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Annual Report 2020Graduate School for Health SciencesFaculty of MedicineFaculty of Human SciencesHealth is not everything, but without health everything is nothing.Arthur SchopenhauerPage: 1

GHS Annual Report 2020Table Of Contents Introduction4 Highlights5 Vision and Mission6 Organization7 Organization Chart8-9 Steering Committee10-11 Expert Committees12-13 PhD Program14 PhD Program Structure15 Clinical Sciences - FKIII16 MD-PhD Scholarship17 Year in Review18-25 Courses and Seminars26 Partner Programs27 Graduations28-30 Publications31-38 GHS Symposium39-40 Acknowledgments41Page: 3

IntroductionLetter from the PresidentThe past year was quite an exceptional yearexaminers, supervisors, and last but not least,due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has im-many thanks to all our graduate students whopacted all of us in one way or another. Thesuffered most from uncertainties and from theGraduate School for Health Science faced un-impact these might have on their young ca-foreseen as well as unprecedented challenges.reers. I was impressed by the drive and enthu-The introduction of the safety hygiene measuresaffected all the areas of our PhD program in manysiasm with which the GHS team and PhD students managed to cope with this difficult year.ways and with different intensities. These newDespite the pandemic, 2020 was an exception-restrictions had a number of consequences foral year in which the GHS grew significantly.our ongoing projects which in many cases had tobe delayed. The impact on teaching and examining was also large: many courses were canceled,and some were switched to a fully virtual mode,preventing physical contact and altering socialexchanges. Besides the negative consequences,At the end of last year, the GHS had a total of 114 doctoral students enrolled, 70%of which were women. Between the school’sinception and the end of 2020, 80 doctoral students have earned their PhD in the GHS.HighlightsThe GHS enjoyed a 30% increase in enrollment over 2019, ending 2020 with a total of 114 students.Thanks to the young Expert Committee III, Clinical science continues to enjoy significant interest as a resultof the innovative 50:50 model.facing these challenges has also changed sev-It’s my pleasure to welcome Sissel Guttormsen whoDespite having to be held virtually the 2020 GHS Symposium enjoyed great success with large number oferal aspects of working and communicating,has taken over my role as president of the GHS Steer-students and faculty members participating.promoting alternatives and creative solutions.ing Board Committee and I wish her the best of luck!Hopefully,onHoping that we will all be able meet again inlessonsperson at the next GHS symposium at Schlosslearned through this deep and global crisis.Münchenwiler, I wish you much pleasure yone was touched by these changes on a per-Furthermore, the GHS welcomed four new expert committee members: Prof. Dr. Annalisa Berzigotti (FKI), Head Physician Hepatology at the University clinic for VisceralSurgery and Medicine, University of Bernreading our Graduate School’s annual report. sonal and professional level. Everyone did theirProf. Dr. Stéphane Ciocchi (FKII), Assistant Professor & Group Leader Systems Neuroscience Group,University of Bernbest to cope with the pandemic trying to get themost out of this difficult situation, as did also theGHS. We succeeded in carrying on with most ofour activities and ensuring continuous supportProf. Dr. Achim Elferingand assistance for our students, preventing de-Former President GHS Steering Boardlays in the final steps of the PhD termination.CommitteeMany thanks to Tullia Padovani and her team,Bern, August 2021many thanks to all the committee members, Dr. phil. Cinzia del Giovane (FKI), Head of Statistics and Methodology at the Institute of PrimaryHealth Care (BIHAM) of the University of Bern Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schmidt (FKI), Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology at theInstitute of Psychology, University of Bern Prof. Dr. Roland Wiest (FKII), Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University ofBernPage: 4Page: 5

