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Clinician Scientist Alumnus becomes Mildred Scheel Professor: The alumnus of the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program Prof. Dr. med. Frederik Damm from the Clinic for Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology has accepted the call for a Mildred Scheel Endowed Professorship of the German Cancer Aid at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Within the W3 professorship for 'Precancerosis and Tumor Ontogenesis in Hematology' Mr. Damm will research the role of clonal hematopoiesis in the development of hematopoietic cancers. Thus, new and comprehensive therapeutic approaches of a personalized medicine shall be developed.

Clinician Scientist Alumnus receives professorship for "Clinical Data Science and AI:The alumnus of the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program PD Dr. med. Alexander Meyer from the Clinic for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery of the German Heart Institute Berlin has been appointed as W2 Professor for "Clinical Data Science and AI" at the Charité within the framework of a call defense. The Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data at the Technical University of Berlin will be responsible for equipping the professorship. The research focus is on translational research on the application of data science methods and artificial intelligence within clinical processes.

Clinician Scientist Alumnus becomes Professor for Experimental Trauma Surgery in Hamburg: The Alumnus of the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Johannes Keller (formerly Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery) has been appointed to the W3 Professorship for Experimental Trauma Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. His work focuses on translational research into cellular and molecular regulatory mechanisms that play a role in traumatological diseases. This should create the basis for personalized medicine in musculoskeletal medicine as well, in order to improve the clinical outcome of trauma surgery patients in the long term.

Clinician Scientist Alumnus becomes head of institute in Lübeck: The alumnus of the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program PD Dr. med. Malte Spielmann, previously group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has been appointed Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Lübeck as of July 1, 2020. He will take over as head of the Institute of Human Genetics at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein in Lübeck and Kiel. In autumn 2019, Prof. Spielmann was accepted into the DFG's highly renowned Heisenberg Program with the topic "Human Molecular Genomics”.

Clinician Scientist Alumna develops software "VarFish": The Alumna of the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program Dr. med. Nadja Ehmke from the Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with scientists from the Core Unit Bioinformatics of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and colleagues from Charité and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), has developed software that helps to find a single genetic defect, a so-called "needle in a haystack". This is particularly important in the diagnosis of so-called "rare diseases". The software "VarFish" is freely available and described in the current issue of the journal "Nucleic Acids Research".