Research in LSMU

Research

AIM OF THE RESEARCH

On the basis of the fundamental and applied research data creat new knowledge for the improvement of both human and animal health and  life quality, elaborate new principles for health care politics, strengthen evidence based teaching for university students, educate society.

 

RESEARCH TASKS

1. To create and develop infrastructure for modern fundamental and applied research and use it rationally.

2. To prepare the highest level scientists and facilitate the growth of their scientific competence.

3. To empower internationalization of research and integration into the European Research Area

4. To develop research to business links and increase the commercialization of research results.

5. To conduct educational activities popularizing science and increasing the prestige of science and its visibility.

 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE RESEARCH IN LUHS

Research pathway starts from undergraduate level;

Unity of the studies, research and clinical practice;

Research area  - from molecular mechanisms via clinical practice till population level;

Orientation towards personalised medicine.

 

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES IN LUHS

 

STRATEGIC RESEARCH AREAS OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 2017-2021

 

STRATEGIC RESEARCH AREAS OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES 2017-2021

 

RESEARCH QUALITY ASSESSMENT

 

MAIN CONTACTS

Department of Research Affairs

 Phone: 00370-37- 327276

 mokslocentras@lsmuni.lt

Office hours 800 - 1700

 

Department of Research Affairs

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Prof. Ingrida Ulozienė

Head of Department

ingrida.uloziene@lsmuni.lt

Visiting address: Medical Academy
A. Mickeviciaus 7-106, Kaunas
Phone: 00370-37-327276

     
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Jūratė Janušaitienė

Deputy head of Department

jurate.janusaitiene@lsmuni.lt

Visiting address: Medical Academy
A. Mickeviciaus 7-106, Kaunas
Phone: 00370-37-327276

     
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Agnė Giedraitienė

Senior specialist

agne.giedraitiene@lsmuni.lt

Visiting address: Medical Academy
A. Mickeviciaus 7-106, Kaunas
Phone: 00370-37-327277

     

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Ugnė Spancernienė

Senior specialist

ugne.spancerniene@lsmuni.lt

Visiting address: Medical Academy
A. Mickeviciaus 7-106, Kaunas
Phone: 00370-37-327277

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhD Studies

A doctoral (PhD) degree is the highest academic degree in Lithuania, and it is earned after four years of doctoral education and passing a public defence.

Permissions to provide doctoral studies in 10 scientific fields – Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Medicine, Odontology, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary and Zootechnics – were granted by the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science in June 2011.

 Number of PhD Students in 2019

Scientific Field

Number of PhD students

of which are women

Admissions

of which are women

 PhD degree

of which are women

Biology

32 18 7 3 2 2

Biophysics

4 1 1 0 2 0

Medicine

131 91 27 16 16 11

Odontology

9 4 2 1 4 3

Pharmacy

14 11 4 4 4 3

Public Health

18 16 2 2 2 2

Nursing

16 16 2 2 2 2

Veterinary

27 18 6 6 4 4

Animal Sciences

14 11 3 2 2 2

Biochemistry

1 1      

TOTAL

266 187 54 36 38 29

Effectiveness of PhD programs

Entrance–graduation of PhD programme (years)

Effectiveness (%) of PhD programmes in Biomedical Sciences (obtained degree from all graduates)

Effectiveness (%) of PhD programmes Agricultural Sciences (obtained degree from all graduates)

2010-2014

84

75

2011-2015

81

86

2012-2016

69

75

2013-2017

90

86

2014-2018

85

100

 

Doctoral degree regulations in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Upcoming PhD dissertation defense

Date of Dissertation Defense Author Title of Dissertation Research field
21/08/2020 Julius MAMINSKAS

"PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF DENTAL IMPLANT ABUTMENT SURFACES PREPARED BY STANDARDIZED POLISHING AND USING BIOCERAMIC COATINGS"

Odontology
21/08/2020 Arturas STUMBRAS

"RESULTS OF STIMULATING REGENERATION OF BONE TISSUE WITH PLASMA RICH IN GROWTH FACTORS AND ADIPOSE-DERIVED STEM CELLS"

Odontology
25/08/2020 Dainius KARCIAUSKAS

"EARLY AND LONG TERM RESULTS OF AORTIC VALVE SPARING AORTIC ROOT REIMPLANTATION SURGERY FOR PATIENTS WITH LEAKING BICUSPID AND TRICUSPID VALVES"

Medicine
26/08/2020 Vytautas JANUSKEVICIUS

"PROTOZOA OF THE GENUS SARCOCYSTIS IN CATTLE: IDENTIFICATION, DISTRIBUTION AND IMPACT ON THE HOST ORGANISM"

Veterinary
26/08/2020 Ieva KUDLINSKIENE

"ANALYSIS OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION INDICATORS OF EXTRUDED LUPINES (LUPINUS L.), FABA BEANS (VICIA FABA L.) AND PEAS (PISUM SATIVUM L.) AND EFFICIENCY OF THEIR USE IN THE NUTRITION OF DAIRY COWS"