GHS OrganizationThe GHS implements the vision and theThese committees are also responsible formissions in an innovative way, realizingthe admittance, guidance, and evaluationa very attractive study and supervisionof the PhD candidates.program. The PhD program supportsthetheThe extensive body of academic expertshigh demands, particularly with regardsand resources available enable the GHStocoursesstudents to develop into highly lishingrequirements,expectations.professionals as researchers and academics,Aditionally the GHS expects and promotes aoutputin private or not-for-profit industries,lively exchange of ideas from our students.ready to use their knowledge and skillsin complex subjects in their chosen area.Vision and MissionThe GHS is an inter-faculty and trulyToday 86 academic experts support themultidisciplinaryPhD Candidates in their endeavors.graduateschool.Thestrength of this multidisciplinary approachto health, using different paradigms andThe GHS Office is directed by Dr. Tulliaand structure and encouragemethodologies, is to render the researchPadovani,and clinical interventions more effective.Padovani is responsible for the operativeVisionThe Graduate School for Health& successful researchers, withSciences (GHS) seek to developan internationally recognizedthem to become well-trained,academicsand competitive PhD title.qualifiedandresearchersandimproving health and qualityFoster a deep and globalof life throughout people’sknowledge all around healthlives.Provideprogramsoffice team consisting of Cinzia Marti,contribute to the improvementFaculty of Medicine and the Faculty ofBrigitte Schutte, Te Moana Tschabold andof health.Human Sciences and offers a comprehensiveKateri Chambers.and internationally acclaimed training inthatencourage doctoral studentsQuality and Integritythe theory and practice of experimentalAwarded PhD title is:to expand their knowledgeDevelop and manage highresearch, as well as in-depth specialistPhD in Health Sciences (specialist area).beyondtheirspecificquality doctoral programs toThe PhD program endeavorsresearchtrainingthroughdeepenresearch area, addressing questions rootedtointerdisciplinarycourses,innovation and drive creativity,scientifically oriented coursescontent, and methods in theensuring integrity in trainingin combination with clinical,field of health sciences. Theand research, in line withThe GHS is strategically run by the executiveexperimental and translationalgraduateethical principles applied toboard with members from the two facultiesresearch,integrityoffers a wide choice of courseshealth sciences.and the expert committees.studentsand special workshops lyandindependently in the pursuit ofschoolprogramknowledge,fosterin both basic research and applied fields.to the individual interests andThe GHS has three expert committeesneeds of PhD candidates.covering a wide spectrum of researchapproaches and methods: in preventivein-depth knowledge.Support and Developand social medicine, public health, medicalPromote ExcellenceSupportstudentseducation, psychology, rehabilitation &Guide and prepare doctoralthroughout their PhD program,clinical research. (Expert Committee I),students to become competentensuring the best supervisionneuroscience (Expert Committee II) orPage: 6Dr.willwhoMissionandCoordinator.organization. She is supported by the GHSinnovativeknowledge of the individually selectedpromoteGHSThe program is jointly organized by theprofessionalswhose work is dedicated tothedoctoralclinical sciences (Expert Committee III).Page: 7

Expert Committee I (FKI)Research areas: Preventive and social medicine, public health,medical education, psychology, rehabilitation & clinicalresearchGHS Organization Chart Sissel Guttormsen (Med), Chair Thomas Abel (Med) Annalisa Berzigotti (Med) Cinzia del Giovane (Med) Jennifer Inauen (Hum Sci) Stefanie Julia Schmidt (Hum Sci) Matthias Wilhelm (Med) Marcel Zwahlen (Med) Tullia Padovani (Coordinator)Expert Committee II (FKII)STEERING BOARD Achim Elfering (Hum Sci), President Thomas Abel (Med) Urs Fischer (Med) Sissel Guttormsen (Med) René Müri (Med) Claudio Nigg (Hum Sci) Tullia Padovani (Coordinator)Research area: Neurosciences and Clinical Neurosciences René Müri (Med), Chair Dario Cazzoli (Med) Stéphane Ciocchi (Med) Thomas Dierks (Med) Daniel Erlacher (Hum Sci) Daniela Hubl (Med) Tobias Nef (Med) Jürg Streit (Med) Roland Wiest (Med) Tullia Padovani (Coordinator)Expert Committee III (FKIII)Research area: Clinical Sciences; clinical career & patient-oriented research (50:50 model) Page: 8Te Moana Tschabold, Secretary Urs Fischer (Med), Chair Guido Beldi (Med) Thomas Berger (Hum Sci) Lorena Gianotti (Hum Sci) Stefan Klöppel (Med) Philipp Latzin (Med) Lorenz Räber (Med) Christoph Stettler (Med) Sven Trelle (Med) Maria Wertli (Med) Matthias Zumstein (Med) Tullia Padovani (Coordinator)Page: 9

