Our work is closely linked to medicine. We are committed to advancing processes in the healthcare sector and always develop our software solutions with a view to the requirements needed here. Therefore, we also know what this industry moves and achieves on a daily basis. To pay special tribute to this, we are opening an Advent door for the medical sector. A total of € 40,000.00 will go to Ulm University Hospital, which does great work for the region and beyond.
Of this donation, € 20,000.00 will go to the Clinic for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicinewhich provides the youngest patients in our region with comprehensive and high-quality care, including in specialized areas, . In order to achieve the best possible results in treatment, the latest diagnostic and therapeutic concepts are always applied. To this end, the more than 400 employees work around the clock.
But the topic of research is also of enormous importance in understanding the mechanisms of diseases and further improving their treatment. We are therefore pleased that our donation will benefit the leukemia and tumor research groups. Here, among other things, approaches are being sought to overcome therapy resistance in leukemias, neuroblastomas and brain tumors. The research results obtained so far have already contributed to the development of new drugs in cancer therapy and are being incorporated into an international study group on the treatment of childhood leukemia. We are pleased to be able to make a small contribution with our donation to the Children's Hospital's so important research in the fight against cancer. The medical director of the Children's Hospital, Prof. Dr. med. Klaus-Michael Debatin, the head of the leukemia research group, apl. Prof. Dr. med. Lüder H. Meyer, and the two doctoral students Amina Hadzalic and Hannah Strobel were present at the symbolic check presentation.
A further € 20,000.00 will go to the KlinikSchulVerein Ulm e.V. of the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy. The clinic does valuable work to understand, educate and treat children and adolescents with mental illnesses and their families in the best possible way. Since the pandemic began, however, clinical care has faced particular challenges. Not least because children and adolescents with mental illness and their families have been most burdened by lockdowns and school closures.
Children of school age who are in long-term inpatient or day-care treatment at the Ulm University Hospital usually attend the Hans Lebrecht School. The Hans Lebrecht School ensures that the young patients can continue to experience a normal school day despite their treatment and thus do not lose their connection to school. In 2002, the KlinikSchulVerein Ulm e.V. (Ulm Clinic School Association) was founded to support the students with learning materials as well as with basic necessities such as clothing, trips home and the like. The help provided here goes beyond compulsory care and is intended to be as uncomplicated as possible. Here, too, social inequalities have become even more apparent since the beginning of the pandemic. In a second area of activity of the association, local artists carry out art projects together with the patients, which provide the children with special experiences and many great memories. Here, too, we are convinced that we can give something back in this way. The medical director of the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, Prof. Dr. med. Jörg M. Fegert, and the director of the Hans Lebrecht School, Ms. Dorothee Blaumer-Hänle, welcomed us to the rooms of the clinic school for the symbolic check presentation on Tuesday.