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Medical University of Lodz

Medical University of Lodz (MUL) – Poland
Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lodzi maleThe Medical University of Lodz (www.umed.lodz.pl) is a higher state school, self-depended in matters of science, teaching and management. It has 5300 students and more than 1100 academic teachers and researchers in 8 faculties. It is one of Poland's leading research universities, with grant and contract support by the State Committee for Scientific Research. The university has established bilateral agreements with many educational and scientific institutions, in particular France, Germany, Spain, United States, Belgium and the Netherlands. It edits its own annual journal "Annales Acadeamiae Medicae Lodziensis".
The Department of Family and Community Medicine develops activities in research vocational training, postgraduate teaching, teaching the teachers. Research interests are respiratory tract diseases (infections, COPD), postgraduate teaching, public health, prevention and health promotion. The Department coordinated projects exploring respiratory tract infections, perception of authorities, physicians and patients of antibiotic use and resistance, prevention and treatment of influenza. At the moment the Department is a Partner in EU Network of Excellence GRACE coordinating one of the Primary Care Networks which recruited so far 600 patients in Lodz; and is a Partner in project CHAMP within the EU FP6 Programme. The Department coordinates the Network about 50 GPs participating in research and vocational training in
family medicine. It also is a partner in EU thematic network PHOENIX NT. The head of the Department is the president elect of the College of Family Physicians in Poland and participates in EU project PHEPA. He is also an auditor of the EU Project ESAC.

Main tasks
MUL will contribute in WP2 - randomized clinical trial (to compare fosfomycin vs. nitrofurantoin for the treatment of lower urinary tract infection in women at high risk of antibiotic-resistant pathogens).

Previous experience
Three GPs networks coordinated by MUL included 1200 patients with lower respiratory tract infections into GRACE study (6 Framewok Programme). MUL also take part in the clinical trial of SATURN project.

Key personnel
Maciek Godycki-Cwirko (MD, PhD) family physician, is head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is President Elect of the College of Family Physicians in Poland. His research has focused on public health, particularly disease prevention and health promotion, health care systems and recently prudent use of medicines. He is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, chapters in 18 textbooks,
about 40 presentations at international scientific meetings. He has given 7 invited lectures and has participated in numerous international projects, networks and committees.
Anna Kowalczyk (MPH) specialist in public health, research manager.

Recent publications
Download this file (Publications-Godycki-Cwirko.pdf)Publications-Godycki-Cwirko.pdf[M. Godycki-Cwirko - Publications 2010-2012]208 kB