Category Archives: News

Support of SAGW for fee waivers

Thanks to the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences SAGW, three fee waivers will be available for external PhD students to cover their fees of the course:

30 September, 7 + 14 October 2019 Social_status, social interactions and capital: social science applications in public health
»Register online by 30 August 2019
Dr. Kristen Jafflin, University of Basel
Dr. Stéphane Cullati, University of Geneva

For inquiries, please contact Ann Walser (


SSPH+ PhD Abstract Award

Magali Leyvraz and Giulia Pestoni, students of the SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health from IUMSP Lausanne and EBPI Zürich, are amongst the the winners of the this year’s SSPH+ PhD Abstract Award.

In total, 28 abstracts were submitted to the Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 by PhD students supervised by an SSPH+ Faculty member.

Congratulations to the winners!


Jerry J. Hella wins the SSPH+ Award for the “Best Published PhD Article”

SSPH+ PhD student Jerry J. Hella from Swiss TPH won the award at the Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 in Neuchâtel with his article “Tuberculosis transmission in public locations in Tanzania: A novel approach to studying airborne disease transmission” published in the Journal of Infection (2017) 75, 191-197. Supervisor is Prof. Lukas Fenner.  Download article here

His article was ranked out of 24 submissions. Following him closely you will find the next ranked four articles:

Heresh Amini, Swiss TPH, Supervisor: Prof. Nino Künzli
Nanina Anderegg, ISPM Bern, Supervisor: Prof. Matthias Egger
Fabien Belle-van Sprundel, IUMSP Lausanne, Supervisors: Prof. Murielle Bochud and Prof. Claudia Kuehni
Nadia Danon-Hersch, CHUV, Supervisor: Prof. Brigitte Santos-Eggimann