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EBPI PostDoc Sarah Ziegler has been selected as Global Future Council Fellow of the World Economic Form.
EBPI scientist Sabine Rohrmann received funding from the "Leading House for Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation with Russia and the CIS Region" for a collaborative project with researchers from Georgia.
EBPI researchers Oliver Grübner and Milo Puhan as well as Emilian Albanese from Università della Svizzera italiana were awarded funding from SSPH+ for their project: “Social Media Mental Health Surveillance M-HEALTH”.
EBPI researchers Oliver Grübner and Milo Puhan as well as Emilian Albanese from Università della Svizzera italiana were awarded funding from SSPH+ for a new project.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defense of Mark Adams.
Between August 20-24, the EBPI organized the "UZH/HMS Summer School in Clinical Investigation" at the University of Zurich in close collaboration with the Harvard Medical School (HMS).
The submitted abstract of EBPI PostDoc Jean-Philippe was selected for a science pitch talk to promote his poster at the Life Sciences PostDoc Day (LSPDD) on 14 September 2018 in Zurich!
EBPI researcher Holger Dressel together with Gudela Grote and Nadine Bienefeld from ETHZ and Michaela Kolbe from USZ have received the wonderful news that their project «Welcome to the Team Dr. Watson: New Roles and Responsibilities in AI-Supported Healthcare Teams» is being funded by the SNSF as part of the special call «Digital Lives».
New EBPI research has been published in the last week.
The Erasmus+ Project SPAcE with significant contributions of EBPI researcher Sonja Kahlmeier and her team has been selected as a success story by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defense of Sarah Ziegler.
EBPI researcher and Head of the Cancer Registry of the Cantons Zurich and Zug Sabine Rohrmann was elected as Swiss representative of the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for a period of four years starting in 2019.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defenses of Claudia Leeger and Sarah Crook.
Gemäss Verfügung des Generalsekretariates des EDI vom 29. Juni wird NICER mit der Führung der Nationalen Krebsregistrierungsstelle nach dem neuen nationalen Krebsregistrierungsgesetz (KRG) betraut.
In a collaborative project with the University Hospital Zurich (PD Dr. Christian Benden), EBPI collaborators Dr. Thomas Radtke and Prof. Holger Dressel were recently awarded funding from the Swiss Lung League.
We are pleased to announce that Giulia Pestoni, EBPhD student at the EBPI has won the second of three events of the 2018 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award.
EBPI Forscherin Sabine Rohrmann hat dem CSS Magazin ein Interview zum Thema «Zucker» gegeben.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis
defenses of Katarina Matthes and Manuela Ott.
From July 9 to July 16, EBPI PostDoc Jean-Philippe Krieger will stay at the John B. Pierce Laboratory of the Yale Medical School (New Haven, Connecticut), where he will get the opportunity to discuss and plan his future experimental projects with Prof. Guillaume de Lartigue, a world-leading expert in neurophysiology.
Ferien sollen der Erholung dienen. Doch Reisen in entfernte Länder und andere Klimazonen können auch mit Risiken verbunden sein. Neben Krankheiten und Unfällen können Stress und Unsicherheiten den Erholungswert von Ferien schmälern. Am Zürcher Forum P&G erläutern Fachleute zentrale Zusammenhänge und geben Tipps, wie man sich auf Reisen vor Krankheiten schützt.
EBPI researchers give insights into our Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Registry on nano, the science TV programme on 3sat. Watch the full episode here!
At the Joint Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Pneumology 2018 in St. Gallen on May 24th, Erin West and her team took home the Poster Discussion Award.
Congratulations to EBPhD student Muriel Buri and UZH Veterinary Epidemiologist Dr. vet. med. Sonja Hartnack.
We are happy to announce that almost one-third of the required 120 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have already been successfully recruited for the HOMEX-1 trial in the participating rehabilitation centers Klinik Barmelweid, Berner Reha Zentrum Heiligenschwendi, Zürcher RehaZentren Wald and Kantonsspital Winterthur.
We are very pleased to announce that the registration for the UZH/HMS (Harvard Medical School) Summer School in Clinical Investigation is now open.
It will take place from 20-24 August 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI) Twitter account ends its deep sleep and starts again to actively spread all EBPI related news into the world.