PhD Steering CommitteeSteering CommitteeThe Graduate School is managed by a SteeringThe members of the Steering Board must beBoard. The Steering Board is composed of tworenowned scientistsand are elected by therepresentatives each from the Faculty of HumanUniversity Board of Directors for a period ofSciences and the Faculty of Medicine, together withoffice of four years, upon application by thethe Program Coordinator. Those representing theFaculties involved. They can be reappointed. TheFaculties are professors. At least one representativerepresentatives of the Faculties on the Steeringper Faculty must be a member of the respectiveBoard preside over the Board in turn, each for aFaculty Council (Fakultätskollegium). Additionalperiod of one year.persons can be elected to sit on the Steering Boardif the Faculties concerned are in agreement.Prof. Dr. phil.Prof. Dr. med. UrsProf. Dr. phil.Thomas ABELFISCHERSissel GUTTORMSENChairChairExpert Committee IIIExpert Committee IGroup, Institute of SocialMDDirector,andMedi-for Acute Neurology andMedical Education (IML).cine. Member since Au-Stroke, Co-Chairman StrokeFounding President andgust 2008.Centre Bern, Deputy Direc-Member since Augusttor Clinical Trial Unit Bern.2008.Head of Research ariussinceInstituteforOctober2017.Prof. Dr. Achim ELFERINGExtraordinarius, Work and Organizational Psychology, Institute of Psychology. He has been a member of the GHS Steering Committee since 2009,serving as President since January 2019Prof. Dr. med.Prof. Dr. phil.Dr. phil.René MÜRIClaudio NIGGTullia PADOVANIChairExpert Committee IIHeadofDepartmentGHSCoordinatorHealth Science, InstituteLecturer.Chief Physician, Head ofof Sport Science. MemberMemberUniversity Neurorehabilita-January 2019.since January 2020.andsincetion, University Hospital forNeurology. Member sinceJanuary 2010.Page: 10Page: 11

