The research within the faculty covers large parts of the field of Medicine, from the tiny details of microbes to disease patterns and risk factors in the entire population.
Umeå University has designated strong research environments and three of them - Ageing Research, Global Health, and Infection Biology, are mainly based in the Faculty of Medicine.
Several of the others involve researchers from the faculty: Gender Studies, Modelling Living Systems, The dynamics, structure and function of proteins, and Welfare Studies.
The work is mainly done in the departments by groups of researchers, most of them also teachers involved in our courses and programmes. A few centres are almost entirely focused on research: Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM), and - connected to the Department of Molecular Biology - Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS).
New research centre: Umeå Centre of Gender Studies, Medicine (UCGM).
Research News from the Faculty of Medicine
31-year-old Hassan Baqer was one of the first doctors of medicine educated outside the EU and EEA to pass a new Swedish proficiency test for medical doctors. He has now started his practical service at the Gullviksborg Health Care Centre in Malmö.
“When I’m done. I can apply for my medical licence...
More than 300 people participated in the Symposium "Infection Research to Meet Current and Future Challenges", which was held at Aula Nordica on 19 June.
A prize committee at Umeå University’s Faculty of Medicine recently awarded the 2017 Erik K. Fernström Prize to Nasim Sabouri, Group Leader at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Biological treatment of psoriasis shows a good efficacy in clinical trials. Since most analyses have focused on short-term outcomes of single biological agents, little has been known about long-term outcomes in clinical practice, where switching between biological agents is common. A Swedish study t...