Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin
Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin is an academic institution which has 3 faculties: Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Faculty of Health Sciences. It offers 13 fields of study. It conducts single master's degree programs, first, second and third degree programs, as well as postgraduate studies. Students from other countries have been studying medicine and dentistry in English since 1996. Since 2013, the university has been implementing the Asklepios Program aimed at students from Germany.The Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin conducts scientific research in various forms, both basic and implementation. These are the studies carried out on a continuous basis as part of a research and development subsidy, as well as projects financed from various sources both polish and international. The latter ones include e.g. Horizon Europe, Interreg program, South Baltic Program, Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Branderburg / Poland, Norwegian Funds or Swiss-Polish Cooperation Program. Over the course of 10 years, PUM ran over 160 projects awarded in a competition procedure by external institutions.
Role within IMMEDIATE
The PMU team will conduct a clinical trial using a next-generation probiotic. The goal is to test the effectiveness of pasteurized Akkermansia muciniphila MucT (PAM) in reducing somatic and psychological symptoms of stress. The randomized clinical trial will enroll 200 adult health care workers working in high-stress departments (trauma wards, surgery, internal medicine, labor and delivery, etc.) on a shift basis. The postbiotic intervention will be conducted for 3 months.