Graduate / Post-graduate Program
GRK 2350 - Graduate School "ACE"
Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Psychosocial and Somatic Conditions Across the Lifespan
The GRK examines the neurobiological, somatic and psychosocial consequences of traumatic childhood experiences (up to 18 years, adverse childhood experiences, ACE). Integrated into the central research priorities of the ClMH and both medical faculties of the University of Heidelberg, the GRK benefits of existing research groups on ACE and cohorts as well as of the experience made in many years with Graduate programs.
Link to the Research Training Group GRK 2350: http://www.grk2350.de
|Spokesperson||Prof. Dr. Christian Schmahl|
|Administrative Coordinator||Dr. Sylvia Cackowski|
Project groups at CIMH
- Projekt A1: Type and Timing of ACE and Brain Morphological Alterations, C. Schmahl, G. Ende
- Projekt A2: The Impact of Early Social Adversity on Social and Emtional Competence in Later Life and the Underlying Neurobioloical Mechanisms, R. Spanagel, A. C. Hansson
- Projekt A4: Resilience Factors in the Mannheim Study of Children at Risk, T. Banaschewski, N. Holz
- Projekt B1: Emotion Processing in Individuals wth ACE - a Daily Life Study, I. Niedtfeld
- Projekt B2: ACE and Stess Sensitivity: the Modulatory Role of the Social Environment, H. Tost, A. Meyer-Lindenberg
- Projekt B3: Loneliness, Social Belonging and ACE: Deteminants and Treatment, M. Bohus, S. Lis
- Project B4: The Relationship of ACE and Violet Video Gaming: Effects on Pain Perception, Pain-Related Empathy and Aggression Towards Self and Others, H. Flor, S. Becker
- Projekt B5: Stress sensitivity, Emotion processing and cue-reactivity in substance-related disorders: the influence of ACE, F. Kiefer, S. Vollstädt-Klein
- Projekt C2: Childhood Escape - Late Life Risk for Obesity and Diabetes, M. Deuschle, H.-P. Hammes (UMM), S. Witt
- Projekt C3: ACE and Biological and Psychobiological Markers of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, S. Lis, W. Reindl (UMM)
- Projekt C4: The Impact of Early Social Adversity on the Development of Myofascial Low Back Pain - an Animal Experimental Study, R.-D. Treede (UMM), R. Spanagel
GS 880 - "Vaskular Medicine" Graduate School
In the "Vaskular Medicine" research area, International Research Group 880 cooperates with Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL) to contribute to graduate education at the Mannheim Medical Faculty. The research program comprises areas closely linked to common and widespread illnesses, such as cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. Additionally, the most important triggers of endothelial damage, such as inflammation, are explored.
Prof. Dr. H.-P. Hammes
Phone: +49 621 383-2663,
Prof. Dr. H. Moshage
Tel.: +31 50 361-2364,
PD Dr. J. Kroll
Tel.: + 49 621 383-9965,
Prof. Dr. B. Yard
Tel.: +49 621 383-3771,
Prof. Dr. J.-L. Hillebrands
Tel.: +31 50 363-8995,
Prof. Dr. M. Schmidt
Phone: +31 50 363-3322,
Phone: +49 621 383-9767,
Project Group and Mentors at CIMH
Project 18: Platelets and Endothelial Precursor Cells extracted from Cell Cultures: the Influence of Serotonin Metabolism on Differentiation and Function
NAR - "Dementia" Graduate School
Dementia Graduate School
The social and natural scientists and doctors in the Network Aging Research explore interdisciplinary aspects of the aging process that affect overall aging in humans..
The Aging Research Network at Heidelberg University opened the „Graduate Program Dementia“ on March 1, 2010. Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse and Prof. Dr. Konrad Beyreuther are its scientific directors. Interdisciplinary work on dementia is intended to have a signaling effect and influence cooperation among the health professions needed in our highly differentiated health care system.
Brochures (German version)
Project Groups and Mentors at CIMH
Basic biological research and medical aging research:
Research Area Geriatric Psychiatry
- Prof. Dr. Lutz Frölich
Phone: +49 621 1703-3002 (Secretariat), e-mail
Molecular and biomedical basis of aging processes:
Determinants, mechanisms and implikations for the prevention, early diagnosis and therapy of aging-associated diseases
Molecular basis for aging-associated memory weakness
- Prof. Dr. Dusan Bartsch
Tel.: +49 621 1703-6202, e-mail
Neurobiological research into aging-associated reduced sensitivity to natural boosters and drug boosters: the role of “clock” genes
- Prof. Dr. Rainer Spanagel
Tel.: +49 621 1703-6251, e-mail
"Medical Biometry/ Biostatistics" Master's Study Program
Medical Biometry / Biostatistics
The Master’s study program is an in-service program at the Medical Faculty at Heidelberg University that involves a total of 23 required courses. The Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics organizes the program.
This is a hybrid study program that unites medicine and statistics, and prepares students to work as medical biometricians. The program aims to bring the areas of medicine and statistics together and as such allows for successful medical research.
Contact at CIMH
Courses in the in-service Master’s program are taught by a number of instructors as a rule. The Course Coordinator is responsible for selecting the instructors involved.
Prof. Stefan Wellek, Head of the Biostatistics Department at ZI, numbers among the regular instructors. He is also a member of the Examining Board for the study program at the Mannheim Medical Faculty.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Wellek
Phone: +49 621 1703-6001, e-mail