Ulrike Haug takes over position as deputy director of BIPS

There is a change in the institute leadership at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens, head of the Department of Epidemiological Methods and Causal Research, hands over the position of deputy director to Prof. Dr. Ulrike Haug, head of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens has contributed significantly to the success and development of the Institute during his remarkable career and is now gradually saying goodbye to retirement.

Looking forward to her new task: Ulrike Haug.

Looking forward to her new task: Ulrike Haug.

"I am very much looking forward to continuing Wolfgang Ahrens' valuable work and helping to shape the future of BIPS," explains Ulrike Haug. Her research focuses on early cancer detection and prevention as well as pharmacoepidemiology.

Ulrike Haug studied pharmacy at the University of Würzburg and was then a member of the Epidemiology Research Training Group at the University of Heidelberg. In 2006, she received her doctorate summa cum laude in human sciences from the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg. She worked at the German Cancer Research Center (DFKZ) and was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota from 2008 to 2009. From 2010 to 2015, she was a research associate and working group leader at the National Center for Tumor Diseases and DKFZ in Heidelberg. She obtained her habilitation in epidemiology in March 2013 and has been a W3 professor of clinical epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bremen since 2015, heading the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at BIPS.

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