Event for the promotion of breastfeeding

Posted on: 18/11/2019

On Saturday, November 2nd 2019, on the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week, an event for the promotion of breastfeeding was organised in Athens by the Municipality of Attica with the scientific coordination of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS). The theme was “Breastfeeding: a warm embrace, a healthy way of life”. During the event, the public was informed about the multiple benefits of breastfeeding. Pregnant women and new mothers discussed their concerns and took advice from experienced pediatricians and midwives. Leaflets and other material were distributed. On behalf of DHEMS, Associate Professor Vicky Benetou, MD, pediatrician, was scientifically responsible for the event, with the support of two MSc students of the Department, Dr. Katerina Niforou, MD and Ms. Kristallia Niforou, nutritionist-dietitian.

The event was further supported by the Hellenic Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine and the NGO “Friends of Breastfeeding”.

Greek ELIDEK Scholarship awarded to doctoral candidate at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

Ανάρτηση: 08/11/2019

In the context of the “2nd Round of the Greek ELIDEK Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates”, Dr. Charalampos Siotos, MD, a doctoral student at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS), was awarded a scholarship for his dissertation on “Predictors and prognostic factors of surgical management/reconstruction in patients with breast cancer.” The aim of the thesis is the identification of factors that influence choices of surgical/reconstruction treatment among breast cancer patients, as well as study of the effect of treatment choices on the survival of these patients. The thesis is conducted at DHEMS in collaboration with the Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It is supervised by Prof. P. Lagiou and Assoc. Professors A Naska (DHEMS) and G.D. Rosson (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine).

Seminar by Dr. Nicola Orsini, Assoc. Prof. of Medical Statistics at Karolinska Institutet: «Connecting the observed data is not a dose-response meta-analysis»

Posted on: 30/10/2019

On October 29, 2019, Dr. Nicola Orsini, Assoc. Professor of Medical Statistics at the Dept. of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, visited the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS) and gave a seminar entitled: “Connecting the observed data is not a dose-response meta-analysis”. In his presentation, Dr. Orsini introduced the framework for conducting dose-response metaanalyses, focusing on the challenges of selecting the appropriate dose-response model. Dr. Orsini’s visit was in the context of his collaboration with Dr. Androniki Naska (Assoc. Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology at DHEMS) in an EU-funded research project on applying dose-response metanalytic methods to summarize the evidence generated by dietary intervention studies.