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UKE projects get EUR 14.6 million in funds

EUR 6.8 million in funds for project to improve care of mentally-ill patients

Eight projects led by doctors and scientists at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) in “Care” and “New Forms of Care” are to receive funds from the Innovation Committee at the Joint Federal Committee, a press release issued by UKE said Tuesday (January 31). UKE is a consortium partner in ten projects. The highest sum of EUR 6.8 Million will go towards the “Recover” consortium, managed by the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, to introduce a new, integrated care model to improve the care of mentally ill patients.

UKE’s research focus

Prof. Dr. Dr. Uwe Koch-Gromus, Dean of the Medical Faculty, said: “I am delighted that the innovation funds are funding many projects involving UKE that aim to improve existing care systems. It acknowledges the UKE’s great contribution to optimising patient care.” Most of the UKE-related projects are in care research with emphasis on developing and securing quality, patient safety while in care, improving instruments for measuring the quality of life and linking routine data.

EUR 300 million in funds

The innovation funds will go towards 29 research projects into forms of care across Germany and 62 projects in care research in a first funding wave. UKE is the project manager or consortium partner in 18 of 91 projects. A total of EUR 300 million in from the innovation funds have been set aside for the period 2016 to 2019.

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