Diakonhjemmet Hospital is the host institution for the research center. In addition, four institutions are involved as partners - Oslo University Hospital, the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Rheumatism Association and the MAGIC Foundation.
At Diakonhjemmet Hospital, REMEDY is organized under the Department of Research and Innovation, led by Professor Espen A. Haavardsholm. The research projects at the hospital will mainly include patients from the Department of Rheumatology, Outpatient Clinic and Research and the Department of Anesthesia and Surgery.
The Clinic for Rheumatology, Outpatient Clinic and Research is responsible for rheumatology treatment services for the entire city of Oslo and has regional hospital responsibility for the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. The clinic mainly treats patients with rheumatic joint diseases and osteoarthritis.
Head of Clinic
Kjetil Bergsmark, Department of Rheumatology, Outpatient Clinic and Research
The Clinic for Anesthesia and Surgery takes care of patients in need of planned and emergency treatment in orthopedics, gastrointestinal and general surgery, and has an intensive care unit.
Head of Clinic
Magne Flatlandsmo, Department of Anesthesia and Surgery
The main partner is the Department of Clinical Medicine, which is the largest department at the University of Oslo (UiO) and responsible for education and research in all clinical subjects. Several activities in REMEDY are carried out in close collaboration with UiO. UiO will host a visiting professorship in the center. Through UiO, researchers will have access to core facilities such as the Bioinformatics Core Facility, Genomics Core Facility, Proteomics Core Facility, and Norwegian Sequencing Center, as well as technological infrastructure such as the Service for Sensitive Data (TSD) that will be used for data collection, storage and analysis, including the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning.
The main partners at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) are the Department of Rheumatology, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases and the Department of Research and Innovation (Neuro Clinic), which is also responsible for the Musculoskeletal Health Research Unit (FORMI). REMEDY has a close collaboration with Regional Research Support and NorCRIN. The center also has laboratory collaboration with Radiumhospitalet.
The Norwegian Rheumatism Association (NRF) is one of the largest health organizations with around 30,000 members. NRF will contribute to the development of prioritized research areas and work closely with the REMEDY Patient Council in connection with user participation in research in all research projects in REMEDY. NRF will also assist in the dissemination of research results in REMEDY through its social platforms and webinars.
The Magic Evidence Ecosystem Foundation will provide evidence summaries and updated guidelines through its partnership with BMJ Rapid recommendations.
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