Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1980
    Abitur (A-levels), Gymnasium (grammar school) Kloster Wald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • 1980 – 1986
    Studied human medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany, cantonal hospital in Basel, Switzerland

  • 1986
    Licence to practise medicine

Clinical career

  • 1990
    Junior doctor in the Internal Medicine Department, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Endocrinology Unit, Marburg University Hospital

  • 1995
    Technical qualification in radiation protection

  • 1999
    Specialist qualification in internal medicine

  • 2000
    Technical qualification in sigmoidoscopy

  • 2000
    Specialisation in gastroenterology

  • 2001
    Technical qualification in emergency services

  • 2001
    Qualification in nutritional medicine (DAEM/DGEM – two German nutritional medicine organisations)

  • 2002
    European Diploma of Gastroenterology (EU Board)

  • 2000 – 2002
    Senior consultant in the Internal Medicine Department, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Endocrinology Unit, Marburg University Hospital

  • 2001 – 2002
    Leave replacement for the director (Prof. R. Arnold) of the Internal Medicine Department, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Endocrinology Unit, Marburg University Hospital

Academic career

  • 1983 – 1986
    Dissertation, University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. O. von Deimling)

  • 1987 – 1989
    Research Fellow (German Research Foundation (DFG) fellowship), Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (Prof. K. Isselbacher)

  • 1989 – 1990
    Research Fellow in Medicine, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (Prof. DK Podolsky)

  • 1990 – 2003
    Head of the molecular biology research laboratory Gastrointestinal Oncology and Endocrinology, Marburg University Hospital

  • 1992
    Advanced training in accordance with § 15 (4) GenTSV (genetic engineering safety regulation) for the positions of project manager for genetic engineering work and biological safety officer

  • 1996 – 1998
    Foundation council, Medizinstiftung (foundation for funding teaching and research in the field of medicine), Marburg University

  • 1996 – 1998
    Research committee for the Faculty of Medicine, Marburg University

  • 1998
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in internal medicine, Marburg University

  • 1998 – 2002
    Chair of the selection committee for the section 'Gastrointestinal Oncology' of the DGVS (German gastroenterological association)

  • 1999 – 2001
    Member of the preliminary examining board for the Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and for the special appointment of professors, Faculty of Medicine, Marburg University

  • 2000
    Appointment as an examiner for the academic subject of internal medicine: dental licensing examination, 2nd section of the medical licensing examination (2001), 3rd section of the medical licensing examination (2002), in accordance with the ÄAppO (German licensing regulation for physicians)

  • 2003
    Professor by special appointment, Faculty of Medicine, Marburg University

Career in the area of Health Management

  • 1998 – 1999
    Studied health management, Medical Faculty Mannheim at Heidelberg University

  • 2000 – 2002
    Coordinator for the diagnosis-related group (DRG) in the Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Endocrinology Unit, Marburg University Hospital

  • 2000 – 2002
    Member of the DRG working group "Basic documentation" for the Internal Medicine Department, Marburg University Hospital

  • 2002
    Continuing education for the position of quality management representative

  • 2004 – 2005
    Reorganisation of medical schools and teaching hospitals in the German State of Hesse; member of the following working groups of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of the State of Hesse: structural development of the medical schools and teaching hospitals in Hesse; research and teaching; personnel

  • 2005
    Master of Science, "Human medicine with a further qualification in management", Medical Faculty Mannheim at Heidelberg University. Simon B. The law intended to modernise the German statutory health insurance scheme (GKV-Modernisierungsgesetz): The effects on the financing of German university hospitals. Master's thesis (2005)

  • 2005 – 2006
    Intensive seminar in Hospital Management (mibeg Institute of Medicine, Cologne)

  • 2007
    Teaching appointment at Charité Universitätsmedizin, Master Study Program. Comparison of Health Care Systems. Health policy-making, planning and management in health care

Previous positions

  • 2006 – 2010
    Vice president of Marburg University

  • 2010 – 2014
    President of the University of Oldenburg

Current position

  • Since 2014
    Chair and member of the board of directors at the Mainz University Medical Centre

Selected projects

Volunteer activities

  • Ingrid zu Solms Foundation, Frankfurt, board of trustees (since 2008)

  • Peter Waskönig Foundation, board of trustees (2010 – 2014)

  • Heinz Neumüller Foundation, board of trustees (2010 – 2014)

  • Anna Magull Foundation, chair of the board of directors (2010 – 2014)

  • Floyd and Lili Biava Foundation, board of directors (2010 – 2014)

  • German Multiple Sclerosis Society, State Association for the Federal State of Hesse, board of directors (2008 – 2010)

  • Stiftung Lebensblicke (foundation for the early diagnosis of colon cancer), regional commissioner / commissioner for continuing education (2001 – 2010)

  • Ingrid zu Solms Foundation, Frankfurt, board of directors (2000 – 2008)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • University council at Dresden University of Technology, member (since 2015)

  • gesundheitswirtschaft rhein-main e.V. (initiative supporting the health industry in the Rhine-Main region), board member (since 2015)

  • TRON – Translational Oncology (nonprofit organisation), board of directors, member (since 2014)

  • Düsseldorf University Hospital, board of directors, member since 2013

  • Stiftung Charité, advisory board to the Private Excellence Initiative at the Berlin Institute of Health, member since 2013

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Society, chair of the scientific advisory board (since 2012)

  • Total E-Quality Deutschland, board of trustees, member since 2012

  • Helmholtz Association, senator, research area Health, since 2011

  • Fulda University of Applied Sciences university council, member since 2009

  • Network "Women in visceral medicine", DGVS (German gastroenterologist society), founding member since 2007

Previous memberships (a selection)

  • German consortium for translational cancer research (2013 – 2014)

  • Working group University/Industry, Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), Federation of German Industries (BDI), German Rectors' Conference (HRK), member 2012 – 2014

  • University of Oldenburg Student Union, chair of the administrative board (2010 – 2014)

  • "Smart House" Oldenburg, chair of the general assembly 2010 – 2014

  • German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), medical committee, member 2009 – 2014

  • German Research Foundation (DFG), Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality working group, member 2008 – 2014

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