Expert Committee II / Fachkommission IIResearch Areas:Neurosciences and Clinical NeurosciencesExpert CommitteesPhD candidates currently carrying out their research projects within the framework of the GHS aregrouped by GHS Expert Committees and listed on the GHS Website.Three Expert Committees with competences in:1. Preventive and Social Medicine, Public Health, Medical Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation &NameAffiliationInstituteRené MüriFaculty of MedicineUniversity Hospital for NeurologyDario CazzoliFaculty of MedicineARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering ResearchStéphane CiocchiFaculty of MedicineSystems Neuroscience GroupThomas DierksFaculty of MedicineUniversity Psychiatric ServicesDaniel ErlacherFaculty of Human SciencesInstitute for Sports ScienceDaniela HublFaculty of MedicineUniversity Psychiatric ServicesTobias NefFaculty of MedicineCenter for Biomedical EngineeringResearchJürg StreitFaculty of MedicineDepartment of PhysiologyRoland WiestFaculty of MedicineCenter for Translational Medicine andBiomedical EntrepreneurshipTullia PadovaniGHS CoordinatorGraduate School for Health SciencesClinical Research (FKI)2. Neuroscience (FKII)3. Clinical Sciences (FKIII)The committees are responsible for the admittance, guidance, and evaluation of the PhD candidates.Each PhD candidate is assigned to one of the GHS Expert Committees, which together with the candidatedecides upon the individual training program.Expert Committee III / Fachkommission IIIExpert Committee I / Fachkommission IClinical Sciences, clinical career and patient-oriented research (50:50 model)Research Areas:Preventive and social medicine, public health, medical education, psychology, rehabilitation andclinical researchNameSissel GuttormsenPage: 12Research Urs FischerFaculty of MedicineDepartment of NeurologyGuido BeldiFaculty of MedicineDepartment of Visceral Surgery andMedicineThomas BergerFaculty of Human SciencesInstitute of PsychologyLorena GianottiFaculty of Human SciencesInstitute of PsychologyFaculty of MedicineInstitute for Medical EducationThomas AbelFaculty of MedicineInstitute of Social and PreventiveMedicineAnnalisa BerzigottiFaculty of MedicineUniversity Department of VisceralSurgery and MedicineStefan KlöppelFaculty of MedicineUniversity Hospital of Old Age PsychiatryCinzia del GiovaneFaculty of MedicineInstitute of Primary Health CarePhilipp LatzinFaculty of MedicineDepartment of PediatricsJennifer InauenFaculty of Human SciencesInstitute of PsychologyLorenz RäberFaculty of MedicineDepartment of CardiologyChristoph StettlerFaculty of MedicineDepartment of Diabetes, Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and MetabolismSven TrelleFaculty of MedicineClinical Trials Unit BernMaria WertliFaculty of MedicineMatthias ZumsteinFaculty of MedicineTullia PadovaniGHS CoordinatorStefanie SchmidtFaculty of Human SciencesInstitute of PsychologyMatthias WilhelmFaculty of MedicineInstitute of Sport ScienceMarcel ZwahlenFaculty of MedicineInstitute of Social and PreventiveMedicineTullia PadovaniGHS CoordinatorGraduate School for Health SciencesDepartment of General Internal MedicineDepartment of Orthopedic Surgeryand TraumatologyGraduate School for Health SciencesPage: 13

PhD ProgramDoctoral ProgramTheGraduateSchoolforPhD Program StructureThesis Committeework is taken into account. TheThesis advisormentor is also a mediator inHealth Sciences (GHS) offersis responsible for the researchcase of conflict within the the-research-orientedsis committee.curriculaproject, adequate supervision,on psychological and physio-the laboratory infrastructurelogical factors that determineand the salary of the candidate.the health of individuals andThe training program requiresgroups in their social contextsCo-thesis advisor (optional)at least 18.0 ECTS of learningand physical environments.can be appointed to supportcredits, which can be obtainedthe thesis advisor. The Co-The-by participating in approved,The GHS in general focusessis Advisor is an expert withinproject-related and interdis-onclinicalthe field of the dissertation andciplinary courses, workshops,research that is carried out di-is chosen by the Thesis advisor.seminars, and lectures. Therepatient-orientedrectly with patients or healthyvolunteers.written after the first year, andshould be an expert in the re-the second is an oral presen-The doctoral degrees are is-search area of the thesis proj-tation of the student’s worksued jointly by the Faculty ofect but must not be affiliatedwhich takes place at the endMedicine and the Faculty ofwith the same institute as theof the second year. CandidatesHuman Sciences, after sub-supervisor. He/she meets withpresent their work in a scientif-mission of the written thesisthe candidate at least twice aic seminar in the presence ofand successful defense of theyear to discuss and assess prog-the thesis committee, to doc-thesis. As a rule, the PhD the-ress of the thesis work, as wellument in-depth knowledge ofsis must be submitted no lateras advising and supporting thethe research field.than one year after completioncandidate, is present at the ex-of the experimental work. Theams, and is present at the the-Financial SupportUniversity regulations requiresis defense.By granting a financial con-completion of studies.GHS structured PhD Studies Timeline after official acceptanceare two required exams: oneCo-refereeenrollment until the successfulPage: 14Requirementstribution, the GHS activelyMentor (only FKIII)supports the participation ofhelps to set the tailor-madecandidates in national and in-Supervisiontraining program called doc-ternational conferences and inEach PhD candidate is super-toral agreement, together withspecial training courses offeredvised by a thesis committeethe candidate and the supervi-by recognized institutions inconsisting of the advisor, asor and evaluates the progressSwitzerland and abroad.co-referee, a member of thereport. The candidate’s pre-appropriate GHS Expert Com-vious education and the rele-mittee, and mentor (FKIII only).vance to the planned researchPage: 15

