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Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin (ISPM)


Welcome to ISPM

The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern provides under-graduate and post-graduate education and carries out research in a range of disciplines relevant to public health. Research groups facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to research in the fields of social and behavioural health, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, and international and environmental health.

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16.04.2015 09:36 Aerosolised measles vaccine did not work as well as subcutaneous vaccine in India

The results of a large randomised trial are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Nicola Low was an investigator on the trial, which was sponsored by WHO and the Serum Institute of India with funding from the...[more]

Category: News

27.02.2015 14:25 Background ionising radiation affects cancer risk in children

ISPM researchers found that children living in areas with higher levels of terrestrial and cosmic radiation tended to have a greater risk of developing leukaemia and brain tumours. [more]

Category: News

27.02.2015 11:27 GetReal Annual Meeting in Bern

The second GetReal General Assembly was hosted by the ISPM and University of Bern the 28-29 of January 2015.[more]

Category: News


18.06.2015 16:00 Appropriateness of care: concept, approaches and operationalization

Speaker: Prof. Nikola Biller Andorno (Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich)
Date: Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2015, 16:00 Uhr
Place: ISPM, Bern[more]

Category: Seminars

25.06.2015 16:00 The uses and limits of research evidence in shaping global HIV policy and practice

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Ford (Department of HIV/AIDS, WHO, Geneva)
Date: Donnerstag, 4. Juni 2015, 25. Juni...[more]

Category: Seminars

13.10.2015 16:15 Celebration lecture “10 Years SSPH+”: NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: a national and international Public Health challenge

Speakers: David McQueen, Ursula Koch and others
Tuesday October 13th 2015, 4:15 to 6 pm
A celebration lecture is organized by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine...[more]

Category: Seminars

Research Meetings

01.06.2015 12:30Evaluating the Australian HPV vaccination program through non-routine surveillance systems of genital warts

Referent: Hammad Ali (Kirby Institute, Sidney)
Location: Sitzungszimmer 504, Finkenhubelweg 11 (Ground floor)

Cat: Research meetings

08.06.2015 12:30Reference Management Software – which one is the right tool for us at the ISPM? Comparing the main features and sharing experiences

Referent: Michael Helfer, Fachreferent Naturwissenschaften, Universitätsbibliothek Bern
Location: Seminarraum, Finkenhubelweg 11 (1st Floor)

Cat: Research meetings

15.06.2015 12:30Swiss Trauma Registry Data: Experiences from Bern with TARN- Nationwide project Swiss Trauma Registry

Referent: Rebecca Hasler (Universitäres Notfallzentrum, Inselspital)
Location: Seminarraum, Finkenhubelweg 11 (EG)

Cat: Research meetings

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