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On April 12 and 13, the 2018 Wennberg International Collaborative Spring Policy Meeting strongly focusing on the Swiss Health Care System, took place in Zurich.
The SURfit Team under the lead of EBPI collaborator Prof. Dr. med. Susi Kriemler is investigating if physical exercise can improve health and quality of life in young childhood cancer survivors and…
Hélène receives internal funding for inviting Su Golder from the University of York, UK to the EBPI for a two-day visit entitled “Using unpublished data, text mining and social media to retrieve evidence on adverse effects”.
The 10th International Summer School on “Spatial epidemiology, social media, and urban health” taking place in Berlin between September 17-21, 2018 is now launched with significant contribution of the EBPI researcher Oliver Grübner.
Last weekend, two EBPI researchers were in the focus of the national and international press: The Tagesanzeiger published a portrait on the EBPI director Milo Puhan. You can access the Tagesanzeiger article here.
A national study on outpatient oncology rehabilitation in Switzerland was launched in late February 2018 as part of the National Cancer Strategy.
The EBPI congratulates EBPhD student Salome Adam for receiving a Young Investigator Award by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).
Die Forschungsgruppe um Susi Kriemler (EBPI) und Nicolas von der Weid (UKBB) hat die angestrebte Anzahl von 150 Probanden erfolgreich in die SURfit-Studie eingeschlossen.
The EBPI scientists Claudia Steurer-Stey, Kaba dalla Lana, Julia Braun and Milo Puhan were rewarded for their hard work in COPD research by a publication in the renowned European Respiratory Journal. In their study, COPD patients who participated in the “Living well with COPD” (LWWCOPD) self-management intervention were compared with patients from the primary care COPD Cohort ICE COLD ERIC, who did not receive the self-management intervention.
The Cantonal Medical Service Zurich in collaboration with the EBPI is launching the lecture series „Kantonsärztliche Fortbildung Zürich“. Every second Wednesday starting on April 11th, 2018 between 11am and 12pm…
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defense of Heidi Seibold.
Milo Puhan setzte mit seiner Innovationsrede über Neugier, Risiko und Innovation spannende gedankliche Impulse.
«Trotz Asthma möglichst unbeschwert und beschwerdefrei leben»: Das ist die Mission und das Ziel der neuen Asthma-Kampagne, die von AstraZeneca Schweiz zusammen mit Prof. Claudia Steurer-Stey vom EBPI und der kantonalen Lungenliga, Verein Lunge Zürich lanciert wurde.
Das EBPI gratuliert Susi Kriemler zu ihrer Ernennung zur Titularprofessorin an der medizinischen Fakultät.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defense of Isaac Gravestock.
Kürzlich ist der erste Newsletter von Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung Kanton Zürich erschienen.
Einat Schmutz is awarded for feminno which is a the career development program for woman scientists being interested in the science-innovation interface.
Freitag 16. März 2018; Pfarreizentrum Liebfrauen, Weinbergstr. 36, 8006 Zürich; 9:00-16:00 Uhr
Das Thema Suizid wirft viele Fragen auf: Wohin können sich Menschen in einer suizidalen Krise wenden? Welche Handlungsmöglichkeiten gibt es für Betroffene und Umfeld? Welche ethischen Fragen stellen sich im privaten und beruflichen Alltag? Der Zürcher Präventionstag 2018 vermittelt praxisorientiertes Fachwissen für den Umgang mit Menschen in suizidalen Krisen und stellt Hilfsangebote im Kanton Zürich vor.
The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the graduations of Nadine Häusler and Alex Marzel.
The Cantonal Medical Service Zurich in collaboration with the EBPI is launching the lecture series „Kantonsärztliche Fortbildung Zürich“.
On 17th January, 2018 the new EBPI Colloquium “Global Health” Spring Series will start. We invited speakers from Switzerland and abroad to get an idea of global public health relevant topics.
After three years work, the project SPAcE (Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments) was closed at the end of 2017. Sonja Kahlmeier from EBPI was a partner of this project consortium, whose overall objective was the development of local action plans to promote sustainable active urban environments in 5 cities and towns across the EU.
