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Meet our colleague Ingela!

Hi Ingela!   What is your background? I started out working within cardiac care but the last 20 years I have been working as a midwife in the maternity unit at Norrland University Hospital (NUS). What do you do within the NorthPop study? I principally work with inviting expecting parents to join the NorthPop study [...]


Easter photos 2019

Happy Easter wishes to all NorthPop participants and thank you for all the wonderful Easter photos you have sent in!


Meet our colleague Charlotte!

Hi Charlotte! What is your background?  I am a midwife and a paediatric nurse and have worked with obstetric care, in the delivery room and I am currently based at the neonatal intensive care unit where we care for sick newborn children. What do you do within the NorthPop study? For NorthPop I work with informing [...]


Meet our colleague Ida!

Hi Ida! What is your background? Before I started working with NorthPop about a year ago, I worked as a journalist for 10 years, and interesting and exciting job. But after a ‘30-year old crisis’ I chose to change both my career and where I lived which resulted in dietary studies here in Umeå, followed [...]


Meet our new colleague Tobias

Hi Tobias! When did you start working here and what did you do before you joined us at NorthPop? I started working for NorthPop during autumn 2018. Before that I was studying to become a dietitian at the university, which I am also still doing. What are your main tasks within NorthPop? I work with [...]


Meet our new colleague!

We would like to welcome Katrine Lundgren to our team! Katrine is currently finishing up with her studies to become a doctor, and will be doing her dissertation here with us in NorthPop this autumn. She will be looking at data from the NorthPop project and investigating if there are any differences in health between [...]


2,000 families involved in NorthPop!

We are pleased to announce that we have reached an important target in the NorthPop study. There are now 2,000 families involved with NorthPop, meaning we are well on our way to reaching our target of 10,000! This makes about 6,000 individual participants so far in total!  The health data collected in the study is [...]


Maternal weight and infections in early childhood: a cohort study

Children born to overweight mothers are at greater risk of complications during childbirth and congenital malformations. Some minor cohort studies have shown a connection between the overweight of the mother and the risk of infection in the child. In a cohort study led by Sven-Arne Silfverdal (one of our researchers in NorthPop) it was investigated [...]



The NorthPop study is ever growing and soon we will reach 2000 families participating in the study. We have received some adorable summer inspired photos from our parents, these can be viewed using this link: http://www.northpop.se/sommarbilder2018/ Thank you for sending in your beautiful summer photos! :) We wish you a wonderful summer! 


NorthPop Workshop!

Thank you to all of you who participated in our workshop last Monday! We had some very interesting lectures that lead to some great group discussions in the afternoon. We hope this will build the foundation of some new exciting collaborations in the future. See you all next year!