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Subproject 1: Ethical and Philosophy of Science Analysis.

Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda

Mark Schweda has been Professor of Ethics in Medicine at the Department of Health Services Research of Faculty VI – Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Oldenburg since 2018. Previously, he was a research associate at the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine in Göttingen. In his research, Mark Schweda is concerned with the significance of modern medicine and technology for our self-image and life plans. A particular focus is on issues of aging and new technologies in medicine and health care. Since 2022, Mark Schweda has been a member of the German Ethics Council. Mark Schweda is head of subproject 1 “Ethical and Philosophy of Science Analysis”.

 

Eike Buhr

Eike Buhr has been a research associate in the Department of Ethics in Medicine at the Department of Health Services Research of Faculty VI – Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Oldenburg since 2020. Previously, he was a student teacher, lecturer, student assistant and research assistant in Münster and Darmstadt. His research interests include current bioethical issues, contemporary theories of justice, and questions of legal and social philosophy. Eike Buhr coordinates the joint project and is a member of the team in subproject 1 “Ethical and Philosophy of Science Analysis”.

 

Subproject 2: Empirical exploration in dementia practice.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Teipel

Prof. Dr. Stefan Teipel is a psychiatrist and the holder of the Chair of Clinical Dementia Research at the University Medical Center Rostock as well as deputy head of the Rostock/Greifswald site of the DZNE. His research group conducts research on the issue of early diagnosis and treatment of dementia in specialized and primary care, on the participation of people with dementia and their relatives in the research process, and on the development of digital support systems for people with dementia, including novel diagnostic systems. Stefan Teipel leads subproject 2 “Empirical exploration in dementia practice”.

Dr. Olga Klein

Olga Klein has been a postdoc at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in the Clinical Dementia Research Group at the Rostock/Greifswald site since 2019. Previously, she was a research associate at the University of Nottingham in the Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Group. Her research focuses on the management and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and family member discharge using randomized controlled trials, digitally assisted intervention programs; mixed-methods and participatory research approaches. Since 2023, she also works part-time as a ward psychologist in the Department of Forensic Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Rostock. Olga Klein is a collaborator in subproject 2 “Empirical exploration in dementia practice”.

Subproject 3:Empirical exploration in depression practice.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gruber

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gruber is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and has held the university professorship for Experimental Psychopathology and Imaging at Heidelberg University since 2016. There, he heads the scientific and clinical section, including the Kraepelin Day Clinic (Day Clinic for Affective Disorders). Previously, Prof. Gruber held a university professorship for systemic neuroscience in psychiatry at the University of Göttingen. The central goal of Prof. Gruber’s research is the systematic development of precision medicine in psychiatry. This includes the understanding of pathophysiologically relevant neuronal networks and their dysfunctions in various psychiatric disorders, the development of diagnostically pioneering biomarkers that can be used to develop tailored therapies for individual patients. In the context of developing these modern diagnostic approaches, artificial intelligence can also make an important contribution. Oliver Gruber leads subproject 3 “Empirical exploration in practice for depression”.