Milo Puhan wurde am 15. Dezember 2017 vom Stiftungsrat der SSPH+ zum neuen Präsidenten und damit Nachfolger von Prof. Marcel Tanner ernannt.
The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the graduation of Beniamino Guerra.
Claudia Steurer Stey and Kaba Dalla Lana developed and updated a comprehensive COPD Pocket Guide, summarizing evidence based key elements of COPD care.
The 13th Annual Meeting and 8th Conference of the European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe) took place in Zagreb, Croatia, from 15 to 17 November 2017.
On 03 November 2017, Andrea Farnham successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled, "Innovation in Travel Medicine Using Mobile Technology: the TOURIST Study," supervised by Christoph Hatz and Milo Puhan.
The EBPI congratulates EBPhD student Erica Ponzi, who was recently awarded funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation through the Doc.Mobility mechanism.
Das EBPI gratuliert Georg Bauer zur Ernennung zum Titularprofessor an der medizinischen Fakultät. Prof. Bauers Antrittsvorlesung wird am Montag, den 06. November von 18:15 – 19:00 Uhr in der Aula der UZH, Rämistrasse 71, stattfinden.
Wo brennt’s denn? – Sexuell übertragbare Krankheiten heute
Am Zürcher Forum Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung vom Montag 20. November 2017 informieren Fachleute über aktuelle Entwicklungen und diskutieren, wie sich Präventionsangebote verändern müssen, um Übertragungsrisiken einzuschränken.
EBPhD student Wenjia Wei was awarded for the EBPI mini grant "Guest Scientist for a Day".
PhD student Sarah Crook was awarded for the 6 months fellowship on guideline methodology offered by the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Cochrane.
Malgorzata Roos' project: “SEDA: Sensitivity diagnostics for Bayesian hierarchical models” was recently awarded funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Dienstag, 17. Oktober, 18.15 – 19.45 Uhr Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
EBPI Director Prof. Milo Puhan was honored at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA on 14 September, 2017 as a Ig Nobel Prize winner. Prof. Puhan was recognized for his research on effectively treating obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.
The Cantonal Medical Service Zurich in collaboration with the EBPI is launching the lecture series „Kantonsärztliche Fortbildung Zürich“.
Starting in September this year, Prof. Leonhard Held will be serving as Area Editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics (AOAS).
EBPI Senior Researcher Anja Frei, together with her colleagues Dr. Thomas Radtke and Kaba Dalla Lana, were recently awarded funding from the Swiss Lung League.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defenses of Malgorzata Nowicka, Tina Lohse & Laura Girardat-Rotar.
Together with her colleagues, EBPI researcher and head of the Cancer Registry of Zurich and Zug PD Dr. Sabine Rohrmann was recently awarded funding by the Swiss Cancer League to analyze nearly 35 years worth of data on outcomes for residents of the Canton of Zurich diagnosed with a non-invasive type of breast cancer.
EBPI researcher, Sonja Kalmeier, contributed to a recently published report titled “Environments for Physical Activity in Europe: a review of evidence and examples of practice.”
On September 8th 2017, the president of the University of Zurich Prof. Michael Hengartner and the director of EBPI Prof. Milo Puhan will launch the “Center of Salutogenesis”.
Dienstag, 27. Juni, 18.15 – 19.45 Uhr Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
The EBPI congratulates doctoral students in the EBPhD program (the structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics) who have received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation to enhance their PhD studies with scientific stays abroad.
The University of Zurich is launching a new "WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Health".
Does a healthy diet also benefit the environment (and vice versa)? Why are Swiss dairy products ecologically better than those from other countries? How can we as consumers avoid food waste?
Die Vorstellung davon, was ein attraktiver Körper ist, wird zunehmend von unrealistischen Schönheitsidealen geprägt. Gerade junge Menschen sind häufig unzufrieden mit dem eigenen Körper. Negative Körperbilder können zum Gesundheitsrisiko werden; zum Beispiel bei übermässigem Training oder problematischem Essverhalten. Manche entscheiden sich sogar für Schönheitsoperationen und nehmen damit verbundene Risiken in Kauf.
EBPI Director Dr. med. et phil. Milo Puhan has been awarded the 2017 Spinoza Chair in Medicine by the University of Amsterdam. Named for the 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, the chair was established in 1995.
