comprehensive analysis of medication data from the prospective ARENA registry of the Rhine-Neckar region".

The department congratulates her very much!

Authorization for further training in the field of drug information

AUGUST 2022

The Baden-Württemberg State Chamber of Pharmacists has granted the Clinical Pharmacy Cooperation Unit an extension of its accreditation as a training center for the specialty of drug information until 2028.

Heidelberg Standards of Climate Medicine

AUGUST 2022

Mortality is increased in hot weather, especially in the elderly and at the beginning of the heat season. It is suspected that pharmaceuticals may increase morbidity and mortality during heat waves. David Czock and Walter E. Haefeli have written a chapter on this in the book Heidelberg Standards of Climate Medicine, which is available here.

Lecture price

July 2022

Viktoria Wurmbach received the award for Best Student Oral Presentation (Basel Hub) at the International Social Pharmacy Workshop 2022 on July 13, 2022. Her presentation had the topic "Development and evaluation of an e-learning curriculum on drug-related problems for community pharmacists".

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

OCCUPATION

July 2022

Dr. rer. nat. Philipp Uhl from the Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology as well as Nuclear Medicine has accepted the call to the W1 Junior Professorship for "Pharmaceutical Technology with a Focus on Phospholipids (Lipoid Endowed Professorship)" at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB) of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and is expected to take up his position on 01.10.2022.

SPONSORSHIP DIETMAR HOPP FOUNDATION

April 2022

The Dietmar Hopp Foundation is funding the establishment of the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacological Study Center, including two scientific projects, with a total of 3 million euros until 2024. See also the current press release from Heidelberg University Hospital: Dietmar Hopp Foundation funds Center for Drug Studies in Children at Heidelberg University Hospital (uni-heidelberg.de).

New department homepage

MARCH 2022

The redesigned website of the department is online! We would like to thank the photographer Julian Beekmann for inspiring shootings and all employees of the department for their outstanding input during the redesign.

 

AiDClinic®

MARCH 2022

AiDKlinik® is now available as a mobile application. The installation of the app easyAiD is possible for employees of the UKHD under this link:

https://easyaid.aid-klinik.de/

You can find more information here!

 

FRITZ KÜLZ AWARD 2022

FEBRUARY 2022

Brit Rohr receives the Fritz-Külz-Preis 2022 from the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT) for her PhD thesis "Investigation of pharmacokinetic interactions between azole fungistatics and three simultaneously administered microdosed factor Xa inhibitors".

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

 

POSTER PRICE

FEBRUARY 2022

Robert Möcker receives a poster award at the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe workshop for the poster: "Task sharing in an interprofessional medication management program (ARMIN) - a survey of general practitioners and community pharmacists in Germany."

The department congratulates him very much.

 

MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE FELLOWSHIP

JANUARY 2022

Juan Pablo Rigalli's project EVPERS "Extracellular vesicles as a tool to predict drug clearance and improve precision pharmacotherapy", funded under a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship by the EU's HORIZON2020 research and innovation program, is starting in the department.

 


NEWS 2021

Pharmacy training

NOVEMBER 2021

The Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative Unit has provided a new module titled "Anticholinergic Side Effects: Recognizing and Counseling" for pharmacy education.

AiDClinic®

JANUARY 2022

The e-prescription solution from AiDKlinik®was successfully certified by the Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung (KBV).

 

PROMOTION

OCTOBER 2021

Marcel Kusch defends his dissertation "Patient-oriented drug information: identifying, developing, and evaluating customization options for a relevant drug information topic" and completes his doctorate with magna cum laude.

The department congratulates most sincerely.

 

HABILITATION

SEPTEMBER 2021

Antje Blank completes her habilitation on the topic "Opportunities of electronic decision support in medical care in rural Africa" and holds the title of Privatdozentin.

The department congratulates her on this achievement.

 

Portrait von Dr. med. Antje Blank

AiDClinic®

JUNE 2021

Prescription writing with AiDKlinik®has been successfully recertified according to new catalog specifications.

 

easyDOAC

MAY 2021

The new web app easyDOAC, a decision support tool for the selection and dosing of direct oral anticoagulants is available. It was developed by the department together with industry partners and is a free service for physicians and pharmacists for online and offline use.

For more information, click here:

Quick and clear: New app helps with selection and dosage of anticoagulants (uni-heidelberg.de)

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/archiv/220731/easyDOAC-Entscheidungshilfe-bei-der-Verschreibung-von-Antikoagulanzien

 

 

2D PRINTING

MAY 2021

Scientists from the department and the pharmacy of Heidelberg University Hospital are conducting research into 2D printing of drugs.

Printing" medicines in exact doses - Innovations Report (innovations-report.de)

Drugs for children: 2D printing could revolutionize manufacturing | PZ - Pharmazeutische Zeitung (pharmazeutische-zeitung.de)

PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST

MAY 2021

Margaux Fresnais is accepted into the Physician Scientist Program of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University with her project on the identification of predictive biomarkers relevant for therapy response in immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

 

easyAiD

APRIL 2021

Version 1.0 of the easyAiD application is available for hospital employees.

Further information can be found here.

EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY (EMA)

MARCH 2021

Felicitas Stoll has been appointed alternate member of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Patients' and Consumers' (PCWP) and Healthcare Professionals' (HCPWP) Working Parties - 2021.

 

PHARMACY TRAINING

MARCH 2021

The Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative Unit has provided a new module titled "Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea" for pharmacy education.

PROMOTION

FEBRUARY 2021

Marina Weißenborn defends her dissertation "Interprofessional collaboration between physicians and pharmacists in outpatient care: strategies to improve professional practice and medication safety" and completes her doctorate with summa cum laude.

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

 

POSTER PRICE

FEBRUARY 2021

Viktoria Jungreithmayr receives a poster award at the Congress on Drug Information for the poster: "Comparative evaluation of the quality of prescription documentation before and after the introduction of an electronic prescription system (Computerized Physician Order Entry, CPOE)."

The department would like to congratulate her.


NEWS 2020

PHARMACY TRAINING

OCTOBER 2020

A new module titled "Oral Tumor Therapeutics" is available for pharmacy training.

Portrait von Dr. med. Antje Blank

EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY (EMA)

SEPTEMBER 2020

Antje Blank is now a member of the test team of the EMA's CTIS delivery project, a joint submission platform for the new Clinical Trials Regulation, representing non commercial/academic clinical trial sponsors.

EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY (ESC)

SEPTEMBER 2020

Felicitas Stoll has been appointed to the ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Member of Regulatory Affairs Committee for the years 2020-2022.

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

SPONSORSHIP DIETMAR HOPP FOUNDATION

OCTOBER 2020

The Dietmar Hopp Foundation is funding the establishment of the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Study Center, including two scientific projects, with a total of 3 million euros over four years.

See also the press release: Dietmar Hopp Foundation funds Center for Drug Studies in Children at Heidelberg University Hospital (uni-heidelberg.de)

PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST

MAY 2020

Gzona Bajraktari is accepted into the Physician Scientist Program of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University with her project on an easily accessible monitoring parameter for the activity of the NO-cGMP pathway.

The department congratulates her most sincerely.

 


NEWS 2019

RAHEL GOITEIN-STRAUS SUPPORT PROGRAM

DECEMBER 2019

Kathrin Foerster is sponsored by the Heidelberg Medical Faculty within the framework of the Rahel Goitein-Straus Support Program for Young Female Scientists.

The department congratulates her very much.

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