ISPM Bern’s Sexual and Reproductive Health group collaborates on newly awarded grant to improve the sexual health of migrants and refugees

The Europe and Global Challenges funding initiative has granted funding for the project “Identifying and implementing appropriate and effective public policy responses for improving the sexual health of migrants and refugees”. Continue reading

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New e-learning module Public Health Research Ethics

Standard ethical and legal frameworks do not seem to be well adapted to the requirements of public health researchers. A new, free, open-access, online module aims to provide basic training on the ethics of public health research involving humans, to help ensure that research meets the highest ethical standards and promotes the health and welfare of participants and local populations. Continue reading

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ISPM’s Evidence Synthesis Methods group receives Campbell methods grant

CINeMA (Confidence In Network Meta-Analysis) is a web application that aims to simplify the evaluation of confidence in the findings from network meta-analyses. The Campbell Collaboration awarded a grant to CINeMA as part of its programme supporting innovative methods development. Continue reading

Researcher Kathrin Zürcher
Researcher Kathrin Zürcher

Tuberculosis mortality and living conditions in Bern, Switzerland, 1856-1950

ISPM research assistant Kathrin Zürcher received a special CHF 1,000 prize in March 2017 from the Swiss Foundation for Tuberculosis Research (swissTB) for her historical article looking at correlations between the tuberculosis mortality rate and living conditions in the Swiss capital between 1856 and 1950. Continue reading

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Crowdfunding to support trial of chronic medicine dispensing machines in South Africa

1000 hackers gathered in nine regions on five continents around the world on March 10-12, 2017, to brainstorm solutions for three of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The winning proposal at the Geneva site was a pilot project to provide medicine dispensing machines in South Africa, presented by ISPM’s “24/7 access to treatment team”. Continue reading

Myrofora Goutaki

Manes-Kartagener prize won by ISPM’S Myrofora Goutaki

Myrofora Goutaki of ISPM’s Pediatric Respiratory Epidemiology Group was honoured for her outstanding research in the field of primary ciliary dyskinesia at the 39th annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Pneumologie (the German-language Association for Paediatric Pulmonology). Read more

Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster wins two golds: Age is just a number

97-year-old Charles Eugster of Zurich practices what he preaches. ISPM’s 2017 Christmas seminar keynote speaker won two gold medals in March at the World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor in Daegu, South Korea. “Aging could be so different”, Eugster told the audience assembled on December 8, 2016, in Bern. Read more

New study MIWOCA kicks off April 1

Although Switzerland has one of the best healthcare systems in Europe, access to healthcare is limited for certain groups within the population, among them migrant women. ISPM’s new study “Migrant women’s experience with Swiss healthcare services” (MIWOCA) is starting on April 1. Read more

Health literacy prize for NRP 69 project ‘Salt consumption’

ISPM and the Bern University of Applied Sciences received the 2016 health literacy prize from Allianz Gesundheitskompetenz at the national health promotion conference in Neuchâtel in January 2017. Accepting the CHF 13,000 main prize were Corinna Krause of ISPM (pictured right) and Sandra Jent from BFH (pictured left). Read more