Stig Arild Slørdahl
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Stig Arild Slørdahl (born 6 March 1959 in Kristiansund) is since October 2005 Dean at the Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. He is professor of Medicine (cardiovascular physiology) and specialist in internal medicine (1998) and cardiology (2000). He is an attending physician at St Olavs Hospital.
Slørdahl graduated from medical school in 1985 and obtained a doctoral degree (dr.med.) in medicine in 1992. He became an associate professor at NTNU in 1995 and a professor of medicine in 2002. He was head of department at Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging 2002-2005.
Slørdahl’s research background is in cardiac ultrasound, stroke units and physical training of cardiac patients. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (from 2002) and a member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (from 2009).
Slørdahl was chair (still member) of The Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) 2010-2012 and member of European Medical Research Councils Core Group 2009-2012. From 2013 he is chair of the Scientific Review Group for the Biomedical Sciences in European Science Foundation and is a member of the board of Division for Science (from 2007) at The Research Council of Norway. He is also member of the board of SINTEF (the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia) from 2009, The Cancer Registry of Norway from 2010 and he is chair of The Joint Committee for Health Research in Norway (NSG) from 2010. As dean he is member of several boards in the collaboration between the university hospital/regional health authorities and the university. He is also a former member of several national and regional boards.
As professor he was responsible for the first revision of our complete medical school curriculum and established also the most popular course at the university “Introduction to Medicine for non-medical students”.
In 2001-2003 Slørdahl and five colleagues established and operated a clinic for research based training for patients and healthy persons. Since 2009 he has had a weekly blog on forskning.no.