«National Action Plan for HIV»: Programmatic agreement N.K.U.A. and Ministry of Health
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«National Action Plan for HIV»: Programmatic agreement N.K.U.A. and Ministry of Health

A programmatic agreement on the Greek "National Action Plan for HIV" was signed on March 13, 2024 between the Greek Ministry of Health and the National Retrovirus Reference Center (NRRC) of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS), in the presence of the Rector of the National and...
45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) – Thessaloniki, 21-25 July 2024
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45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) – Thessaloniki, 21-25 July 2024

The 45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) will be held in July 21-25, 2024 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference is addressed to statisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians and members of other disciplines working or interested in the field of clinical biostatistics,. The Chairs of the Organizing and...
Collaboration between Harvard and NKUA
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Collaboration between Harvard and NKUA

The Rector of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Professor Gerasimos Siasos, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Harvard University and NKUA. The MoU was signed by Professor Jane J. Kim, Dean at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and Professor Nikolaos...
Project: “Design and development of an automatic detection system for epidemic outbreaks and assessment of personalized infection risk of viral hepatitis B and C and HIV Infection”
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Project: “Design and development of an automatic detection system for epidemic outbreaks and assessment of personalized infection risk of viral hepatitis B and C and HIV Infection”

The “Hippocrates – Outbreak Detection System” project has been successfully completed. The project is part of the “RESEARCH- CREATE- INNOVATIVE” action of the operational program “Competitiveness, entrepreneurs, and Innovation” and was co-funded by Greece and the EU. The project consists of a partnership between the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and...
WHO Early Career Researchers Event
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WHO Early Career Researchers Event

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WHO Online Seminar
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WHO Online Seminar

On behalf of the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (WHO NCD Office), we would like to inform you about the online seminar on Implementation Research as part of the Early Career Researchers Net event seriesand kindly invite you to join us. Please find the scope and purpose...
Invited Lecture of Prof. Androniki Naska at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Invited Lecture of Prof. Androniki Naska at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

On May 10, 2023, Prof. Androniki Naska gave a lecture on “Health impacts and recent progress on the Mediterranean Diet” to faculty and students of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the context of the Human Nutrition seminar series. The lecture was followed by an open discussion,...
Humanitarian aid to the earthquake-affected populations in Turkey and Syria
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Humanitarian aid to the earthquake-affected populations in Turkey and Syria

Responding to the NKUA’s call for humanitarian aid to the earthquake-affected populations of Turkey and Syria, faculty, staff and collaborators of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, NKUA Medical School, donated clothing, blankets, first aid and personal hygiene items. The humanitarian aid collection was organized and coordinated within...
Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) Scholarship toa PhD candidate from the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
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Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) Scholarship toa PhD candidate from the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

Ms. Vasiliki Engeli received a scholarship by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) under the “4th Call for H.F.R.I. Scholarships to PhD Candidates”. According to the Final Ranking Table of Applications submitted in the Scientific Area SA. 3. “Life Sciences (Medicine and Health Sciences)”, listed by descending total...
WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health participated in the online training course on Noncommunicable Diseases coordinated by WHO European Office
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WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health participated in the online training course on Noncommunicable Diseases coordinated by WHO European Office

From left to right: Prof. V. Benetou and Prof. A Naska The WHO Collaborating Center (CC) for Nutrition and Health at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, participated in the online training course «Training Course on Noncommunicable Diseases 2022– Surveillance, Implementation and Evaluation» coordinated by the WHO European...
EFSA and the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics join forces to manage and advance the methodology of the national Dietary Surveys in the EU
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EFSA and the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics join forces to manage and advance the methodology of the national Dietary Surveys in the EU

From left to right: K. Niforou, E. Valanou, N. Koffas and Prof. A Naska The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), following a competitive procedure, assigned to the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DEHEMS) the management of data collected through national dietary surveys in the EU Member States (MS)...
Invited lecture of Assoc Prof. Evi Samoli at Yale University
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Invited lecture of Assoc Prof. Evi Samoli at Yale University

How to Communicate Data in a Pandemic
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Webinar “COVIC-19 Vaccines: Moving Forward”
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Webinar “COVIC-19 Vaccines: Moving Forward”

On 15th January 2021, a live broadcasted webinar on "COVIC-19 Vaccines:Moving Forward" was attended by a large audience of public health professionals and students. Faculty members of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, as members also of the Hellenic Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine, served in...
Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK) Funding of project evaluated as class A by the European Research Council
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Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK) Funding of project evaluated as class A by the European Research Council

The research project entitled “Functionality and Activity of Human Endogenous Retrovirus K” which was granted an A score by the European Research Council (ERC) will be funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK) under the call for proposals “Aen Aristevein – Theodoros Papazoglou”. This call provides bridge-funding...
Lecture “The use of mathematics in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic”
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Lecture “The use of mathematics in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic”

On Wednesday, July 15th 2020 (01:15 pm), Vana Sypsa (Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) will give a lecture on the topic "The use of mathematics in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic" in a seminar organised...
WHO “Regional workshop on advancing implementation science on HIV and viral hepatitis in eastern Europe and Central Asia”
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WHO “Regional workshop on advancing implementation science on HIV and viral hepatitis in eastern Europe and Central Asia”

On February 10-11 2020, a “Regional workshop on advancing implementation science on HIV and viral hepatitis in eastern Europe and Central Asia” was organised by WHO in Berlin, Germany. . Dr. Vana Sypsa, Assoc. Professor at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics participated as an invited speaker and...
WHO organized European Conference on Screening
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WHO organized European Conference on Screening

On February 11 an 12 2020 a European Conference on Screening was organized by WHO in UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Greek Ministry of Health was represented by Prof. P. D. Lagiou and V. Benetou of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics. During the meeting, issues regarding the...
Participation of the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics in the 2nd International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology
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Participation of the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics in the 2nd International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology

On January 21-22 2020, the 2nd International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology was organised in Zurich, Switzeland by the Institute of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention of the University of Zurich. The 2nd Meeting was a follow up of the June 2018 1st International Meeting on Teaching Epidemiology, which defined 31 core...
Researchers at the Dept. of Hygiene conduct full-genome evolutionary analysis of the novel corona virus (2019-nCoV)
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Researchers at the Dept. of Hygiene conduct full-genome evolutionary analysis of the novel corona virus (2019-nCoV)

A study conducted at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS) of the School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), provided a full-genome evolutionary analysis of the novel coronoa virus (2019-nCoV), responsible for the recent epidemic which initiated in Wuhan, China. The results of the...
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