Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is unique in Finland.  We educate and train experts and professionals for several central fields of health care and well-being. We offer education in programmes of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biomedicine and health sciences (clinical nutrition, ergonomics, exercise medicine, nursing science and public health).  Our research finds solutions to global challenges relating to ageing, health and well-being. Our research activities addressing common chronic diseases in particular are of a high international standard.

Strategic research areas at the Faculty of Health Sciences

Top-level international research areas

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
  • Neurosciences

Advanced-level strong research areas

  • Translational cancer research
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

Emerging research areas

  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Bioinformatics in health sciences
  • Drug targeting technologies, focus on ocular treatments

 

 

Contact Information

Hilkka Soininen
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Role
Professor, dean
Email
hilkka.soininen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0405735749
Direct number
0294454859
Room info
Terveystieteiden tiedekunta, Mediteknia, h. 4037

Paavo Honkakoski
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Role
Professor
Email
paavo.honkakoski@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403552490
Direct number
0294454302
Room info
Kuopio Canthia 2040

Jorma Palvimo
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Role
Professor
Email
jorma.palvimo@uef.fi
GSM-number
0405910693
Direct number
0294454250
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 3191

Riikka Pellinen
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Role
Executive head of administration
Email
riikka.pellinen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403552453
Direct number
0294454123
Room info
Kuopio Mediteknia 4086