Clinical Sciences - FKIIIGHS Clinical Sciences PhD ProgramRequirementsPhD in Clinical Sciences:Clinical career and patient-oriented research (50:50 model) ObjectivesProgram Obtain a PhD title while simultaneously pursuing a clinical career Benefit from the combination of clinical workPhD in Clinical Sciences is a program of theGraduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) Clinically involved candidates (medical doc-and patient-oriented research while main-tors, psychologists, physiotherapists, etc cantaining an individual schedulepursue their clinical work in a 50% positionDuration of Program 4-6 yearsTraining and dedicate the remaining time to a research projectState exam or master diploma in medicine, psychology or in a related clinically oriented fieldBoth a clinical position and a research positionEmphasis is put on comprehensive training in research methods, such as statistics, studydesign, epidemiology and scientific writingAwarded Title PhD in Health Sciences (Clinical Specialty)MD-PhD ScholarshipsGHS doctoral students with a Master in Medicine may apply annually for the MD-PhD scholarships.The National MD-PhD Program, which is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), theSwiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS/SAMW), and several other foundations, awards 9 to 12 scholarships every year to outstanding graduates in human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry withresidency in Switzerland.Students in FKIII are not eligible for the MD-PhD Scholarship since the minimum research time is 75%.Further information can be found on the SNSF and SAMS websites.Page: 16Page: 17

Year in ReviewStudentsExpert CommitteesChart 1. Chart GHS MatriculationsGrowth in Matriculations 2008 - 2020Chart 2. Student Distribution across Expert CommitteesDistribution across Expert Committees 2008 - 2020Page: 18Page: 19

GenderField of StudyChart 3. Student Gender DistributionStudent Gender Distribution 2008 - 2020Chart 4. GHS Students - Master Degree Fields of StudyPage: 20Student Fields of Study 2020Page: 21

This page is intentionally left blankInstitutesGraph 5. GHS Students - Institutes where research is performedResearch Institutes - 2020Page: 22Page: 23

Country of Masters DegreeGraph 6. Country of Masters DegreeThe 2020 cohort of doctoral students in the GHS was made up of114 students who obtained their masters degrees from 28 differentcountries.North AmericaUnited States - 1European ContinentAlbania - 1Austria - 3Belgium - 1Denmark - 1France - 4Germany - 21Greece - 1Italy - 3Netherlands - 4Serbia - 1Spain - 1Switzerland - 49United Kingdom - 1South AmericaBolivia - 1Columbia - 7Costa Rica - 1AfricaMauritius - 1Nigeria - 1Zambia - 1Zimbabwe - 1AustralasiaAustralia - 1China - 1Iran - 1Palestine - 1Philippines - 2Russian Federation - 1Uzbekistan1%North America80%European Continent7%Australasia8%4%AfricaSouth AmericaPage: 24Page: 25

