Prof. Dr Hans Gerd Nothwang has been Professor of Neurogenetics at the University of Oldenburg since 2007. He previously studied and obtained his doctorate in biology at the University of Stuttgart. He conducted research at the Institut Jacques Monod of the University of Paris VII, at the University of Tokushima (Japan), the University Hospital Freiburg and at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. In 2005 he habilitated in animal physiology and neurobiology at the University of Kaiserslautern. At the University of Oldenburg, he set up the Neurogenetics working group with research focuses on the molecular genetic basis of hearing and deafness. He chaired the Biology Study Board for many years and was the founding director of the Department of Neuroscience for three years.
Hans Gerd Nothwang has been Dean of the School VI Medicine and Health Sciences since February 2018. He had previously held this office on an interim basis since April 2017. In 2023, Hans Gerd Nothwang was re-elected early for a second, now eight-year term as dean.
Prof. Dr Andrea Hildebrandt has been Professor of Psychological Methodology and Statistics at the University of Oldenburg since 2018. Previously, she was an assistant professor for Psychological Diagnostics and Personality Psychology at the University of Greifswald, after studying psychology at the Humboldt University in Berlin and obtaining her doctorate in 2010. As a postdoctoral researcher, she researched and taught at the University of Duisburg-Essen and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Andrea Hildebrandt was Director of the Department of Psychology at the University of Oldenburg from 2021 to 2023, is the deputy delegate in the Faculty Association of Psychology and a member of the Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics.
Andrea Hildebrandt has been Vice Dean for Research and Groningen of the School VI Medicine and Health Sciences since April 2023.
Prof. Dr. Tania Zieschang has been Professor of Geriatrics at the University of Oldenburg since 2019, as well as Director of the University Clinic for Geriatrics at Oldenburg Hospital and Chief Physician of the Clinic for Geriatrics at the Oldenburg Rehabilitation Centre. She studied mathematics at the Lomonosov University in Moscow, USSR, and mathematics and medicine at the Ruhr University in Bochum, where she completed her doctorate. This was followed by further training as an internist, geriatrician and palliative physician at the Agaplesion Bethanien Hospital in Heidelberg and at the University Hospital in Heidelberg. She also habilitated at the University of Heidelberg. Her research focuses on fall risk factors and training interventions in older people with and without dementia, people with dementia in acute hospitals and delirium prevention. Since 2016, she has chaired the Dementia Working Group of the German Geriatrics Society (DGG), is a DGG mandate holder for the S3 guideline on dementia and an expert in the National Dementia Strategy.
Tania Zieschang has been Vice Dean for the Promotion of Early Career Researchers at the School VI Medicine and Health Sciences since April 2023.
Prof. Dr. Dr. René Hurlemann has been Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Oldenburg since 2019, Medical Director of the Karl Jaspers Clinic (KJK) and Director of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the KJK. He studied medicine in Bonn and London and earned his doctorates in Bonn and Maastricht. His appointment to the Bonn Chair of Medical Psychology was followed by affiliations as a visiting scientist at Caltech and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. He currently leads an interdisciplinary research team in Oldenburg with a focus on social neuroscience, digital phenotyping, brain stimulation and phenomenological psychiatry. René Hurlemann is, among other things, a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), co-editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Research and a member of the advisory board of Der Nervenarzt.
René Hurlemann has been Vice Dean for Strategic Development at the School VI Medicine and Health Sciences since April 2023.
Prof. Dr Karsten Witt has been Professor of Neurology at the University of Oldenburg and Director of the University Clinic for Neurology at the Evangelical Hospital Oldenburg since 2017. He studied human medicine at the Free University in Berlin, where he completed his doctorate on a neurological topic. His further training as a specialist in neurology took place at the University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel Campus. In 2006 he habilitated in neurology at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. His research fields include cognitive neurology, as well as movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor) and especially the use of brain stimulation techniques for the treatment of neurological diseases. His research group conducts studies on stroke, epilepsy and pain research. Karsten Witt is active in various professional societies, including the German Parkinson Society. He is also the spokesperson for the clinical section of the Neurosensory Research Centre.
In April 2021, he took over the office of Dean of Studies of the School VI Medicine and Health Sciences. In 2023, Karsten Witt was re-elected as Dean of Studies for another term.