Georg Bauer and Gregor Jenny of the EBPI were awarded a SNSF grant to run a cluster randomized controlled trial of an e-coach for team leaders and teams in companies targeting their job resources, job demands and work-related health.
EBPI researchers Sabine Rohrmann and David Faeh, together with colleagues from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), were awarded funding by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen, BLV).
EBPI researchers Prof. Holger Dressel, division leader of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and PhD student David Imo were invited to present and discuss the results of their Human Biomonitoring Study in Valais at the mini symposium “Mercury pollution: an environmental or a public health issue?”, which took place at the IUMSP Lausanne.
EBPI (Aline Richard, former PhD student at EBPI, and Sabine Rohrmann) and USZ (Katharina Quack-Lötscher) researchers recently published first results on vitamin D status of women early in pregnancy living in the Zurich area. Sixty-three percent of these women were vitamin D deficient (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin concentration < 20 ng/mL).
EBPI Director Milo Puhan spoke on Rendez-vous about the launch of the National Research Program "Smarter Health Care" (NRP 74).
A paper co-authored by EBPI researchers Sarah Crook, Anja Frei, Milo Puhan and Thomas Radtke was recently published in the European Respiratory Journal examining the use of a simple exercise test in the assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.
Johannes Bracher, PhD student in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD Program, has been selected to participate in the two-week "Modeling of Infectious Diseases" course organized by the Institut Pasteur.
AMIS Plus will hold a symposium to celebrate its 20th anniversary on March 9, 2017. The AMIS Plus national registry collects and analyzes data on patients with acute myocardial infarction in Switzerland in the pre-admission, hospital and follow-up phases.
Die Familie prägt das Gesundheitsverhalten wesentlich mit. Am Zürcher Präventionstag vom 24. März 2017 werden Strategien der Gesundheitsförderung auf kantonaler, nationaler und internationaler Ebene diskutiert und wirksame Projekte zur Stärkung von Familien vorgestellt.
The Zurich R User Group - lead by EBPhD students Muriel Buri and Heidi Seibold and their colleague Christoph Molnar - in cooperation with EBPI's Master Program in Biostatistics, VBZ and Open Data Zurich is organising a Hackathon in occasion of International Open Data Day on March 4th.
The structured PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the successful thesis defenses of Xiaobei Zhou, Lorenzo Tanadini & Mohaned Shilaih.
Effy Vayena, SNSF Professor and head of the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at the EBPI, hosted the "Digital Health: Exploring Ethics and Policy" conference at UZH on December 1st, 2016.
The structured PhD Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EBPhD) is pleased to share the following good news:
The Competence Center for Mental Health (CCMH) will host its second scientific symposium on January 26th, 2017 titled "Mental health: Innovative trends in treatment and intervention".
The Government Council of Canton Zurich appointed Dr. med. Brian Martin as the new Chief Medical Officer (Kantonsarzt) starting June 1, 2017.
EBPI's Health Ethics and Policy Lab, led by Prof. Effy Vayena, is holding a symposium at the University of Zurich on December 1 titled "Digital Health: Exploring Ethics and Policy." The symposium is supported by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS, and ETH Zurich and will explore some of the most controversial issues in digital health.
Only 4 months after going public, the Swiss MS Registry (SMSR) has already gained its 1000th participant!
«Macht Einsamkeit krank?», Zürcher Forum Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, Montag, 21. November 17:15-19:15
Wer regelmässigen Kontakt pflegt zu Freunden und Familie, lebt gesünder. Dies zeigt der neue Gesundheitsbericht zum Thema «Soziale Beziehungen und Gesundheit im Kanton Zürich».
The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School) is pleased to announce the graduation of Aline Richard.
Das Masterprogramm in Biostatistik führt einen Informationsanlass für
interessierte Studierende durch und kombiniert diesen mit einem
Herbstfest für die aktuellen Studierenden.
Dienstag, 8. November 2016, 18.15 – 19.45 Uhr HRS F05, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention UZH
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin USZ
Das Zäme go Laufe Team gratuliert herzlich unserer ersten Studienteilnehmerin die im Rahmen der Studie bereits 1'000'000 Schritte zurückgelegt hat.