Courses and SeminarsPartner ProgramsSeminars and courses are selected for each candidate individually from courses supported by GHS, fromThe BENEFRI Neuroscience Programthe teaching units of the faculties, and also from courses offered by other Swiss universities. Studentsis a convention between the Universities of Bern and Fribourg and is available to GHS students. Itsmay choose the courses best for their PhD studies, within University of Bern, as well as other national andpurpose is the organization of joint postgraduate courses and lectures for PhD students in Neuro-international academic institutions. Some candidates also take part in internationally organized Summerscience at the two Universities. At the moment it includes the Faculty of Medicine in Bern and theSchools, which provide high quality training in specific fields.Faculty of Science in Fribourg.18 ECTS credit points are necessary for the GHS PhD program. These ECTS include:Mandatory Requirements (min. 3 ECTS)Core Courses (2 to 4 ECTS)Method Skills (4 to 6 ECTS)The Swiss School of Public Health PhD program (SSPH )assembles the inter-university faculty of public health sciences affiliated with the twelve Swiss universities of the SSPH Foundation: Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Neuchâtel,Svizzera italiana, Zurich, BFH, SUPSI and ZHAW. SSPH is the national coordi nating body for thepromotion of postgraduate university education and research in the fields of public health.Special Knowledge (min. 6 ECTS)Transferable Skills (University of Bern)Meetings / Conferences (subject to prior approval)provide key qualifications for your academic and non-academic Career: individual feedback fromexperts, intensive learning in small groups, and multidisciplinary networking. These skills are com-The course catalog lists suggestions for the different course categories. The Mandatory, Core, Methodspetencies acquired in one context that can be applied to other contexts, jobs, positions, functionsand Special Knowledge Courses offered by the GHS are listed on the website under Training/Course Cat-or fields of work.alogue. GHS recognizes external courses when they meet the appropriate requirements, and can providefinancial support in many cases.Clinical Neuroscience BernThe Mandatory Curriculum Requirementsodology. The research focus of Clinical Neurosciences Bern aims to improve information exchangesEach PhD candidate compiles an individual curriculum based on qualifications and relevance tothe research interests.Courses not listed in the GHS Course Catalog can be selected upon agreement with the GHSthe courses have to last at least one day and must involve active participation.is an Interdisciplinary collaboration pivotal to success in clinical neuroscience research and methand promote cooperation with internal and external partners.The Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) (University of Bern)is jointly administered by the Faculties of Medicine, Science and Vetsuisse, offers structured, experimental research training programs leading to a PhD, MD.PhD or DVM.PhD degree.The selection of courses should be documented in the Doctoral Agreement (DA).In addition, the GHS supports efforts to acquire basic knowledge in cases where the PhDcandidates are new in the field.Mandatory RequirementsBasics of Ethics in Health Sciences ResearchGHS Symposium: Poster presentationGHS Symposium: Oral presentationPage: 26Page: 27

GraduationsMay 13Thimo Marcin PhD in Health Sciences (Sports Medicine)Department of CardiologyChanges of cardiorespiratory, vascular and heart rate parameters with Cardiac Rehabilitation and associations of these changes with training modality and baseline parametersThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Wilhelm and Prof. Dr. Henner HanssenJune 11Vera Ruth Mitter PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)University Women’s Hospital, Division of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine,InselspitalObstetrics and perinatal outcomes of women treated for subfertility and children born after in vitro fertilisationThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. med. Michael von Wolff and Prof. Dr. Marcel ZwahlenJune 29Graduations 2020March 03Andjela Markovic PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)University Hospital of PsychiatryRaphaela Martina Tschümperlin PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)Translational Research CenterThe Neurophysiology of Implicit Alcohol Associations in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders: Does Gender matter?Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Franz Moggi and Beate DitzenSleep, Development and Psychiatry: Insights gained from quantitative EEG analysesThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Kaess and Prof. Dr. Peter AchermannMarch 26Eva Sophie Lunde Pedersen PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPMExercise-induced respiratory symptoms in childhoodAugust 13Hallie Margareta Batschelet PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)Translational Research CenterAlcohol-Related Cognitive Biases and Inhibitory Control in Alcohol Use Disorder: Modification, Neurophysiological Correlates, and Association with Craving and RelapseThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Franz Moggi and Prof. Dr. Wim van den BrinkThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kühni and PD Dr. Alexander MöllerPage: 28Page: 29

