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I DARE

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

I’m so proud to say that this month I'm moving to San Francisco to do a research project on patient involvement in diabetes treatment as a fellow in the DARE fellowship (Danish American research exchange).


Getting here has been hard work and at the beginning of 2019 this was all I was thinking about (while also taking my exams). I started working on my application more than a year ago and I just want to share my video pitch that will give you an idea of what I’ll be doing in San Francisco during the next 10 months.

My goal with this project is to contribute to improving quality of life for people living with diabetes (422 million people in 2014 according to WHO*).


I'm so excited to experience the American health care system as well as University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where I’ll be working. Luckily, I won’t be on my own, I’m joined by four talented Danish medical students who will do research in the musculoskeletal junction, kidney failure during liver transplantation, the immune system in colorectal cancer, and insulin resistance.


*https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/diabetes