Prof. Leonhard Held gave a webinar on September 19, 2016 to the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) together with Prof. Michael Höhle from Stockholm University.
EBPI Researchers contributed to the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Conference in London.
The EBPI hosted the 3rd annual Epidemiology & Biostatistics PhD (EBPhD) Program Welcome Day on September 14, 2016.
The EBPI congratulates Drs. Malgorzata Roos and Matthias Schwenkglenks on their recent promotions in the UZH Medical Faculty.
EBPI researchers are currently recruiting for SURFit: a physical activity study in collaboration with the Children’s University Hospital Basel focusing on childhood cancer survivors. The aim of this project is to investigate whether physical activity can help to improve heart health, bone health and psychological health in people who survived childhood cancer.
EBPI researchers Tina Lohse, David Fäh, Matthias Bopp, and Sabine Rohrmann recently published their finding that following official cancer prevention recommendations (World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research) is associated with reduced all-cause and cancer deaths. About 8% of premature cancer deaths are estimated to be preventable, if people follow these recommendations.
Dr. Tsung Yu begins a new position as Assistant Professor of Public Health at the China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan on 1 September 2016.
The EBPI congratulates Drs. Viktor von Wyl and Susi Kriemler on their recent promotions in the UZH Medical Faculty.
EBPI researchers Georg Bauer, Rebecca Brauchli and Gregory Jenny created one of 16 research projects for the exhibition "Transactions."
Researchers from EBPI together with international collaborators completed an epidemiological study about possible health risks of partly elevated mercury levels in soil in Visp and Raron, Valais.
On Wednesday July 27, 2016 the EBPI’s Health, Ethics and Policy Lab, led by Prof. Effy Vayena, will debut its first Summer Seminar with a talk by Sheila Jasanoff, Ph.D., J.D., and Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA.
The EBPI congratulates Sebastian Meyer for receiving the Faculty of Science award for outstanding dissertations.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 marked the first Swiss MS Day. Over 800 attendees participated in the day-long event at Puls 5 in Zurich, which included the official launch of the Swiss MS Registry.
Starting in the fall semester 2016, The University of Zurich is offering a doctoral program in Clinical Science. The program was founded in close collaboration with the EBPI.
Prof. Effy Vayena was recently recognized for excellent scientific achievements in medicine with an appointment to the senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, better known as SAMW (Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften). Prof. Felix Gutzwiller, former …
1. Schweizer MS Tag und Start des Schweizer MS Registers: 25. Juni 2016 09:30 bis 17:00 Uhr; Puls 5, 8005 Zürich
Die Diagnose Multiple Sklerose kann jeden treffen – und sie verläuft für jeden Betroffenen anders. Am ersten von der Schweizerischen Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft durchgeführten Schweizer MS Tag steht die ehemalige Giessereihalle Puls 5 in Zürich-West ganz im Zeichen der Multiplen Sklerose mit wichtigen Angeboten und Informationen.
Am 31. Mai 2016 findet das 4. Arbeitsmedizinische Kolloquium des Instituts für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich und der Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin des UniversitätsSpitals Zürich statt
EBPI Researchers, Sonja Kahlmeier and Thomas Götschi, contributed to a recent publication in the Journal of Prevention Medicine titled "Can air pollution negate the health benefits of cycling and walking?
Gesundheitsförderung für die Kleinsten, 22. Zürcher Forum Prävention & Gesundheitsförderung, Dienstag 14. Juni 2016, 17.15–19.15 Uhr, Pfarreizentrum Liebfrauen, Zürich
Elternbindung und die konkreten Lebensumstände beeinflussen die künftige Gesundheit von Kleinkindern.
The EBPI congratulates PhD student Andrea Farnham on her selection as one of
2 doctoral student representatives from UZH to attend a summer school organized
by the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an organization that promotes basic research at European universities.
As member of the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, EBPI researcher David Fäh participated in a study leading to a paper recently published in The Lancet.
Two EBPI researchers were recently awarded project funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
The EBPI warmly congratulates Dr. Rolf Heusser upon his recognition as a teacher
of the year in the MPH program (offered jointly by UZH and the universities of Basel and Bern) for the 4th straight year. Dr. Heusser directs the National Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Registration (NICER).
