Christina Brock, DVM, Ph.D Associate Professor
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Education

Graduate studies

  • 2009 : PhD, Center for Sensory-Motor Interactions, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark and Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital Denmark.
  • 1993: Cand med vet (DVM) The Royal Veterinary School, Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK.

Additional education

  • 2016/17 “Research Management Course” held by CBS Executive in Copenhagen
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    2016 Supervisor workshop for main supervisors, Aalborg University, Aalborg.
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    2014 The Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Graduated with distinction.
  • 2013 Higher Education teaching “Adjunktpædagogikum”, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Main academic positions

  • 2016- Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University
  • 2016 50% financed as senior research scientist, Department of Rheumatology U, Aarhus University Hospital and 50% financed as research scientist Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital Denmark.
  • 2014- Affiliated Associate Professor in Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
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    2011- Senior research scientist, Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital Denmark.
  • 2009-2011 Post. Doc, Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.
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    2005-2009 Research fellow, Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital Denmark.

Scientific work

Seventy-four (January 2017) publications, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3381-1884.
Key-points for publications: Gastrointestinal physiology, diabetic autonomic neuropathy, visceral pain, parasympathetic tone, opioid-induced bowel dysfunction.

Grants and awards

  • 2016 Recommended by the cross-faculty assessment committee and selected by the Executive Management to participate in Aalborg University’s talent management programme.

Clinical and research management

She led and accomplished the FP-7 EU-funded multidisciplinary multi-center project DIAMARK, in which we identified biomarkers for diabetic autonomic neuropathy. She participated in the Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program 2014, focusing clinical trials (from idea to publication). Thus, she is now sponsoring the Investigator-Initiated Study: TODINELI, which investigates the neuro-protective effect of the GLP-1 agonist liraglutide in type-1 diabetes patients. Inflammatory biomarkers are further investigated in the clinical trial: Personalised medicine; dosing of TNF-alfa inhibiting treatment based on assessments of serum concentrations at Århus University hospital. Additionally, she is sponsoring the study: Vagal modulation and chronic inflammatory diseases. Besides being daily leader of the personnel involved in these clinical trials and communication with local and national authorities, she is responsible for accountability, funding and finances in Mech-Sense.

Supervisor duties, teaching and GCP

She has co-supervised 5 PhD students and supervised/co-supervised twenty-nine student projects (Postgraduate masterprojects, Master thesis, bachelor thesis and student projects) since 2005.