A continuation of an “old” collaboration between the Department of Urology, University of Michigan and the Department of Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital & University of Copenhagen

#CopMich2019

The Copenhagen Michigan Urological Collaboration - CopMich


CopMich is the continuation of the collaboration initially established by Professor Jens Sønksen and Professor Dana Ohl more than 25 years ago. Today CopMich is the foundation for the collaboration between the Departments of Urology at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and University of Michigan, USA.



The aims of CopMich are to:


- Strengthen and expand the longstanding collaboration between the two urological departments


- Facilitate exchange of medical students, nurses and doctors between the two urological departments


- Perform collaborative urological research studies providing large patient volumes and big data


- Host scientific symposia with a broad urological appeal



CopMich Urology Core Unit and founding members


The concept of CopMich was created by initiative of Christian Fuglesang S. Jensen after ending his research fellowship at the Department of Urology, University of Michigan in 2014. The structure of the collaboration and its visions were further discussed at a meeting in Copenhagen in February 2015 attended by Jens Sønksen, Dana A. Ohl, Christian Fuglesang S. Jensen and Mikkel Fode who were the original CopMich Urology Core Unit. CopMich Urology became official by the completion of the 1st CopMich Urology Symposium in Copenhagen in November 2015.


CopMich Urology Core Unit:


The CopMich Urology Core Unit serves as the managing unit of CopMich laying out the strategy of the collaboration. In addition it is the responsibility of the Core Unit to plan and carry out the CopMich Symposia together with local organizers. The CopMich Urology Core Unit consist of:





Professor of Urology,

Dana A. Ohl, MD

Department of Urology

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, USA






Professor of Urology,

Jens Sønksen, MD, PhD, DMSci

Department of Urology

Herlev and Gentofte Hospital

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark







Christian Fuglesang S. Jensen, MD

Department of Urology

Herlev and Gentofte Hospital

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark







Mikkel Fode, MD, PhD

Department of Urology

Herlev and Gentofte Hospital

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark







Valassis Professor of Urologic Oncology,

Ganesh Palapattu, MD

Department of Urology

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, USA







Associate Professor of Urology

Anne Cameron, MD

Department of Urology

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, USA




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