HEPA Europe (the European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity), a network of researchers working to improve health through physical activity for people living in the WHO European region, will hold its 12th annual meeting in Belfast from 28 - 30 September, 2016.
In a new, expedited Eurosurveillance publication, Prof. Patricia Schlagenhauf and GeoSentinel colleagues published a paper describing the infectious disease profile
of Syrian refugees arriving in Europe.
Prof. Milo Puhan, director of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Prevention Institute,
was featured on Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) talking about the role of aspirin in cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention.
SNF Professor Effy Vayena was featured in the NZZ last month regarding the
genome modification tool known as CRISPR.
For the second consecutive year, Prof. Dr. Torsten Hothorn was named among Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2015.
On February 11th, 2016 the newly established Competence Center in Mental
Health at the University of Zurich hosted an opening symposium titled “Stress
over the Lifespan”.
The EBPI’s Sonja Kahlmeier is a featured lecturer the free online course Climate Change & Health – A course for understanding the health stakes of climate change.
Die digitale Revolution verändert die Kommunikation, das alltägliche Verhalten und auch die Möglichkeiten, Daten zu erfassen und zu verarbeiten. Das wirkt sich auch
auf die Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung aus.
EBPI researcher David Fäh was elected as a member of the national commission
for tobacco prevention (Eidgenössische Kommission für Tabakprävention, EKTP).
The mandate lasts 4 years until 2020.
Swiss residents can now find evidence-based answers to their medical questions
in the online Cochrane Library.
A paper by Professor Effy Vayena and her colleague Urs Gasser of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School was published on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in PLoS Medicine.
Am Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2016 findet das Eröffnungssymposium des Kompetenzzentrums Psychische Gesundheit mit dem Thema "Stress über die Lebensspanne” statt.
EBPI’s Health, Ethics, and Policy Lab, led by Professor Effy Vayena, is a co-organizer of the upcoming conference Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
Beruf und Privatleben unter einen Hut zu bringen, ist für die Pflegefachpersonen
des UniversitätsSpitals Zürich nicht immer ganz einfach
The EBPI congratulates PhD student Heidi Seibold, who was recently successful
with her SNF Mobility within Projects proposal.
Two EBPI researchers were recently awarded project funding from the Swiss
National Science Foundation.
Part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, the PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to announce the graduation of Wei Wei.
Am Forum zeigen Expertinnen und Experten auf, welche Faktoren die psychische Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz beeinflussen und wie verhindert werden kann, dass
Arbeit zur Last wird.
Professor Sabine Rohrmann was a member of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) committee that evaluated
the associations between processed meat consumption and cancer, as well as red meat consumption and cancer.
As part of the semester Kick Off for the Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD
program, the EBPI welcomed Alfredo Morabia, PhD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Professor of Epidemiology, Queens College of City University of New York and member of the EBPI Scientific Advisory Board to give an invited address entitled: Precision Medicine vs. Personalized Medicine.
Milo Puhan, director of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Prevention Institute
(www.ebpi.uzh.ch) of the University of Zurich, was elected by the Research Council
as president of the Steering Committee of the National Research Program 74 "Smarter Health Care" (http://www.nfp74.ch/en).
Dienstag, 3. November 2015, 18.45 - 19.45 Uhr; HRS, F05 "Vorlesung", Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
Willkommen zum Jubiläum 25 Jahre Arbeits- und Umweltmedizin
The EBPI’s Professor Leonhard Held was selected to give the 13th annual Armitage Lecture at the Biostatistical Unit (BSU) of Cambridge University.
Part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, the PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to announce its first graduate.
Am diesjährigen Welttag der Suizidprävention, am 10. September 2015, hat der Zürcher Regierungsrat das neue Schwerpunktprogramm Suizidprävention Kanton Zürich vorgestellt. Die Abteilung Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung des EBPI hat den Auftrag, das Schwerpunktprogramm zu koordinieren und hat die Website www.suizidpraevention-zh.ch aufgeschaltet.
The EBPI’s Sonja Kahlmeier was featured by the UZH Media Desk discussing the WHO European Physical Activity Strategy, which was adopted by the European Member States at the Regional Committee meeting on 16 September in Vilnius.
