News

In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.

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IfADo at the AOK company run 2023

Yesterday, the annual AOK company run took place at Phoenix-West. IfADo was also at the start with around 30 runners. The 6.7-kilometre circuit could be run or walked. Daniel Strobel was the first to cross the finish line this year with a new IfADo best time …
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Ergonomics

German Center for Mental Health launches

The German Center for Mental Health starts in May and IfADo is part of it. The new, nationwide center has a foothold in the middle of the Ruhr area. The goal is to improve mental health in the long term. IfADo scientists from the fields of neuroscience, …

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Work of the Senate Commission on Food Safety will be funded for three years

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation) is funding the work of the Senate Commission on Food Safety (Senatskommission zur gesundheitlichen Bewertung von Lebensmitteln – SKLM) with around 800,000 euros over the next three years. …

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Michael Nitsche becomes a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, Head of the Department of Psychology & Neurosciences, is a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. On 23 November, he accepted his membership certificate, together with other new members, from Leopoldina …

Awards

Matthias Jäger receives NIOSH Bullard-Sherwood Research-to-Practice Award

Many people know that heavy objects such as crates of drinks should be lifted close to the body „from the legs“ and if possible not „from the back“. Especially in occupations that involve a lot of repetitive lifting and carrying, correct posture is …

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Watzl Weekly honoured with BdKom Award

For their outstanding science communication, Carsten Watzl from the Leibniz Institute for Labour Research at TU Dortmund University (IfADo) and Stefan Schwark from the German Professional Association for Nursing Professions Nordwest e.V. won the BdKom Award in …

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Rudolf-Schoen-Award for Silvia Capellino

At this year’s German Rheumatology Congress, Silvia Capellino and her team were awarded the Rudolph Schoen Award of the Foundation of the German Society for Rheumatology for their research on the neurotransmitter dopamine and its role in rheumatoid arthritis.

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„Watzl Weekly“ nominated for BdKom Award

Carsten Watzl from IfADo and Stefan Schwark from the German Professional Association for Nursing Professions DBfK Nordwest e. V. were nominated for the BdKom Award (award for outstanding communication) with the project „Watzl Weekly went viral – video updates …

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AHFE 2022 Best Paper Award for Georgios Athanassiou

At the 13th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and its Affiliated Conferences in New York, USA, Georgios Athanassiou from the Ergonomics Department won the Best Paper Award for the paper on „A micro-moment recommendation framework …