Animal Sciences
26/08/2020 Arturas NASTARAVICIUS

"ANALYSIS OF THE DEMAND FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL CARE SERVICES FOR PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA INTENDING TO ACHIEVE A RATIONAL USE OF MEDICINES IN LITHUANIA"

Pharmacy
26/08/2020 Dovile NARUSEVICIUTE

"THE EFFECT OF HIGH INTENSITY LASER THERAPY IN MANAGEMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS"

Nursing
27/08/2020 Ieva CESLEVICIENE

APPLICATION OF FLUXOMIC METHODS TO STUDY TUMOR CELL METABOLISM

Biology

27/08/2020 Roza JOFFE-LUINIENE

"BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL WELLBEING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH GEOMAGNETIC FIELD FLUCTUATIONS IN LITHUANIA"

Public Health
27/08/2020 Aurimas GAVELIS

"RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF BREED, LACTATION, PRODUCTION, AND NUTRITION ON MILK PROGESTERONE CONCENTRATION AS BOVINE REPRODUCTION MARKER"

Animal Sciences
27/08/2020 Ausra CIGINSKIENE

"VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA DUE TO MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT GRAMNEGATIVE BACTERIA”

Medicine
27/08/2020 Nora ULOZAITE-STANIENE

"THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALUE OF AUTOMATED VOICE ANALYSIS SYSTEM"

Medicine
27/08/2020 Kristina MORKUNAITE

"THE ASSOCIATION OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC CHANGES IN CORONARY ARTERIES OF MICROVASCULAR ANGINA PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY AND MYOCARDIAL DEFORMATION PARAMETERS"

Medicine
27/08/2020 Lina URBIETE

"THE ASSESSMENT OF INDEPENDENCE OF OLDER PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM THE SUPPORTIVE CARE AND NURSING HOSPITAL TO HOME CARE AND THE CONTINUITY OF NURSING SERVICES AT HOME"

Nursing
28/08/2020 Arvydas KARDISAUSKAS

"PHENOTYPIC AND GENETIC EVALUATION  OF THE CALVING EASE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH CALF MORTALITY, COW PRODUCTIVITY, REPRODUCTION, EXTERIOR AND HEALTH IN THE LITHUANIAN BLACK AND WHITE CATTLE POPULATION"

Animal Sciences
28/08/2020 Justinas MACIULAITIS

REGENERATIVE POTENTIAL OF TISSUE EGINEERED CARTILAGE FOR THE REPAIR OF OSTEOCHONDRAL DEFECT IN A PRECLINICAL SPORTS INJURY MODEL

Medicine
28/08/2020 Audrone REKESIUTE

PARAMETERS OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY AND REGULATION OF THE SEXUAL CYCLE IN BEEF HEIFERS AND COWS

Veterinary
28/08/2020 Dalia RUKANSKIENE

"DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF IMAGING MODALITIES IN DETECTING AXILLARY LYMPH NODE METASTASES IN BREAST CANCER"

Medicine
31/08/2020 Birute PETRAITIENE

"EVALUATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS PATHOGENICITY FACTORS IN THE CLINICAL COURSE OF THE INFECTION IN CHILDREN"

Medicine
04/09/2020 Gita ARGUSTAITE-ZAILSKIENE

"TRAUMATIC EXPOSURE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT NEEDS IN THE INTERIOR SERVICE SYSTEM"

Public Health
07/09/2020 Birute GUMAUSKIENE

"IMPACT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION CHANGES AND CARDIAC BIOMARKERS ON PREDICTION OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE AORTIC STENOSIS"

Medicine
09/09/2020 Lina PADERVINSKIENE

"PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF BIVENTRICULAR FUNCTION, MECHANICS AND PULMONARY ARTERY CHANGES IN PRECAPILLARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING STUDY"

Medicine
18/09/2020 Saulius TAROZA

"ASSOCIATIONS AMONG THYROID AXIS HORMONES, GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS, AND ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE OUTCOMES"

Medicine
22/09/2020 Justina PAULAUSKIENE

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF METHODS TO INCREASE THE COVERAGE OF THE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME IN LITHUANIA

Public Health

Neuroscience Institute

Main areas of research:
• Molecular, cellular and clinical studies of the brain and peripheral nervous system to determine how
they function in health and disease;
• Biochemical, biophysical, physiological, genetic and other aspects of neuronal functions

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Institute of Endocrinology

Main areas of research:
• Studies of the hormonal regulatory system in endocrinological disorders;
• Registration of individuals with diabetes; the study of the influence of the immune system, genetics and
the environment on the etiology, prevention and course of treatment of the disease;
• Studies of endocrinological causes of infertility.

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Institute of Cardiology

Main areas of research:
• Physiological functions of the cardiovascular system and its regulation;
• Public health, prevalence and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as well as related mortality
in the Lithuanian population;
• Development of novel methods of CVD prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and assessment of procedural effectiveness

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Institute of Animal Science

Main areas of research:
• Animal genetics, biology of reproduction and genetic resources;
• Animal nutrition and the quality products of animal origin;
• Animal welfare and environmental issues related to the manufacture of products of animal origin

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