The University Hospital Essen (UK Essen) is the largest university hospital for first-rate medical services in the Ruhr region of Germany, Europe's most populous region. Their 8,500 employees provide personalised care at the highest level for 70,000 inpatients and 300,000 outpatients. In 2020, the UK Essen was ranked 19th among 2000 German hospitals in the FOCUS ranking "Top Kliniken in 2020". Together with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University Hospital Essen forms the central academic medical centre of the Ruhr region. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen is a young faculty dedicated to national and international excellence. It is located on the campus of the UK Essen and is home to 1800 scientists and 1925 medical students. The Faculty of Medicine was among the top 100 „Best Global Universities for Clinical Medicine in Germany“ ranking in 2018 according to the U.S. News and World Reports. The 26 institutes and 24 clinics are directed by 98 professors. The Faculty of Medicine links a broad subject range with academic excellence. Their research is concentrated on the five focus areas cardiovascular medicine, oncology, transplantation medicine, immunology/infectiology and neuro- & behavioural sciences.
Role within IMMEDIATE
Within IMMEDIATE, UK Essen is responsible for the KTX360° cohort of kidney transplanted children and adults. All blood samples and clinical data are provided for the consortium to perform biomarker analysis and model creation via KI. Thus, UK Essen will be involved in identification of shared and non-shared inflammation signatures in the transition from health to disease in kidney transplanted patients whose health was reset by transplantation after a long period of dialysis.