Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Academic Affairs

Vice Dean for Research and Academic Affairs

Prof. Dr. Dr. Karsten-H. Weylandt
Professor of Gastroenterology

Office Manager:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Patricia Ruiz Noppinger
Phone: +49 3381 4112-64

Research Assistant:

Dr. rer. nat. Kathrin Reißig
Phone: +49 3381 4112-68


Dipl. Betriebswirtin (VWA) Eileen Ulbrich



Phone: +49 3381 4112-60
Fax: +49 3381 4112-69

Mailing address:
Forschungsdekanat der Medizinischen Hochschule Brandenburg
Hochstraße 29
14770 Brandenburg an der Havel


Organization chart – Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Academic Affairs

The Research Committee provides support and advice.

Members of the Research Committee

Prof. Dr. med. habil. R. Mantke (Chair)
Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg GmbH

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Maximilian Albes
Immanuel Klinikum Bernau Herzzentrum Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. med. J. Behr
Ruppiner Kliniken GmbH

Prof. Dr. med. F. Hufert
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Senftenberg

Anna Jansen
medical student

PD Dr. med. C. Kiessling
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (assessment and examination organization)
Prof. Dr. med. O. Ritter
Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg GmbH
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Dipl.-Wirt. med. C. Stoll
Ruppiner Kliniken GmbH


Dr. Birgit Didczuneit-Sandhop
Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg GmbH

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Edmund A. M. Neugebauer
Dean. Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Prof. Dr. med. M. Oeff
Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg GmbH

Research as integral part of curricula

Studies at the MHB are science based and therefore research oriented. Numerous university teachers pursue scientific activities either in basic research, clinical research or health services research. They acquaint their students with scientific fundamentals and methodology. In the context of 8-week compulsory elective internships students address a scientific project of their own choice under supervision and present results at an MHB congress. They have the option to further pursue and expand their projects in doctoral studies. Courses in scientific work and methodology form part of the curricula and support students in their research avticities on a long-term basis.

Key research focus

After careful analysis of research activities and strengths at the three university clinic locations, cooperating hospitals and practices and upon recommendation of the Science Council, the Brandenburg Medical School has focused its research efforts on health and illness of ageing with an emphasis on health services research. Health services research at the MHB primarily addresses the specific requirements in Brandenburg which result, among other things, from a shrinking population and increased percentage of the elderly with a corresponding growth of age-related illness and care dependency. The Brandenburg Medical School aims to sharpen its profile with translational projects to integrate basic research, clinical research and health services research.