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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 13 departments and about 5 800 undergraduate and 550 postgraduate students. We have about 1 150 employees, 50 % of them are  teachers/researchers.

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Researchers launch annual climate change and health report

Researchers launch annual climate change and health report

Research On 14 November, the Lancet Countdown was launched as a global research initiative covering 16 organisations, including Umeå University, in collaboration. The objective is to compile scientifically based knowledge into annual reports to speed up action to minimise potentially catastrophic health risks due to climate change.

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Research leader offers pointers on how to gain EU funding

2017-01-18
On Monday 23 January, Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, visiting professor at Umeå University and leader of the research consortium ZikaPLAN, will talk about how to create a successful application for an EU-funded research project.

Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

2017-01-17
The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. However, in a hypothetical case study at Umeå University of a clearly hopeless medical case, great unanimity among physicians’ and the publ...

Ultrasound detects heart dysfunction after successful repair of aortic narrowing

2016-12-19
New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta. Surgical intervention in infants is a worldwide and often vital procedure, but new resea...

Umeå epidemiologist joins UN mission to confront Rift Valley fever outbreak

2016-12-15
A Rift Valley fever outbreak was recently reported at the border between Niger and Mali in West Africa. So far, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been confirmed in Niger, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Umeå University infectious disease epidemiologist Osama Ahmed Hassan rece...

SEK 33 million to young researchers

2016-12-15
The Swedish Research Council has decided which prominent young researchers should be granted consolidation grants. The Council has approved twenty grants of which three go to Umeå University.

Arctic theme shows our expertise and breadth

2016-12-15
In 2017, Umeå University will focus particularly on Arctic research. The objective is to emphasise Umeå University’s profile as a leading Swedish university for the Arctic, and create conditions for even more important research projects. “We want to place Umeå on the map when it comes to Arctic re...

Nelson Gekara receives SEK 9 million grant from the Swedish Research Council

2016-12-13
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) recently gave Umeå University researcher Nelson Gekara a total of SEK 9 million over 6 years in consolidation grant. According to the Swedish Research Council, the consolidation grant, announced for the first time in 2016, give ”the most successful youn...

Lesions found within pancreatic islets provide clue for diabetes research

2016-12-12
Researchers at the Umeå Center for Molecular Medicine have created the first 3D spatial visualization of an obese mouse pancreas showing the distribution dynamics of insulin producing beta cells. The results show significant amounts of cystic lesions within pancreatic islets. These lesions could be ...

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2015-09-11

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