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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 13 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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Northern databases and data repositories lift research on ageing and dementia

2015-07-09
Well-developed repositories and databases with patient data, connected to regular examinations using different imaging techniques, give Umeå University an advantage when it comes to research on the ageing of the brain and the development of dementia. Not only out of a national perspective, but also ...

Umeå University EC Jubilee Award 2015

2015-06-24
Umeå University honours Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier for her pioneering research with the powerful discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, which has already been of great importance by providing new opportunities for Life Science research and its applications in Biology and Medicine. Umeå University will pres...

Drugs for impotence do not increase risk of melanoma

2015-06-23
Using drugs for impotence does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma, researchers from Umeå University conclude in a publication in JAMA, a top US medical journal. These results contradict previous research indicating such an association.

Climate change could wipe out progress in health – or be a great global health opportunity

2015-06-23
The threat climate change poses to human health is possibly so great that it could wipe out health progress over the past 50 years. But getting to grips with climate change could also present major opportunities for global health. Details can be found in a major international research report publish...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Gruber Foundation award

2015-06-18
The Gruber Foundation has awarded three international prizes honouring individuals for their groundbreaking work in the sciences. One of the 2015 Gruber Prize recipients in Genetics is Emmanuelle Charpentier affiliated with Umeå University.

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine 2015

2015-06-11
Brian Walker’s research has contributed to the compilation of a new medical drug group capable of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Dawn Skelton’s research focuses on the prevention of falling and obtaining injuries as well as training for the elderly. Brian Walker, Pr...

Increasing burden of non-communicable diseases

2015-06-10
There is a great need to slow down the increasing number of people who die prematurely because of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Although, the challenges vary between countries, which means each country has to set its priorities to reduce the ri...

Umeå University holds inaugural master’s degree graduation ceremony

2015-05-28
On Wednesday 27 May, Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson congratulated nearly 100 master’s degree students at the inaugural Graduation Ceremony 2015. The afternoon ceremony was warmly received by students from over 20 international degree programmes and 160 guests in the Aula Nordica concert hall.

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

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Dean's Office, Campus Umeå

Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 64 65

Fax:  +46 (0)90-786 76 60

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