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, Kaunas
Phone: 00370-37-327276

     
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Jūratė Janušaitienė

Vice-head of Department

jurate.janusaitiene@lsmuni.lt

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

     
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Agnė Giedraitienė

Senior specialist

agne.giedraitiene@lsmuni.lt

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

     

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Ugnė Spancernienė

Specialist

ugne.spancerniene@lsmuni.lt

Visiting address: Medical Academy
A. Mickeviciaus 7, 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 2018

Scientific Field

Number of PhD students

of which are women

Admissions

of which are women

 PhD degree

of which are women

Biology

28 18 6 4 6 4

Biophysics

4 2 0   1 0

Medicine

128 95 29 20 20 14

Odontology

12 5 2 0 2 1

Pharmacy

13 9 4 4 3 2

Public Health

23 20 2 2 1 0

Nursing

19 18 4 4  4 3

Veterinary

27 17 8 4 5 5

Zootechnics

16 11 2 2 4 3

Biochemistry

1 1 0      

TOTAL

271 196 57 40 46 32

 

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)

2006–2010

83

91

2007–2011

87

80

2008–2012

82

69

2009-2013

83

75

2010-2014

83

75

2011-2015

86

80

2012-2016

67

83

2013-2017

89

100

 

Doctoral degree regulations in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Upcoming PhD dissertation defense

Date of Dissertation Defense Author Title of Dissertation Research field
31/01/2020 Laura MALAKAUSKIENE

“PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY OUTCOMES AFTER PREVIOUS BARIATRIC SURGERY”

Medicine
20/02/2020 Viriginija KALINAUSKAITE-ZUKAUSKE

"EXPRESSION OF EOSINOPHIL β CHAIN-SIGNALING CYTOKINES RECEPTORS AND INTEGRINS, THE VALUE OF BRONCHIAL EPITHELIAL INJURY MARKERS IN TYPE 2 ASTHMA"

Medicine
28/02/2020 Toma GARBENYTE-APOLINSKIENE

"THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOWER EXTREMITIES SPORT INJURIES AND FUNCTIONAL INDICATORS OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM IN HIGH LEVEL FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYERS"

Nursing
14/04/2020 Aidana LYGNUGARYTE-GRIKSIENE

"SKILLS FOR SUICIDE INTERVENTION BY EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE DOCTORS, NURSES AND FACTORS AFFECTING THEM"

Medicine 

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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