Patricia Danielsen PDF Print E-mail

My experience

2005        MD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2008        PhD Faculty of Health Sciences, Dept. of Dermatology and Wound Healing Center, Copenhagen University
2007-09   Internship in general surgery, internal medicine and GP
2010-12   Registrar at the Department of Dermatology, Copenhagen University Hospital
2012-13   Post doctoral research fellowship at University of Western Australia, Burn Injury Research Unit
2013-       Registrar at the Department of Dermatology, Copenhagen University Hospital

•    Member of ETRS junior committee 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 
•    Organisor of Danish Connective Tissue Society meeting 2011, 2012, 2013

My motivation

Since the beginning of my career as a medical doctor I have been fascinated by tissue repair research. To me, it is the fundamental part of clinical science - to improve and accelerate repair of the human organism, and to uncover aspects of the complexity of the healing process. I strongly believe that the society of dedicated tissue repair researchers share the devotion and enthusiasm needed to create innovative solutions from basic science and link them to clinical implementation in order to reach the goal we all share: to improve patient care. Together we can make a significant difference. Clinical and laboratory work at Copenhagen University, at the University of Western Australia and within the ETRS and ETRS Junior Committee has further confirmed me in this belief. If I become an ETRS board member, my focus will be on securing that the ETRS maintains and even improves its profile towards junior researchers as a strong and close community with obvious advantages for its members. I will work on the possibility of supporting junior researchers both logistically and financially to obtain skills from other laboratories through fellowships. I will focus on the ETRS maintaining sessions within our yearly meeting that in particular target younger researchers to provide them with needful laboratory and experimental skills. I will also work on establishing a digital forum for junior researchers as an integrated part of the ETRS web page, where scientific work related to tissue repair can be discussed and colleagues from all over Europe can assist in trouble shooting. Last but not least I will do my best to secure that the ETRS meetings continue to present a pleasent social environment for junior researchers e.g. through the young investigators dinner.