Clinical research

An important goal of PMI is to transfer the findings from fundamental research to the clinic, which is why the focus is on clinical studies. This applies in particular to Proof-of-Principle studies, which build on the work already done in PMI and its predecessor cluster "Inflammation at Interfaces".

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CCIM – Lübeck and Kiel

The pivotal points for clinical research in the PMI Cluster are the two Comprehensive Centers for Inflammation Medicine (CCIM) at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) in Kiel and Lübeck. 

These are two large interdisciplinary outpatient clinics for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases.

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The universities in Kiel and Lübeck, together with the UKSH, founded the governance structure Precision Health in Schleswig-Holstein (PHSH). PHSH provides the organizational framework to professionalize and accelerate patient-centered research in precision medicine.

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Clinician Scientists

The promotion of clinician scientists plays a central role in the Cluster of Excellence PMI. The cluster supports both young clinicians during their specialist medical training (Clnician Scientists) as well as already established clinical researchers (Advanced Clinician Scientists).

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