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    In The Face of Crisis: The Novo Nordisk Foundation response to Covid-19

    The theme for the virtual lecture on 28th of May is “In The Face of Crisis: The Novo Nordisk Foundation response to Covid-19” w/ keynote speakers: Niels-Henrik von Holstein-Rathlou, Senior Vice President, Biomedicine & Health Sciences, Professor, MD, DMSc; Hanna Line Jakobsen, Senior Vice President, Social & Humanitarian, MBA; Anne-Marie Engel, Programme Director, MD, PhD.

    Date: 28 May 2020
    Time: 17:00 – 18:15
    Venue: Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture (Online Event)




    Start of the lecture

    Niels-Henrik von Holstein-Rathlou: The Novo Nordisk Foundation’s open calls launched in response to COVID-19
    Anne-Marie Engel: New Danish national test centre
    Hanna Line Jakobsen: International COVID-19 projects in Jordan and Tanzania




    End of lecture


    Niels-Henrik von Holstein-Rathlou is head of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s grants and activities within biomedical and health science. He is an M.D., and DMSc, and has been full professor at the Faculty of Health at the University of Copenhagen since 1995. Chair at the Department of Biomedical Sciences from 2007 to 2015.

    Anne-Marie Engel holds 15 years of experience in grantmaking and strategic foundation-work in Denmark. At Biomedicine & Health Sciences, Anne-Marie works with external stakeholder management, and is responsible for strategic development and large strategic grants within the biomedical area, including design of follow-up procedures. She is also involved in cross-departmental strategic projects in the foundation.

    Hanna Line Jakobsen is head of the Novo Nordisk Fund’s social and humanitarian area and thus for the implementation of the Foundation’s new strategy in this area. She is in charge of the foundation’s plans to increase considerably its support for social and humanitarian efforts in the coming years, and the Foundation’s wishes to contribute to improving the quality of life and living opportunities for vulnerable children and young people through education, development and health care.

    Laila Benjnouh Schultz,