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  • PhD student in Health Sciences (100%) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Lucerne

    PhD student in Health Sciences (100%) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Lucerne

    See job description.

  • Programmkoordinator/in "Gesund Altern" (80%)

    Programmkoordinator/in "Gesund Altern" (80%)

    Siehe Stellenausschreibung.

  • Coordinator Swiss Learning Health System (60-80%)

    Coordinator Swiss Learning Health System (60-80%)

    See job description.

  • The new director of ISPM Bern has been appointed: Professor Oscar Franco

    The new director of ISPM Bern has been appointed: Professor Oscar Franco

    Professor Oscar Franco, currently Professor of Preventive Medicine at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, has been appointed as the new director of ISPM. Professor Oscar Franco will start on June 1, 2018. See his brief bio here.

    The SSPH+ community looks forward to working with Oscar Franco.

  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 80% / BAG in Köniz-Liebefeld

    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 80% / BAG in Köniz-Liebefeld

    Siehe Stelleninserat auf Deutsch oder Französisch

  • Postdoctoral position in health economics (60-80%), University of Lausanne

    Postdoctoral position in health economics (60-80%), University of Lausanne

    Job description

  • PhD position (80 – 100 %) at ZHAW

    PhD position (80 – 100 %) at ZHAW

    Job description

  • Course Coordinator/Didactical Specialist (70-100%) at Swiss TPH

    Course Coordinator/Didactical Specialist (70-100%) at Swiss TPH

    Job description

  • Researcher/Coordinator 50-70% at Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM)

    Researcher/Coordinator 50-70% at Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM)

    Job description

  • Medizinische/n DokumentarIn (70-100%) an der Universität Bern

    Medizinische/n DokumentarIn (70-100%) an der Universität Bern

    Job description

  • PhD Position in Public Health Genetics at Nursing Science, University of Basel

    PhD Position in Public Health Genetics at Nursing Science, University of Basel

    Job description

  • SSPH+ Best Published PhD Article Award 2017

    SSPH+ Best Published PhD Article Award 2017

    At the Swiss Public Health Conference 2017 in Basel SSPH+ announced the winner of the SSPH+ Award for the Best Published PhD Article. Harris Héritier, PhD student at the Swiss TPH won the award with his article "Trans­por­tation noise exposure and cardio­vascular mortality: a nationwide cohort study from Switz­erland" published in the European Journal of Epidemiology 2017 Apr;32(4):307-315.

    Download article

  • SSPH+ PhD Abstract Award 2017

    SSPH+ PhD Abstract Award 2017

    At the Swiss Public Health Conference 2017 in Basel SSPH+ nominated three winners of SSPH+ PhD Abstract Award.

    See the winners.

  • Swiss Public Health Conference: Save the date for 2018 (Neuchatel, 7-8 November)

    Swiss Public Health Conference: Save the date for 2018 (Neuchatel, 7-8 November)

    A successful conference on personalized health is over. We already look forward on the next conference on "Better Health Faster: Social Science Boosting Public Health" in Neuchâtel, 7-8 November 2018. Find more information on the conference website and have a look at the winners of the SSPH+ Awards for the best PhD abstract as well as the best published PhD article.

    Conference website

    Winners of SSPH+ Awards 2017:

  • 1st International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology

    1st International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology

    The 1st International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology "Traditional and Emerging Core Competencies of Epidemiologists" takes place in Zurich, 26-27 June 2018.

    Website

  • Conference Biobanking 2018

    Conference Biobanking 2018

    The event will be held at the Swiss Convention Center - EPFL, Lausanne, on Thursday February 1st 2018, from 9am to 5pm.

    Conference website

  • Neuerscheinung | Public Health Kompakt

    Neuerscheinung | Public Health Kompakt

    Die 3., vollständig aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage des praxisorientierten
    Lehrbuchs Public Health (Hrsg. von Matthias Egger, Oliver Razum und Anita Rieder) bietet Studierenden einen leicht verständlichen Einstieg
    in die verschiedenen Aspekte des Fachs Public Health.

  • Kateryna Chepynoga wins 1st SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk in Lugano, 9 June 2017

    Kateryna Chepynoga wins 1st SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk in Lugano, 9 June 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Kateryna Chepynoga, PhD student at HEC Lausanne and supervised by SSPH+ Fellow Jürgen Maurer (HEC Lausanne) and Gabriela Flores (WHO), has won the 1st SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award in Lugano on 9 June 2017. Kateryna convinced the SSPH+ faculty with her 3-minute flash talk on "Drivers of not affordable medication for chronic diseases in low- and lower-middle-income countries". Patients of low- and lower-middle-income countries are often not financially protected from health expenditures and purchase medicines out-of-pocket. By decomposing prices of drugs into components (cost of the procurement and mark-ups) Kateryna identifies what makes medicine prices to be not affordable. In particular, she detects price components, which most frequently push patients with chronic diseases into poverty, and estimates to what extent the price regulation policy, applied to these components, may improve the affordability of medicines. The award has been sponsored by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • Grippenet.ch: A participatory system to track the flu

    Grippenet.ch: A participatory system to track the flu

    The flu, also called influenza, is a major public health issue, resulting in increased medical care consumption, absenteeism and mortality, to name a few. In 2016, a team of researchers led by UNIGE and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich launched Grippenet.ch, a project aimed at providing participatory monitoring of Influenza epidemics in Switzerland. Contrarily to Sentinella, the epidemiological surveillance system active in the country since 1986, the data is not obtained through the filter of health practitioners, but directly from the population. Early results show that this novel system could prove faster, more flexible, and a useful supplemental tool for early detection and monitoring of infectious outbreaks. In addition, it could allow scientists to better understand the transmission of the virus.

    The principle is very simple. After an anonymous and free of cost registration on grippenet.ch, participants receive a short survey on a weekly basis, enquiring about whether they suffered from potentially flu-related symptoms. In addition, the Grippenet.ch team just launched a state-of-the-art smartphone app making use of highly sophisticated artificial intelligence technologies to better predict and understand future disease outbreaks.

    Your help means a lot. Help us monitor influenza epidemics in Switzerland! You can sign up on www.grippenet.ch or download the grippenet app on the android play store (available in English and German, a french version is being developed)


  • Milo Puhan wins Ig Nobel Prize

    Milo Puhan wins Ig Nobel Prize

    We are happy to announce that our SSPH+ Fellow and Vice-president Milo Puhan, director of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich, has won the Ig Nobel Prize for demonstrating that regular playing of a didgeridoo is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring. Congratulations!

    The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every year, in a gala ceremony in Boston the IG Nobel Prizes are awarded.

    See study here
    Website Ig Nobel Prize