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Faculty of Medicine - welcome!

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine, one of the four faculties of Umeå University (Its name was changed from "Faculty of Medicine and Odontology" in April 2004). Our faculty is an organization for education and research in the fields of medicine, odontology and health care. We have 12 departments and about 3 400 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate students. We have about 1 200 employees, 45 % of them are  teachers/researchers.

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Memory improvement after weight loss

2015-05-21
Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

2015-05-21
People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study by researchers at Umeå University, published on 20 May 2015, in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Tommy Olsson director of new medical research centre

2015-05-20
Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson has in co-operation with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation appointed Tommy Olsson as director of the new Wallenberg molecular medicine centre at Umeå University. Tommy Olsson is Professor and Chief Physician at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medic...

Symposium on aging in June

2015-05-19
On 2-3 June, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will hold a symposium on the subject of aging together with Umeå University. Some important issues on future population levels as well as what happens in your brain and body with age will be raised. The event takes place in Aula Nordica at Umeå Univ...

Umeå-based researcher presents Ebola report in Sierra Leone

2015-05-12
A researcher at Umeå University has carried out a project to identify messages required for the community in Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola. A report has recently been presented to the country’s government with the results.

Parallel health systems create insecurities in low and middle income countries

2015-05-06
Strengthening the integration between national community-based health worker (CBHW) programmes and other health systems in low and middle income countries is crucial for measures to have the intended effect throughout the national primary health care system. This is what Joseph Mumba Zulu states in ...

Umeå University highly rated by the Swedish Research Council

2015-05-05
The initiative for creating strategic research areas at Umeå University has been remarkably successful. That is shown in the evaluation presented by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) about the research initiative that has been carried out between 2010 and 2014.

Umeå University ranked among world’s best young universities

2015-05-04
Umeå University has been ranked #51 by the Times Higher Education 2015 ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. The table highlights young institutions “that have shown they can match the ancient global elite.”

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2014-08-18

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Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå 

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Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 64 65

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