This year we have two winners of the SSPH+ "Best published PhD Article Award": Giulia Paternoster and Kathryn Dawson-Townsend
SSPH+ announces the two winners of the SSPH+ Award 2020 for the "Best published PhD Article":
- Giulia Paternoster, PhD student of Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich won with her article "Epidemic cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: an analysis of national surveillance data" published in "the Lancet" in April 2020.
CV Giulia Paternoster
- Kathryn Dawson-Townsend, PhD student at the University of Lucerne, Health Sciences
Swiss Learning Health System, won with her article "Social participation patterns and their associations with health and wellbeing for older adults" published in "SSM - Population Health" in August 2019.
Apolline Saucy wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the 2020 SSPH+ Online Faculty Meeting
Apolline Saucy, PhD student at the Swiss TPH and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Martin Röösli, has won the first of two events of the 2020 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the SSPH+ Online Faculty Meeting on 16 June 2020. She convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on Cardiovascular effects of aircraft noise.
IJPH transition to Gold Open Access
We are pleased to inform you that in January 2021 our International Journal of Public Health (IJPH) will change from the current subscription model to Gold Open Access (OA), published by Frontiers, Switzerland.
15-year SSPH+ Jubilee Report is online
2020 was supposed to become a jubilee year to celebrate the 15th anniversary of SSPH+. Instead, we had to cancel or postpone planned events.Nevertheless, we decided to go out with our online report which we started to develop in 2019 when our lives were still ‘normal’. Due to COVID-19 we postponed and partly revised the report.
Determination of corona immunity in Switzerland
The Swiss School of Public Health wants clarity as quickly as possible about the extent of the spread of the corona virus in Switzerland. The results should serve as a basis for politics for future decisions, in particular regarding the continuation or easing of the emergency. The aim is a public-private partnership between companies, private donors, the federal government and the cantons. More information at www.corona-immunitas.ch.
Press reviews can be found here.
Hackathon Versus Virus
From 3-5 April 2020, the online Hackathon Versus Virus took place under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 5'000 people have joined this global effort in exploring ideas about how to tackle health, community and economic related challenges that have arisen from the outbreak.
A ‘Hackathon’ gives individuals an opportunity to collaborate with others online, using electronic platforms such as ‘slack’. Teams are formed virtually, where potential measures and projects can emerge with respect to mitigating the social and economic effects of the virus. People of different
perspectives and professional backgrounds are encouraged to participate in this initiative. Together, we can improve our collective preparedness and response to this pandemic.
Find here selected outputs of interest for public health sciences.
COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform
SSPH+ welcomes the national public health science community to provide scientific expertise and support to the Federal and Cantonal authorities. Questions, discussions and work in working groups is facilitated via the COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform, which is a closed platform. If you are a public health scientist not yet affiliated with SSPH+ directly or one of the 12 Swiss universities of the SSPH+ Foundation, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, affiliation, area of competency and email-address. SSPH+ may provide access to you.
Registration is open! Residential Summer Course in Florence 2020
WHEN: 15 June - 3 July 2020. Residential 3-week Summer Course in Epidemiology
6 – 10 July 2020. Specialized Course week
PLACE: Florence, Italy
More information on the EEPE website!
Swiss Public Health Conference 2020 - Registration is open!
The registration for the SPHC2020 in Lucerne on "From Evidence to Pulic Health Policy and Practice" go to conference website
Date: 2-3 September 2020, Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne
The Swiss Public Health Conference is organised by The Swiss Society for Public Health and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Each year, a Swiss academic institution assumes the role of host and takes the scientific-thematic lead.
Serra Asangbeh wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the 2019 Swiss Public Health Conference
Serra Asangbeh, PhD student at the University of Bern and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Julia Bohlius, 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. She is also one of the GlobalP3HS students.
Serra convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on Fighting the 'female cancer'. In her PhD project Serra identifies and evaluates monitoring indicators from international guidelines and those currently in use in Southern Africa for cervical screening through a systematic review and site survey.
Milena Foerster wins SSPH+ Best Published PhD Article Award 2019
At the Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 in Winterthur, SSPH+ announced the winner of the SSPH+ Award for the Best Published PhD Article. Milena Foerster, former PhD student at Swiss TPH (supervised by the SSPH+ Faculty Member Martin Röösli) and now working at International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), won the award with her article "A prospective Cohort Study of Adolescents' Memory Performance and Individual Brain Dose of Microwave Radiation from Wireless Communication" published in "Environmental Health Perspectives" in July 2018.
Articles on tobacco law in Le Temps and NZZ
In line with the position of SSPH+ on tobacco and e-cigarettes, SSPH+ Fellows are pushing forward a strong law on tobacco products that protects children and adolescents.
Read also Tabakindustrie verdreht wieder die Wahrheit (16 March 2020)
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.