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Channel of Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim. Interview with Prof. Schedlowski (min 10'). '5 Missverständnisse über den Placeboeffekt', August '19

Welcome to PNIRS and GEBIN 2019

the 26th Meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society in Berlin from June 4-8
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2. TNBS Symposium

The date for the 2nd TNBS Symposium is now fixed: Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 2 to 7 pm. We are delighted to invite you for the second time to the Deichmann-Auditorium of the University Hospital Essen. Please save the date in advance. We will announce the program on the website:

Teaching Award 2018

The best-rated courses in the first study section are the seminar "Integrated Emergency Medicine" and the seminar "Medical Psychology and Sociology" by Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Schedlowski, Prof. Dr. Sven Benson and Anna Lena Kahl. The prize money of 1,000 € each will benefit teaching and seminar of the award winners. Prof. dr. Sven Benson was awarded as one of the best lecturers. Read more

Teaching award 'best lecturer winter session 2017'

Course 'Medical Psychology and Sociology' by Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Schedlowski, Prof. Dr. Sven Benson and Karoline Boy best rated course of the first study section. Read more

BBC filmed documentary at Essen University Hospital

BBC Schedlowski
Manfred Schedlowski, director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunology, has been filmed and interview by the BBC. The broadcasting of the one hour program of journalists Joe Myerscough and Maia Krall-Fry focusing on placebo will start this autumn in England, additionally on 3sat or Arte later on.

Steady nerves

Kleinschnitz und Schedlowski Feb 2018
Neurological and mental illnesses are on the rise worldwide. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is therefore combining its research activities into the new focus "Translational Neuro and Behavioral Sciences". The initiative is coordinated by Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Kleinschnitz, Director of the Department of Neurology (right), and Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Schedlowski, Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunology (left), both from Essen University Hospital.
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Teaching award "best lecturer sommer session 2017"

The evaluation results of the sommer session 2017 (Medical Faculty, University of Duisburg-Essen) revealed that Prof. Sven Benson was personally chosen by the students in the first section of medical studies as best lecturer.

Collaborative Research Center SFB 1280

We are glad to announce that the German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting three subprojects at our institute for four years within the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1280:
TP A10 "From Pavlov to pain: extinction learning in visceral pain" (principal investigator: S. Elsenbruch)
TP A12 "The impact of inflammation on the extinction of pain-related fear" (principal investigators: H. Engler and S. Elsenbruch)
TP A18 "Extinction and reconsolidation of behaviorally-controlled anti-proliferative and anti-metabolic effects: mechanisms and potential clinical relevance" (principal investigators: M. Schedlowski and M. Hadamitzky)

Doctoral Thesis

pdfDoctoral Thesis

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