Christine Stabell Benn
Vitamin A, vaccines, and their complex interactions, child mortality, global health.
Kaospilot Creative Leadership course, Kaospilot, Aarhus, Denmark
|2011||Doctor of Medical Science, University of Copenhagen
|2006||One month at Pediatric Immunology Department, Stanford University, US|
|2003||PhD, University of Copenhagen|
|1996||MD, University of Copenhagen|
Honours and awards
|2018||Selected to give a TEDxAarhus talk
|2017||Chair, Danish Institute for Avanced Studies
|2015||Annual Prize for Best Publications”, Department of Clinical Research, USD|
|2014||Nominated for “Best Danish research result of the year”|
|2011||Selected by the Danish National Research Foundation for a “Center of Excellence”|
|2010||Received an ERC Starting Grant|
|2009+2011||2nd prize: “Best Danish research result of the year”|
|2009||Received a Female Research Leader Grant (Danish Council for Independent Research)|
|2005||Awarded Young Research Leader Grant (Strategic Research Council) as one among the 19 most talented young Danish Researchers|
|2004||Nominated for EURYI award as one among the 9 most talented Danish Researchers|
Benn CS, Fisker AB, Napirna BM, Roth A, Diness BR, Lausch KR, Ravn H, Yazdanbakhsh M, Rodrigues A, Whittle H, Aaby P. Vitamin A supplementation and BCG vaccination at birth in low birthweight neonates: two by two factorial randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2010; 340:c1101. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1101.
Aaby P, Roth A, Ravn H, Napirna BM, Rodrigues A, Lisse IM, Stensballe L, Diness BR, Lausch KR, Lund N, Biering-Sørensen S, Whittle H, Benn CS. Randomized trial of BCG vaccination at birth to low-birth-weight children: Beneficial non-specific effects in the neonatal period? J Inf Dis 2011;204(2):245-52.Aaby P and Benn CS. Saving lives by training innate immunity with BCG vaccine. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2012 Oct 23;109(43):17317-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1215761109
Benn CS, Netea MG, Selin LK, Aaby P. A small jab – a big effect: nonspecific immunomodulation by vaccines. Trends Immunol 2013 May 13. doi:pii: S1471-4906(13)00058-6.10.1016/j.it.2013.04.004.
Benn CS, Fisker AB, Whittle HC, Aaby P. Revaccination with Live Attenuated Vaccines Confer Additional Beneficial Nonspecific Effects on Overall Survival: A Review. EBioMedicine 2016 Aug;10:312-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.07.016.
Biering-Sørensen S, Aaby P, Lund N, Monteiro I, Jensen K, Eriksen HB, Schaltz-Buchholzer F, Jørgensen ASP, Rodrigues A, Fisker AB, Benn CS. Early BCG and neonatal mortality among low-birth-weight infants: A randomised controlled trial. Clin Inf Dis 2017: 65: 1183-1190
Benn CS, Fisker AB, Rieckmann A, Jensen AKG, Aaby P. How to evaluate potential non-specific effects of vaccines: the quest for randomized trials or time for triangulation? Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018 May 10:1-10. doi: 10.1080/14760584.2018.1471987.