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Faculty of Medicine (Office)
Tukholmankatu 8 B, 5th and 6th floors
P.O.Box 20

p. +358 294 1911
f. +358 2941 26638

med-studentaffairs (at) helsinki.fi


Faculty of Medicine


  • Patient satisfaction is a poor surrogate for quality of care in brain surgery
    Patient satisfaction is a poor proxy for the quality of care comparisons in elective cranial neurosurgery, shoes a recent study conducted at the Helsinki University Hospital. Because deaths are rare events in elective cranial neurosurgery, department-specific mortality figures cannot either differentiate a high or low level of the quality of care. (18.8.2015)
  • Medical Faculty of UH strong in the Personalized Health call of the Academy of Finland
    Five consortia coordinated or partnered by eight scientists of the Research Programs Unit (RPU) of the Faculty of Medicine have received a total of nearly 2.9 million euros of funding in the Academy of Finland call “Personalized Health – From Genes to Society (pHealth)”. (16.6.2015)
  • Unraveling the link between brain and lymphatic system
    Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Wihuri Research Institute report an exceptionally surprising finding that argues against all previous anatomy and histology textbook knowledge – lymphatic vessels exist in the central nervous system.(15.6.2015)

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Professor Willem M. de Vos thrives with young talents

When I started the research of microbiota some 15 years ago there was not much research done in this area.  In the course of years we have gained the understanding that microbiota has a major impact on human health and disease, says Professor Willem M. de Vos who was included in the recent Thomson Reuters list of the world's most influential scientific minds of 2014. De Vos works as professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Helsinki, but most of his present work is more related to the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at the Medical Faculty. (21.8.2014) Read more


The man who wants to conquer diabetes

Just a few decades ago we were slim and fit, now we are fat and feeble. Our genes have not kept up with the change, says Leif Groop, a FiDiPro professor and one of the world’s best-known diabetes researchers. (16.10.2012) Read more




Four Fascinating Facts about Your Brain

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