IGS News February 2015
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One of the babies in the Indian study receives its Vitamin A dose.

New publication: 
Can Vitamin A supplements help improve child survival?

About 6.9 million children younger than 5 years die every year worldwide; 43% of these deaths occur within the first 4 weeks of life; the neonatal period. India is one of the countries that is worst off - a quarter of all neonatal deaths in the world occur in India alone. In a study, recently published in The Lancet, Jose Martines and several other CISMAC researchers look at the efficacy of supplementing Vitamin A to newborns in India. Read more here.
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CVDNOR: Mapping the cardiac health of the Norwegians

For a long time, Norway was the only Nordic country without a national cardiovascular registry. Therefore, researchers at the University of Bergen have been collecting data on hundreds of thousands of Norwegians who have been hospitalized with cardiovascular disease after 1994. Now they use the database to give Norwegians a better overview of the state of the country within cardiovascular disease. Read more and see videos from other researchers here

Staff and personnel news

We congratulate Hui Zuo (picture) on being employed as a postdoctoral fellow funded by UoB. Hui will continue his work in the research group Lifestyle Epidemiology.
We have the pleasure of welcoming two new research fellows this month, Carl T. Solberg and Kristine H. Onarheim. They are both newly graduated medical doctors who have been a part of The Medical Student Research Programme. They are connected to the research group Global health Priorities.
We also welcome Arne M. Taxt and Pål Puntervoll who are both employed in 20 % positions as researchers for three years on the project ENTVac. ENTVac is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is connected to the research group ETECVac , which is a cross-faculty initiative involving the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry  and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

New doctors

Feb 18 Jannicke Igland defended her thesis: "Coronary heart disease in Norway: Relative importance of risk factors and educational inequalities in incidence and survival"
Feb 19 Michael Mahande defended his thesis: "Recurrence of Perinatal Death, Preterm Birth and Preeclampsia in Northern Tanzania: A Registry Based Study "

Coming disputations

Mar 20  Bente Dahl will defend her thesis: “Queer challenges in maternity care - A qualitative study about lesbian couples' experiences”
March 25 Kristian A. Simonsen will defend his thesis: “The 2009 influenza pandemic in primary care. Clinical manifestations, attitudes and utilisation of services”

Horizon2020 Spotlight: 
COST Action - facts and chances

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in Science and Technology. It funds pan-European, bottom-up networks, called ‘COST Actions’ of European researchers, engineers and scholars across all disciplines.
Read more here (PDF).


Feb: Nyhetsbrev for ny studieplan i medisin – les siste nytt her.
Mar 1 Call for abstracts, 7th International Congress of Pain in Dementia 24th-25th April, Bergen 
Registration deadline for the conference is 10th of March.
Mar 2 Påmeldingsfrist dagsseminar om forskningsveiledning for ph.d.-veiledere, i regi av MOF.
Mar 4 19:00 Filosofisk Poliklinikk, "Prioritering betyr å si nei, ikke sant?" - "Mange behov. Hva gjør vi først?" Stener Kvinnsland, adm. direktør i Helse Bergen. Litteraturhuset
Mar 20 UiB Global offers four prospective post-doctoral researchers to develop research applications - Apply by March 20 here.
Mar 23-25 PhD and Research Seminar in Health Science and Social Science: Social and Professional Practices in Praxeologic Perspective Read more
Mar 23-30 Åpent program: Dannelsesemner våren 2015, tematisk fokus Fedmeepidemien. Med foredrag av bl.a. Anne Hatløy og Eivind Meland, åpent for alle interesserte.

Current funding announcements:
RCN, PES, NordForsk Horizon2020, Sentre for fremragende forskning, etc Read more here (PDF)

See the full calendar here. 
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