Bente Jespersen

Klinisk lærestolsprofessor

CONTACT

Mail: Bente.Jespersen@clin.au.dk
Phone: +45 7845 2411 / +45 4089 6664

EDUCATION

1997DMSc, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University
1997Internal Medicine Specialist
1996Nephrology Specialist
1983MD, Aarhus University

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

Regulation of renal sodium and water excretion in the nephrotic syndrome and cirrhosis of the liver.

APPOINTMENTS

2007 -Professor, Dept. Chair of Renal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital
2006 - 2007Ass. prof., Cardiovascular and Renal Research Unit, University of Southern Denmark
1998 - 2007Consultant and Ass. Prof., Dept. of Renal Medicine, Odense University Hospital
1998 -Staff Specialist, Dept. of Renal Medicine, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

LEADERSHIP AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

Heading research lab for renal disease and hypertension with 3 appointed biotechnicians, and 2 research nurses.

2014 - Vice President, censors for Danish Medical Schools
2011 - 2014President, Danish Nephrology Society (DNS)
2011-Representative for DNS in Organisation of Danish Medical Societies
2007 - 2009Board member, Nordic Collaborative Transplant Meetings
2004 - 2008President, European Donation Help Education Programme (EDHEP) in Denmark
2004 - 2008Board member, Danish Transplantation Society
2000 - 2003Vice President, Danish Nephrology Society (DNS)
1999 - 2007Head, Paediatric renal transplantations in western Denmark
1998 - 2001Head, training of physicians at Dept. of Renal Medicine, Odense University Hospital
1993 - 1999Board member, Danish Hypertension Society

RESEARCH AREA

Preservation of renal function with special focus on renal transplantation. Both clinical research, eg. minimisation of drugs and prevention of infection and cancer, and experimental research with pig models, presently for prevention of ischemia reperfusion injury using mesenchymal stem cells and machine perfusion of the kidney.

Link to Department of Renal Medicine´s research webpage: http://www.en.auh.dk/departments/department-of-renal-medicine