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The new Climate Change & Health research group at ISPM has just started

04.10.2019 – Our new research group on Climate Change and Health, led by Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, has just been launched. The group will investigate the impacts of climate change on health, with particular focus on the evaluation of adaptation strategies, mitigation policies and air pollution co-benefits. Continue reading

SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Winner

SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Winner

10.09.2019 – Serra Lem Asangbeh, PhD student at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), has won the second of two events of the 2019 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the Swiss Public Health Conference in Winterthur on 28 August 2019. Continue reading

Georgia Salanti was elected president of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.

Georgia Salanti was elected president of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology

22.08.2019 – The Society for Research Synthesis Methodology is a cross disciplinary society that supports and promotes the development and use of innovative and robust methods of research synthesis. Continue reading

SNSF Ambizione Grant on upper airways disease in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

SNSF Ambizione Grant on upper airways disease in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesiathis

22.08.2019 – Myrofora Goutaki  has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione grant to characterise and provide first evidence for the management of upper airways disease in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia in a large multi-national project. Continue reading

Zika Open Access Project

Read this before it’s out of date: Zika Open Access Project in @NatureIndex

02.08.2019 – Living systematic reviews can keep up to date with research on Zika virus, a fast-moving field. Journalist Jon Brock features the PhD project of ISPM PhD student Michel Counotte «Zika virus: causality, open science and risks of emerging infectious diseases». Continue reading

Diana Buitrago and Ranjana Gigi

Two new PhD students in Sexual and Reproductive Health

31.07.2019 – Diana Buitrago won a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship and a SSPH+ GlobalP3HS Fellowship to study «The science of prevalence». Ranjana Gigi won a Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences MD-PhD award to study «Genital tract infections, the vaginal microbiome and preterm birth in South Africa». Continue reading

National Strategy against Cancer – «every number is being used»

23.07.2019
The Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR) – a success story since its foundation in 1976. A challenge with the cancer registration law coming into force in 2020. Continue reading

Professor Oscar H Franco appointed as Adjunct Professor at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health

10.07.2019
Professor Oscar H Franco, Director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) in Bern, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Continue reading

Young Adult Survey Switzerland2019 – Band 2 front screenshot

Suicide ideation continues to be high in Swiss young adults

08.07.2019
Suicide ideation is a well-known risk factor contributing to early mortality in young adults. The long-term project, «Young Adult Survey Switzerland» (YASS) 2014/15 has shown that the proportion of Swiss young men with suicidal thoughts has since 2010/11 remained fairly stable, and high, at about 12%. Continue reading

Agreement on joint academic and scientific activities focused on cardiovascular disease prevention

26.06.2019
The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) and the University of Bern signed an agreement with the Federal State Budgetary Organization National Cardiology Research Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. The objective of this agreement is to develop joint academic and scientific activities mainly focused on cardiovascular disease prevention. Continue reading

Global disparities in cervical cancer rates among women with HIV

24.06.2019
A study by an international group of researchers led by a team at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, found that the incidence rates of cervical cancer are particularly high among women living with HIV in South Africa or Latin America. Continue reading

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner joins ISPM as Honorary Professor

13.06.2019
Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner has an outstanding career in public health. Since 1992 he has been Professor of Public Health at the University of Bern and is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston). He serves as Deputy Chair of the University Council of the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). Continue reading

Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases for Albanian-speaking migrants living in Switzerland

12.06.2019
In the framework of a new pilot project between the Research Group on Migration and Health and Diaspora TV Switzerland, we produced a video on the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases for Albanian-speaking migrants living in Switzerland, with the collaboration of Dr. Taulant Muka, Leader of the Research Group on Cardiometabolic Health. Continue reading

ISPM PhD student Carmen de Jong wins prize for best oral presentation

12.06.2019
Carmen de Jong won the prize for best oral presentation of the SwissPedNet Translational & Clinical Research session with her talk «Diagnosing asthma accurately in school-aged children suspected to have asthma» at the Swiss Conference for Pediatrics (SGP). Continue reading

