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Dagmar Krefting heads medical informatics at the University Medical Centre Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting | © umg

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Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting is the new director of the Institute of Medical Informatics at the University Medical Center Göttingen. In September 2019, she had already taken over as acting director of the institute. Since 1 September 2021, the DZHK scientist has held the university professorship for Medical Informatics at the Göttingen Medical Faculty.

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Linking data from inpatient and outpatient care with data sources and data from biomedical and clinical research is what Prof. Dagmar Krefting sees as a challenge for her "Medical Informatics" department to support modern medicine.

"A systems medicine and more interdisciplinary view of diseases, as well as new diagnostic methods and findings, are leading to an ever broader definition of disease patterns towards personalized medicine. This requires greater networking between medical disciplines, healthcare facilities, research institutions and patients," says Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting. The physicist and IT specialist supports the interdisciplinary medical approach to researching the heart and brain and related diseases. This approach is being established with the development of the Heart and Brain Center at UMG.

Dagmar Krefting has already contributed her expertise to numerous national research infrastructure projects - for example, in the HiGHmed consortium, which promotes digital networking in medicine (see also: DZHK HiGHmed Symposium in October 2020). Or in the Network University Medicine (NUM), which collects data from Covid 19 patients in the fight against the Corona pandemic and makes it usable for research (National Pandemic Cohort Network - NAPKON ). The DZHK provided the data infrastructure for the project.

One of her scientific focuses is the automated analysis of biosignal data such as EEG, ECG and EMG and how these can be integrated into medical information systems. She mentions her personal goal in all the projects: "Data security, reproducibility and reusability of research data and software are fundamentally important. I try to develop solutions that can be implemented efficiently and effectively for smaller research groups and in large research networks and that offer timely added value for the stakeholders".

Dagmar Krefting succeeds Prof. Dr Otto Rienhoff, who retired at the end of 2019 after 25 years of service at UMG.


Source: Press Release Universitätsmedizin Göttingen