A team lead by the EBPI’s Georg Bauer has been awarded federal funding to develop the “Corporate Health Teamcoach”.
The UZH Media Desk, as well as several newspapers, recently featured a publication co-authored by several members of the EBPI (Simon Foster, Leonhard Held, Natalia Estévez, Meichun Mohler-Kuo) along with Gerhard Gmel of the University Hospital Lausanne.
Professor Torsten Hothorn of the EBPI served as responsible biostatistician and committee member on a long-running randomized trial that reported its results recently in The Lancet Oncology.
We are pleased to announce the success of three recent proposals submitted by EBPI researchers.
Recent work by Prof. Dr. Patricia Schlagenhauf and her colleagues at GeoSentinel, the Global Surveillance Network of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), will appear in the October issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The paper “Bayesian analysis of measurement error models using integrated nested Laplace approximations” (PDF, 981 KB) by S. Muff, A. Riebler, L. Held, H. Rue and P. Saner, published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C (2015, 64 (2), p.231-252), has been selected for presentation at the annual meeting of the Royal Statistical Society in Exeter, September 7–10, 2015.
Am Montag, 6. Juli 2015 findet das 20. Zürcher Forum Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung statt zum Thema «Bewegung im Alltag erleichtern – in Wohnumfeld, Quartier und Gemeinde».
Professor Milo Puhan is part of the international 3CIA initiative, which studies how to classify severity of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease).
Im Mai hat Sibylle Brunner die Stelle als Leiterin der Abteilung Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung des EBPI und als Beauftragte für des Kantons Zürich für Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung angetreten.
Professor Milo Puhan und PD Dr. Margot Mütsch vom Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich (EBPI) haben sich mit Institutionen aus Lausanne, Deutschland und Österreich zusammengeschlossen, um einen europäischen Satelliten der Public Health Gruppedes Forschungsnetzwerks Cochrane zu gründen.
In a paperto appear in the August 2015 edition of Accident Analysis & Prevention,a team of researchers, which includes EBPI professors Torsten Hothorn and Leonard Held, analyzed over 1 million traffic accidents occurring in Bavaria between 2002 and 2011.
We congratulate PhD student Manuela Ott for the award of a Junior Travel Grant, which will support her attendance at the 11th International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology to be held in Valencia, Spain.
Am 12. Mai 2015 findet das 3. Arbeitsmedizinische Kolloquium des Instituts für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich und der Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin des UniversitätsSpitals Zürich statt.
We congratulate Salome Adam as the second recipient of the Béatrice Ederer-Weber PhD-Fellowship.
Established in 1997, and based at the EBPI since 2000, AMIS Plus (Acute Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland) is a project that collects and analyzes information on all stages of myocardial infarction (commonly known as heart attack) in Switzerland.
Statistical regression models are central to many fields of quantitative research. A regression analysis typically starts with model building, an activity with which medical researchers will have some familiarity.
We congratulate Lorenzo Tanadini for his successful application for a SNSF Doc.Mobility fellowship which will enable him to conduct the third year of his PhD studies at the Department of Statistics of the prestigious London School of Economics in London, UK.
PD Dr. David Fäh, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Instituts, hat ein Buch zu Gewichtskontrolle geschrieben. Im Gegensatz zu Diät-Ratgebern zeigt es den Lesern, wo, wie und wann sie in ihrem Leben ansetzen können, um die Kalorienbilanz zu optimieren.
Does more work mean more stress? Not necessarily. On the contrary. A team of researchers, led by EBPI’s Ramualdo Ramos found that people in the workforce who are also engaged in voluntary work report better work-life balance than non-volunteers.
COMBACTE-MAGNET (Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe – Molecules against Gram-Negative Infections), a project of the Institutes for Innovative Medicines (IMI) antimicrobial resistance research program New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) launched this month.
In June, Professor Leonard Held joined an internal, multidisciplinary consortium of researchers working to treat antimicrobial resistant infections.
Representatives from 47 member states gathered at the University of Zürich in January for a two-day consultation meeting on physical activity for health.
The travel clinic’s and the EBPI's website now features a travel medicine advice tool providing relevant information on various infectious diseases and other risks that travellers might encounter during their trip.
