Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health

This course was run by Professor Cecilia Magnusson, a research group leader for prevention, intervention, and mechanisms in public health as well as the director of the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Stockholm Country Council. One of her biggest projects is the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, a prospective study in the Stockholm… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health

Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.

My 12-week internship at WHO started on May 1st, 2017. Within this couple of weeks, I have grown to learn that this experience does not only enrich your technical skills, but has all the chances of influencing the way you perceive the world and, most importantly, bring you closer to get to know yourself. Now that my HEPM class of 2015-2017… Read More Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.

Course review: Qualitative Methods

Some research questions are better addressed with a qualitative approach. This course was designed to highlight the importance of qualitative methods as we have been focusing on quantitative methods. Though we are not allowed to do a qualitative study for our thesis project, it is important to understand how to implement qualitative methods if the… Read More Course review: Qualitative Methods

Why should iGEM tickle your fancy? The story behind the world’s greatest synthetic biology competition which transforms our students into peak performers (Part 2 of 2)

I bet you’ve heard of iGEM by now! Yes? No? Or maybe you’re not aware that our own students have grabbed life by the horns by participating? Alrighty, no worries – we have a quick fix for that. Just last month, we published a dancing overview of this grandiouse competition where we lined out how students and… Read More Why should iGEM tickle your fancy? The story behind the world’s greatest synthetic biology competition which transforms our students into peak performers (Part 2 of 2)

Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

You must have solid biostatistics skills to conduct and present research in epidemiology. Being able to perform statistical analysis using different programming languages is equally of paramount importance as public health works with enormous datasets. Advanced statistics in Epidemiology (10 credits) lasted 7 weeks, which is the longest course we have had so far.  In… Read More Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

What does it take to succeed as a researcher?

Here are seven qualities to consider if you want to succeed as a researcher. I had the opportunity to attend the Neuroscience symposium, a joint program between the National Institutet of Health (NIH) in the United States and Karolinska Institutet (KI). The aim of this KI-NIH Doctoral Partnership Programme in Neuroscience is  ‘to promote ground-breaking research… Read More What does it take to succeed as a researcher?

What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration. iGEM, according to this year’s team leaders, Amanda Pellnäs and Larsen Vornholz, is the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology where students from all over… Read More What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)

What are the possible careers for an epidemiologist?

I want to talk about the possible careers that you can pursue as an epidemiologist. From academia to working in the field, epidemiology has many possibilities. Most of my classmates, if not all, would want to follow one of these career paths once they have completed this Epidemiology program. Epidemiology is an exciting field and… Read More What are the possible careers for an epidemiologist?

European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!

It’s important now, more than ever, that our young generation exchanges ideas on the future of Europe. With its scholarships, European Forum Alpbach (EFA) strives to present a European perspective through the sharing of groundbreaking knowledge and interdisciplinary debates. Conflicts and cooperative efforts are capable of destroying established entities, but can also give rise to… Read More European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!

Child Family Health International – Educational Programmes in Global Health for students

While a student at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply for a number of international internships and placements to boost your academic and professional experience. One of such opportunities is  Child Family Health International (CFHI) Global Health Educational Programmes. CFHI provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions. Its model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local… Read More Child Family Health International – Educational Programmes in Global Health for students