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Newsletter October

Dear students, supervisors and EPINOR friends. Here is the EPINOR newsletter for October. 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!

Registration now is open for the NORBIS course ‘Modern methods for analysing survival and time-to-event data (IMB9335)’, which will take place at University of Oslo, December 4-8, 2017. This course will give researchers in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and related fields an up-to-date overview of statistical methodology for analysing time-to-event data, and is organised by Ørnulf Borgan (UiO). More details about the course and how to register

The Annual Meeting is only weeks away! There are 39 attendants registered at the moment and the skies of Tromsø is glowing of green. Looking very much forward to meeting you all!    


The BioStatEpi Summer School is situated beautifully at Castel Brando, a castle gazing over the small village Cison di Valmarino, an hour north of Venice. Transfer to/from the airport is organized by the school. The school offers general courses covering medical statistics and epidemiology, both at basic and more advanced level. In addition, more specific subjects can be selected.

June 2017 I attended the course “Statistical practice in Epidemiology using R”. The course was held in Tartu, Estonia, which is roughly a 2.5 hour bus ride from Tallinn airport. Tartu is a beautiful and almost mediaeval town and sort of the Estonian equivalent to Oxford. Moreover, Estonia will most likely become one of the most interesting countries in the world for epidemiology as they have excellent patient registries and have genotyped a high share of the population.

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

Enxhela Sulo: “Coronary heart disease care and outcomes in Norway. Time trends and socioeconomic inequalities”
Lars-Kristian Lunde: «Physical demands at work: objectively measured exposure and musculoskeletal pain in construction- and healthcare workers»
Lene Aasdahl: “Occupational rehabilitation and readiness for return to work in individuals with musculoskeletal complaints and mental health disorders. A randomized clinical trial.”

Upcoming doctoral defences

Silje kaspersen
Magnhild Oust Torske

Job opportunities

Assistant Professor - KI
Project Manager - Psychiatric Genetics - KI
Epidemiologist - WHO
Epidemiologist - WHO