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Helmholtz Munich represented twice at the new German Center for Child and Adolescent Health


The German Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ) will become a new partner of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) as of June 1, 2024. The nationally organized and interconnected research center will be funded with 30 million euros by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research during the two-year establishment phase. The DZKJ headquarters will be established at the University Medical Center Göttingen. Helmholtz Munich is the only organization represented at two DZKJ locations, in Munich and Leipzig.

Childhood and youth are central developmental phases in which the fundamental foundations for lifelong health are laid. In order to ensure the best possible disease detection and treatment during this time, as well as comprehensive care according to the latest research, another German Center for Health Research has been established.

The future German Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ) consolidates the expertise of university hospitals and universities at seven partner locations: Berlin, Göttingen, Greifswald/Rostock, Hamburg, Leipzig/Dresden, Munich, and Ulm. Experts from various research fields collaborate here across topics. In addition to university hospitals and universities, non-university research institutions such as Max Planck Institutes, Fraunhofer Institute, Helmholtz Centers, and Leibniz Centers are also involved. The two-year establishment phase is funded with a total of 30 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This is intended to be followed by long-term institutional funding.

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