GlobalP3HS – Launch of Call 1
Young scientists interested in performing cutting-edge research in public health sciences and keen to become the next generation of public health leaders in both the academic and non-academic sector, are invited to apply to our new SSPH+ Global PhD Fellowship Program in Public Health Sciences (GlobalP3HS), co-funded by MSCA-COFUND.
Call 1 is open from now on until 12 October 2018.
See Call 1 (PDF)
For more information visit our GlobalP3HS website
NICER Director 80-100%
In the light of the new national cancer registration, NICER seeks a director (80-100%). See job description here.
The European Sleep Foundation (ESF) is opening a competition to recruit a Scientific Manager f/m
See job description here
zhaw - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (80%)
Professor Position in Prevention and Public Health at the University of Fribourg
See job description here.
Epidemiologist/Biostatistician Universitätsspital Zürich
see job description here
Giulia Pestoni wins the second 2018 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk event at the SSPH+ Faculty Meeting in Lausanne on 14 June 2018
We are pleased to announce that Giulia Pestoni, PhD student at the University of Zurich and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Sabine Rohrmann, has won the second of three events of the 2018 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the SSPH+ Faculty Meeting in Lausanne on 14 June 2018. Read more...
Watch her flash talk
Launch of SSPH+ Internship Program
SSPH+ is pleased to announce the launch of the SSPH+ Internship Program (IP). IP offers our PhD students opportunities of short or longer-term internships in non-academic organizations to boost their career tracks.
Visit the IP website!
GlobalP3HS: Grant Agreement with EU signed and Program Manager aboard
We are pleased to announce that the Grant Agreement for our EU-COFUND project GlobalP3HS has been signed and that we could appoint Marion Schulze as Program Manager for GlobalP3HS. Marion - a sociologist with a PhD from the University of Basel - will join SSPH+ in June 2018. For the last seven years, she taught and researched as a senior lecturer (Obersassistentin/maître-assistante) at the Center for the Understanding of Social Processes (MAPS) at the University of Neuchâtel.
For more information visit the GlobalP3HS website.
SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release
Die Wissenschaft fordert evidenzbasierte Gesetze und lehnt den Gesetzesvorentwurf über Tabakprodukte und elektronische Zigaretten ab. Siehe Medienmitteilung hier.
La science exige des lois fondées sur des preuves (evidence-based policy) et, par conséquent, le rejet de l’avant-projet de loi fédérale sur les produits du tabac. Voir le communiqué de presse ici.
La scienza richiede una politica basata sull'evidenza e, quindi, il rifiuto del progetto di legge federale sul tabacco. Vedi il comunicato stampa qui.
PhD Postdoctoral position in Statistical Genetics 100%
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Swiss TPH: Biostatistican 80-100%
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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.
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.
Winners of SSPH+ Awards 2017:
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
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.
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.