Two members of the ISPM staff nominated Fellows of SSPH+

20.05.2019
Two members of the ISPM staff have been nominated Fellows of SSPH+: Taulant Muka, Leader of the Research Group on Cardiometabolic Health, and Luciano Ruggia, Leader of the Research Group on Migration and Health. Continue reading

Inauguration of the Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM)

17.05.2019
Precision medicine “tailored” to individual patients is regarded as the medicine of the future.  The new Bern Center for Precision Medicine will exploit synergies and strengthen the medicinal location in Bern. The Bern Center for Precision Medicine is an initiative founded by the Canton, the University, and the University Hospital of Bern. Continue reading

For a stronger new Swiss Law on tobacco products

15.05.2019
ISPM joins forces with other public health actors to advocate for a stronger Swiss Law on tobacco products. The new law should better protect the youth from tobacco consumption, should forbid advertisement for tobacco products and should aim at a decrease of tobacco consumption in the Swiss population. Continue reading

Teacher of the year 2018 in Master of Public Health

06.05.2019
Julia Bohlius has been awarded as «Teacher of the year 2018» in the three University MPH program for her course «Einführung in systematische Reviews und Meta-Analysen». Continue reading

SNSF Grant on quality of care in eosinophilic esophagitis

05.04.2019
Ekaterina Safroneeva has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation grant to develop process-of-care measures and identify long-term treatment targets for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Continue reading

Teacher of the year 2018

02.04.2019
Thomas Abel has been selected as «Teacher of 2018» in the three University MPH program for his course «Grundlagen der Gesundheitswissenschaft und Sozialepidemiologie». Continue reading

Report about Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) in Television

25.03.2019
MMSs new manifesto «Health for all in one generation» as well as the work of the network MMS attracted the attention of Ticino television and was presented in a multi-minute report by the broadcaster Il Quotidiano. ISPM is one of the 50 organizations members of the MMS network. Continue reading

ISPM2030 – Vision, Aim, Mission online

21.03.2019
The 2018 report «ISPM2030 – Vision, Aim, Mission» is now available online. Continue reading

Portrait article about Matthias Egger in journal «The Lancet. Infectious diseases.»

14.03.2019
A portrait article about Matthias Egger was published in the March issue of the journal «The Lancet. Infectious diseases.». In the same issue, the publication «Drug susceptibility testing and mortality in patients treated for tuberculosis in high-burden countries: a multicentre cohort study» was also published. Continue reading

Video podcast

27.02.2019
Faster and trustworthy guidelines for shared decision making: Experience from the BMJ Rapid Recommendations - Seminar by Dr. Thomas Agoritsas, 21.02.2019 Watch the pocast

CAS in Clinical Research in Health Care Organisations – application deadline

15.02.2019
One month left to sign up for the next course of advanced studies in clinical research – application deadline March 15, 2019. Continue Reading

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: high mortality rate due to inaccurate tests

08.02.2019
Inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients in developing countries often fail to reliablydetect resistance to drugs, leading to incorrect treatment and a higher mortality rate. These are the results of study by an international group of researchers led by a team at the University of Bern published today. Continue Reading

Trends in influenza vaccination uptake in Switzerland: Swiss Health Survey 2007 and 2012

28.01.2019
It’s influenza (flu) season again in Switzerland, and this week the virus reached the epidemic threshold. Flu takes more lives than any other infectious disease in Europe, but a simple and effective yearly vaccine can reduce the chance you will catch it. Unfortunately, fewer people overall, and especially fewer elderly people, are opting to be vaccinated for seasonal flu. Continue Reading

10th Swiss Epidemiology Winter School started

22.01.2019
The 10th Swiss Epidemiology Winter School takes place during this week in Wengen from January 21st to 26th 2019. Read more