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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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Methods of Umeå University research group included in leading research manual

2016-11-30
The research group of Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Immunology Unit, has provided a chapter describing its research methods in the latest version of the revered handbook Current Protocols in Immunology. With the inclusion in the manual, the methods for i...

Inequality and social exclusion drive mental health problems in northern India

2016-11-29
A survey of nearly 1000 households in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand showed that six percent of adults were identified as depressed. People were two or three times more likely to be depressed if they were from the most socially oppressed castes, had taken a recent loan, lived in poor quality ...

Climate change affects Swedish reindeer herding and increases tularemia

2016-11-24
In northern Sweden, data from certain weather stations have shown that the snow season has been shortened by over two months in the last 30 years, which has huge effects on reindeer herding. Also, the climate sensitive human infection tularemia has tenfolded over the same period and is much more com...

El Niño conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia

2016-11-24
Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, el Niño activity – measured in se...

Norwegian Nobel laureate comes to Umeå University

2016-11-22
Edvard Moser, 2014 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, comes to Umeå University on 8 December to hold a public lecture on his discovery on the human ‘inner GPS’ – a form of positioning system in the brain that is essential for navigation. Brain researcher Lars Nyberg hosts the event.

Surveillance and cohesive policies needed against Rift Valley fever outbreaks

2016-11-18
Research on the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula shows that current surveillance systems are unable to detect the virus in livestock before it spreads to humans. A coherent policy is needed to combat the viral disease, which has the potential to spread to pre...

Researchers launch annual climate change and health report

2016-11-14
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 risk...

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

2016-11-09
The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

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