Giulia Pestoni wins ScienceFlashTalk Award in Lausanne

Giulia Pestoni, SSPH+ PhD student from University of Zurich and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Sabine Rohrmann, has won the second of three events of the 2018 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the SSPH+ Faculty Meeting in Lausanne on 14 June 2018.


Giulia convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on “What does the Swiss population eat? Characterization of food consumption and dietary patterns in the Swiss language regions”. In 2014/2015, the first National Nutrition Survey (menuCH) aiming to assess the food consumption of the Swiss population was conducted allowing the analysis of dietary patters by language region as well as the finding of major determinants of a healthy diet. Giulia’s study may help to further understand differences in the prevalence of chronic diseases morbidity and mortality in Switzerland. Furthermore, it will allow to identify population groups that are currently not meeting general dietary recommendations and to develop more targeted public health interventions.

Watch her flash talk HERE.

New course in the program!

We are happy to announce a new course in our program taking place in Bern:

27 – 30 November 2018 Fundamental Concepts in Epidemiology
SSPH+ PhD Course
»Register online by 27 October 2018
Prof. Albert Hofman
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Albert Hofman, MD, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Dr. Hofman was the chairman of the department of Epidemiology of the Erasmus Medical Center/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 1988 until 2016. He has been science director of the graduate school Netherlands Institute for Health sciences (Nihes) since its start in 1990 until 2015.

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