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Newsletter September 2017

Dear students, supervisors and EPINOR friends. Here is the EPINOR newsletter for September. We hope you will enjoy it! Please remember to send us useful tips if you have something to share with your fellow researches. Keep us up to date and send an email to epinor@uit.no!

EPINOR and NORBIS are pleased to be a part of this very interesting workshop in Oslo 30 November - 1 December. If you are an EPINOR PhD-student, and you want to participate, EPINOR will cover your costs. Apply for funding by sending a funding application (preferably before 15.Sept) to your local administrative contact person.

EPINOR Funding deadline: 15. September!
All EPINOR memebers have the opportunity to apply funding for attending courses at other institutions in Norway or abroad. We also fund reserach stays abroad. Take a look at our former funded students and their stories. If you have questions please contact us at epinor@uit.no. Our funding guidelines are a good place to start.

EPINOR Summer School 2018
Next years summer school will be a national summer school and it will take place 11 - 15 June 2018 in the beautiful Hamn in Senja. This time the summer school will be a collaboration between EPINOR and CASE (Collaborative Arctic Summer School). It will be the 5th EPINOR Summer School and you should clear your schedule now! 

The Summer School Light Tromsø was planned for August 2017. Unfortunaltey the biostatistician who was going to give a two day class, was, at the last minute, not able to come to Tromsø. The summer school was therefore cancelled. We did however, go through with dinner and quiz and had a great time! See pictures. We hope to arrange a similar course at the end of the semester as a "winter school".

We met for the autumn semester start meeting Wednesday 30/8. Six students were presents, some new and some in their final stages of their PhD. Present were: Hilde Notø (STAMI), Paz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz (FHI), Stine Fossum (UiO), Ola Nakken (UiO), Fareeha Shaikh (UiO) and Lars Christian Bråten (FORMI). The local representatives were also present; professor Per Nafstad, professor Magne Thoresen and Line Løw.

The Annual Meeting is titeled: Competing Risks, Introduction to Flexible Parametric Survival Analysis and Cancer Screening. The meeting is in conjunction with the NOFE Conference and EPINOR covers half the traveling costs as well as the conference fee. EPINOR expects our PhD-members to participate in the Annual Meeting. Registration is open!  

Welcome to the 24th NOFE Conference in Tromsø November 7th-8th 2017. The topic of the Conference this year is New frontiers in epidemiology. Keynote speakers will be Magne Thoresen, Kristian Hveem, Camilla Stoltenberg and Anne Tjønneland. Early bird fees are available until September 14th 2017. The new deadline for abstracts is 8 September. Take the opportunity to present your work!

I attended the newly established NorDoc Conference at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, as an adminsitrative spy on behalf of EPINOR. It is possible that EPINOR will join the NorDoc collaboration in the future. It was a great event for meeting collegues in the Nordic countries. The Conference was in particular for junior scientists/PhD-students within health sciences in the Nordic countries.  


EPI-courses in Norway: In our work trying to improve the courses for our PhD-students, the four Professors responsible for the EPI-courses at UiO, UiB, NTNU and UiT are meeting in October to discuss a possible collaboration. We hope it will be a great meeting!


Member of another research school? It was decided that EPINOR will not accept new PhD students who are already member of another research school. Those of you who are members and have double memberships are asked to report this to epinor@uit.no.

Congratulations on defending your thesis

Marianne Bakke Johnsen: Leisure time physical activity and smoking as potential risk factors for severe hip and knee osteoarthritis. The HUNT Study.
Astrid Margrethe Anette Eriksen: “Breaking the silence”


Katrine Damgaard Skyrud: Survival inequalities in common cancers in Norway and the impact of prevention scenarios on colorectal cancer mortality - Using national registry data on cancer, comorbidity and socioeconomic status.

Job opportunities

Post Doctoral Fellow Position - Teheran
Cancer Research Training (CRTA) Fellowship Positions
Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine
Biobank & Laboratory Manager - WHO IARC
Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine
Available Positions at BaylorScott&White, TX, US