In a January 2015 edition of JAMA, Prof. Robert Steffen reviewed the current state of knowledge on the etiology, risk factors, prevention, and management of traveler’s diarrhea.
Am 24. Februar 2015 findet das 2. Arbeitsmedizinische Kolloquium des Instituts für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich und der Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin des UniversitätsSpitals Zürich statt.
Travelers bring home many souvenirs from their foreign sojourns. In a Lancet Infectious Diseases publication, Patricia Schlagenhauf and colleagues from EuroTravNetanalysed travel-associated infections in 32,136 travelers who presented ill post-travel.
The new continuing education program ‘Zurich R Courses’, co-organised by Torsten Hothorn, starts in February with a series of one and two-day courses on statistical data analysis using the open-source R system for statistical computing, both at introductory and advanced levels.
Das Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich lanciert eine gross angelegte Studie zu Mobilität und Bewegung im Alltag. Die online Befragung ist Teil des Forschungsprojekts PASTA – das steht für Bewegung und nachhaltige Mobilität, oder auf Englisch – Physical Activity through Stustainable Transport Approaches.Im Raum Zürich werden mindestens 2000 Studienteilnehmer gesucht, die die online Befragung ausfüllen.
Do vegetarians live longer than people who consume meat? Is meat consumption necessary for a sufficient intake of protein, iron and b-vitamins? How is meat consumption related to green house gas emission and climate change?
Invitation for the SAMK Symposium “Humanitarian and Disaster Relief” on Wednesday, 3.12.2014, 16.00–18.00, organized by the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich, the Kompetenzzentrum für Militär- und Katastrophenmedizin SAMKand the Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology of the UniversityHospital Zürich.
Short-time human travel is dominated by local movements while longer journeys occur less frequently. Since human travel is an important driver of epidemic spread, such a power law of the traveled distance should enter models for the spread of human infectious diseases.
A paper describing the results of the ALS Prediction Price challenge was published Nov 2nd by Nature Biotechnology.
Christoph Hatz, Department Head of the Public Health Division at EBPI and a member of the taskforce preparing for a possible Ebola outbreak in Switzerland, was interviewed about Ebola in the Tages-Anzeiger.
The British Medical Journal has published a paperled by Milo Puhan that presents guidance for how to evaluate the quality of evidence of network meta-analyses.
We congratulate Andrea Farnham as the first recipient of the Béatrice Ederer-Weber PhD-Fellowship.
Am 4. November 2014 findet das 1. Arbeitsmedizinische Kolloquium des Instituts für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich und der Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin des UniversitätsSpitals Zürich statt.
Torsten Hothorn is listed as “highly cited researcher” in the 2014 version of highlycited.com.
Felix Straumann, Redaktor Wissen des Tages-Anzeigers, befragt Milo Puhan zum Thema COPD.
Prof. Leonhard Held has been elected as president of the Austro-Swiss Region (ROeS) of the International Biometric Society (IBS) for the period 2014–2015. The Austro-Swiss Region was founded in 1961 and is the largest organisation of academic and professional biostatisticians in Austria and Switzerland.
Volkskrankheit Raucherlunge: Der UZH-Mediziner Milo Puhan erhält den diesjährigen Forschungspreis der «European Respiratory Society». Er wird für seine Forschung zur chronisch obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung (COPD) ausgezeichnet.
A collaboration among researchers in nine countries across Europe, North America, and Australia, ACTIVATE-CF investigates whether regular exercise improves outcomes such as pulmonary function or exercise capacity for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
We congratulate Meichun Mohler-Kuo, team leader in our area Public Mental Health on her appointment as Titularprofessor.
The Swiss Preschoolers’ Health Study, SPLASHY, celebrates the enrollment of its 400th participant.
In January 2014, Holger Dressel joined the EBPI as the Division leader for the Occupational and Environmental Medicine, which is jointly based in the EBPI and the University Hospital Zurich outpatient center for internal medicine.
The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine is now officially the Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Institute (EBPI)at the University of Zurich.
The Zurich-based Béatrice Ederer-Weber Foundation has generously awarded the Institute funding to support PhD-Scholarships over the next 5 years.