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