People News

About People News

Health Communication provides coverage of awards, grants and appointments. The coverage generally consists of a short press release (around ten lines + contact information), which is sent to the appropriate editors at various medias. The press release is published on the faculty website and the relevant department's websites, as well as in the faculty's newsletter, INside Health.  

Exceptions to this are the Jens Christian Skou award, the Fogh-Nielsen scholarship (special mention) and the faculty‚Äôs supervisor and lecturer of the year awards (internal coverage only).   

Guidelines for coverage of people news

Health Communication covers



  • Clinical professor and chair
  • Professor, including professor with special responsibilities (MSO) and international honorary professor
  • International visiting professor with full-time employment at AU for a minimum of six months
  • Doctors of Medical Science
  • Honorary doctor (also at another educational institution)
  • New department head, vice-dean, dean and centre director


  • Internal and external awards made to a lecturer, researcher or research unit at Health
  • Awards given special coverage:
    • The Jens Christian Skou award
    • The Fogh-Nielsen scholarship


  • Grants which have researchers or research units at Health as the primary recipient:
    • Department of Clinical Medicine: min. DKK 1,000,000
    • Department of Biomedicine: min. DKK 1,000,000
    • Department of Public Health: min. DKK 400,000
    • Department of Dentistry and Oral Health: min. DKK 200,000
    • Department of Forensic Medicine: min. DKK 1,000,000
    • Centre for Health Sciences Education (CESU): min. DKK 100,000

Health Communication does not cover


  • External professorships
  • PhD defences
  • Anniversaries
  • Resignations
  • Birthdays
  • Obituaries (below faculty management level)
  • Honorary associate professor and Danish honorary professor
  • Head of section and group leader
  • Orders
  • External honours and honorary awards at other educational institutions (unless it is an honorary doctorate).
  • Prizes for poster presentations
  • Prizes and scholarships for students below PhD level, including research year students.

What should you do?

Contact Health Communication if you or one of your colleagues is receiving an award, prize, grant or honour that you want media coverage for.

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