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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 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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Breakthrough Researcher from Umeå University on BBC World News

2014-11-21
A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Umeå University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize. This weekend BBC World News will broadcast the award ceremony.

Positive relationships strengthen nurses’ performance in low-income countries

2014-11-12
When health workers develop positive, collaborative relationships with managers and local community leaders in rural Guatemala, their capacity to help vulnerable populations is increased, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

Emmanuelle Charpentier honored with Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

2014-11-10
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Umeå Univesity, is one of the awardees of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2015. The award recognizes "excellence in research aimed at finding cures for intractable diseases and extending human life".

Deutsche Welle: Emmanuelle Charpentier – the star microbiologist

2014-11-04
Emmanuelle Charpentier works on innovative strategies for fighting infections. She is group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University – and also a Humboldt professor at Hannover Medical School and at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschw...

The Huffington Post: Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

2014-10-30
A landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia has been published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed up in 22 population surveillance sites. Peter Byass, professor of global health at Umeå University, is one of the researchers involved in the study.

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award

2014-10-27
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine.

Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers

2014-10-23
Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

2014-10-13
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

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2014-08-18

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

Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 64 65

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