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Academic appointments 2013 – UiT The Arctic University of Norway 2005–2013 Professor and Head, Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, U. of Toronto, Canada 2004–2005 Professor, Oral Prosthodontics, Dental faculty, U. of Oslo, Norway 2002–2004 Professor, Cariology, Dental faculty, U. of Oslo, Norway 2001 - 2006 Scientific Affairs Manager, Part time. FDI World Dental Federation, France 1998 – 2002 Associate professor, Cariology, Dental faculty, U. of Oslo, Norway 1996 –1998 Faculty research scholar, Dental faculty, U. of Oslo. 1992 – 1996 Department of prosthodontics and stomatognathic physiology, Dental faculty, U. of Oslo. 1984–1992 Department of Anatomy, Dental faculty, U. of Oslo.
Educational background 1992 –1994 Prosthodontics and Oral Function graduate Program, University of Oslo. Specialist 1994 1986- 1992 PhD. Studies. University of Oslo. Dr. Odont 1992 1989 Toxicology undergraduate program. [BIO241]. University of Oslo. 1984 –1985 Information technology undergraduate program. [IN102-IN105]. U.of Oslo. 1983 –1984 General Biology graduate program. Faculty of Dentistry, U. Oslo. 1974 - 1979 Dental undergraduate program. U. of Oslo. DDS 1979
Kenneth Ruud is a professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (Norway). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Oslo in 1998 (supervisor Trygve Helgaker) and spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow in San Diego with Peter Taylor before moving to Tromsø in 2001. His main research interests are development of new ab initio methods for the study of molecular properties for non-relativistic and relativistic methods. Additional interests include solvent effects (continuum and QM/MM methods) and vibronic and relativistic effects. He is an author of several quantum chemistry program: Dalton, Dirac, ReSpect, and OpenRSP.
I am currently working at the Institute of Clinical Medicine (IKM) at UiT the Arctic University of Norway. I teach Rheumatology to sixth-year medical students and do research on vasculitis. My research focuses on the side effects of rituximab, a B cell depleting agent that has revolutionised the treatment of small-vessels vasculitis. Late onset neutropenia, hypogammaglobulinemia and infections are infrequent side effects of rituximab, but are serious complications. The goal of my research is to identify whom are at risk while receiving rituximab.
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