The ‘Lucerne Initiative for Functioning Health and Well-being’ (LIFE) is seeking to improve health and well-being in the face of disease, injury and ageing. To achieve this, it is raising awareness of the concept of ‘functioning’ developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a new way of understanding health in society and rooting it as an indicator of health. A conference on this is taking place this week at the University of Lucerne.
An international research group led by the University of Lucerne has investigated the availability of palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care in paediatric cancer clinics across Europe. The study, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Swiss Cancer Research found a lack of capacity to provide adequate care.
An international research group led by the University of Lucerne has developed novel approaches for medical imaging. These hold great potential for an earlier diagnosis, a more precise localization and a better understanding of many human diseases.
On August 2, 2021, the book "Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease" - the first book in a series of books in collaboration with Elsevier - was published.
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.
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.