SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Winner

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

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

The SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk aims to strengthen students’ skills to communicate their research to a broad audience.

Following a short training in speed-talking, each of the 15 SSPH+ PhD students who participated produced a 3-minute video on their research topic. A jury consisting of journalists and PR professionals selected eight finalists who presented their speed-talks to an audience, and a winner was choosen. 

Serra’s PhD is embedded in an international research project funded by the R4D program ( to improve cervical cancer screening in women living with HIV, PI Julia Bohlius.

Watch Serra’s video here: