Norwegian Centre of Rural Medicine
Norwegian Centre of Rural Medicine (NCRM) is situated in Northern Norway, at the Department of Community Medicine, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.
The first rural medicine conference in Norway took place in Tromsø March 2002. Since 2007 the centre has received annual governmental support.
NCRM aims to promote research, professional development projects, education and networks. The vision is to bridge praxis, academia and responsible authorities, to contribute to quality improvement, recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas.
The management team of NCRM: Director Helen Brandstorp and Reserach Manager Birgit Abelsen. In addition to the NCRM Board, NCRM holds a Research Advisory Group which is responsible for funding to research and professional development projects (see below for link to members of these groups)
The main funding is provided by The Norwegian Directorate of Health and from Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Nord RHF)
Senior Researcher Margrete Gaski (PhD), Advisor Frank Remman, Director Helen Brandstorp (MD PhD), Research Manager Birgit Abelsen (PhD), Martin B. Harbitz (MD PhD-student) and Professor emeritus Ivar J. Aaraas. Staff contact data