Publication Selection Criteria for Annual ReportUnder Review, Accepted, In Press, Published in 2020Publications 2020September 24Brigitte Charlotte Kaufmann PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)Wunderlin, Marina; Züst, Marc Alain; Fehér, Daniel Kristoffer; Klöppel, Stefan; Nissen, Christoph (2020). The roleof slow wave sleep in the development of dementia and its potential for preventative interventions.Psychiatryresearch: Neuroimaging, 306, S. 111178. Elsevier 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2020.111178. 8Center for Neurology and NeurorehabilitationBehavioural and neuroanatomical correlates of visual attention and response inhibition in neglectThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Nyffeler and Prof. Dr. René Martin MüriNovember 25Thomas Benz PhD in Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Sciences)RehaClinicHealth and health-related quality of life in chronic pain patients: Evaluation of interdisciplinary rehabilitation in chronic painThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Achim Elfering and Markus MellohDecember 03Stephan Niklaus Furger PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)University Hospital of PsychiatryJakob, Julian; von Wyl, Roman; Stalder, Odile; Pletcher, Mark J; Vittinghoff, Eric; Tal, Kali; Rana, Jamal S; Sidney,Stephen; Reis, Jared P; Auer, Reto (2020). Cumulative Marijuana Use and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness at MiddleAge: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. (In print).American journal of medicine Elsevier 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.11.026. o, Katharina Tabea; Streit, Sven; Lauffenburger, Julie C (2020). Utilization and Spending on PotentiallyInappropriate Medications by US Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions using Multiple Medications. (Inprint).Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 93, S. 104326. Elsevier 10.1016/j.archger.2020.104326. fmann, Brigitte Charlotte; Knobel, Samuel Elia Johannes; Nef, Tobias; Müri, René Martin; Cazzoli, Dario; Nyffeler,Thomas (2020). Visual Exploration Area in Neglect: A new analysis Method for Video-Oculography Data based onFoveal Vision.Frontiers in neurology, 13, S. 1412. Frontiers Media S.A. 10.3389/fnins.2019.01412. Rodriguez, Ingrid; Buitrago-Garcia, Diana; Simancas-Racines, Daniel; Zambrano-Achig, Paula; Del Campo,Rosa; Ciapponi, Agustin; Sued, Omar; Martinez-García, Laura; Rutjes, Anne; Low, Nicola; Bossuyt, Patrick M; Perez-Molina, Jose A; Zamora, Javier (2020). False-negative results of initial RT-PCR assays for COVID-19: A systematic review.PLoS ONE, 15(12), e0242958. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0242958. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242958The Domain of Emotion: Neurofunctional Correlates of Affect-Related Personality during Social FacePerceptionThesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik and Prof. Dr. Daniel FreemanDecember 17Kaspar Küng PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)Bern University of Applied SciencesMedication Errors in a Swiss University Hospital and the Effect of an Electronically Assisted MedicationPreparation and Medication Administration System on Medication Errors (Project e-RAMIS)Chimbetete, Cleophas; Mudzviti, Tinashe; Shamu, Tinei (2020). Profile of elderly patients receiving antiretroviraltherapy at Newlands Clinic in 2020: A cross-sectional study.Southern African journal of HIV medicine, 21(1), S.1164. Health and Medical Publishing Group 10.4102/sajhivmed.v21i1.1164. lla, Severin; Kyrou, Alexandra; Maissen, Norina; Klöppel, Stefan; Strik, Werner; Nissen, Christoph; Huwendiek,Sören (2020). Entrustment Decisions and the Clinical Team: A Case Study of Early Clinical Students (In print).Medical education Wiley 10.1111/medu.14432. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.14432Klink, Katharina; Paßmann, Sven; Kasten, Florian H.; Peter, Jessica (2020). The Modulation of Cognitive Performance with Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation: A Systematic Review of Frequency-Specific Effects.BrainSciences, 10(12) MDPI 10.3390/brainsci10120932. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10120932Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jürg Schmidli and Prof. Dr. David SchwappbachMendoza, Yuly; Cocciolillo, Sila; Murgia, Giuseppe; Chen, Tianyan; Margini, Cristina; Sebastiani, Giada; Berzigotti,Annalisa (2020). Noninvasive Markers of Portal Hypertension Detect Decompensation in Overweight or ObesePatients With Compensated Advanced Chronic Liver Disease.Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, 18(13),3017-3025.e6. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.04.018. http://dx.doi.or

The GHS is strategically run by the executive board with members from the two faculties and the expert committees. The GHS has three expert committees covering a wide spectrum of research approaches and methods: in preventive and social medicine, public health, medical education, psychology, reha