In the canton of Lucerne, 15% of the adult population were infected with the coronavirus and developed antibodies against SARS-Cov-2. These are the preliminary results of the national «Corona Immunitas» study, which is coordinated by the «Swiss School of Public Health» and carried out in the canton of Lucerne by the University of Lucerne in cooperation with the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (LUKS).
How many people have already been infected with the Corona virus in the Canton of Lucerne? Researchers from the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine together with the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital want to find out as part of a national study.
The "Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force" advises the authorities in connection with the corona pandemic. Now Prof. Dr. Stefan Boes, Professor of Health Economics, has been appointed as a member of the expert group "Economics".
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the University of Lucerne realized a guided tour through the city of Lucerne. In an informative and entertaining way, this tour presents important milestones in the rocky road that led to the founding of the University on October 1, 2000.
An international team under the co-lead of members of the University of Lucerne have developed recommendations for the surveillance of cancer-related fatigue. These recommendations will contribute to improving health and quality of life of survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancers.
The first Dr. sc. will soon be awarded in the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine. Next Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Julia Bänziger, the first PhD student in the new PhD program, will defend her doctoral thesis.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Boes has been elected to the Executive Committee of the EuHEA (European Health Economics Association) on 10 July 2020 for an initial term of office of three years.
Kathryn Dawson-Townsend won the SSPH+ "Best published PhD Article Award” 2020.
Given the recent developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 the University of Lucerne will go digital as of March 16. The continuous functioning of the University is guaranteed. This includes research, teaching, executive education and administrative services.
The Lucerne Summer School in Health Econometrics aims to bring together PhD students and senior lecturers in applied health economics and econometrics to discuss recent developments in the field and exchange ideas in an informal setting.
Date: June 8-10, 2020