Hi Suad! What is your background? In my home country I studied to become an administrator, and when I moved to Sweden I started studying Swedish at Folkuniverstitetet ‘The Short Route’ and now I have a job as an administrator for Umeå University. What do you do within the NorthPop study? Within NorthPop my [...]
A big thanks to everyone who participated in our workshop on Tuesday! There were fantastic presentations followed by very interesting discussions in the afternoon. It was clearly felt how this workshop helps strengthen current collaborations as well as create foundations for future exciting collaborations. See you again next year!
Hi Fanny! What is your background? I graduated as a nurse in summer 2015 and then started working at an infection clinic in Stockholm. Two years later I started studying to become a doctor in Umeå. During this time I have also worked at the A&E at Umeå University Hospital and now I’m working [...]
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 [...]
Happy Easter wishes to all NorthPop participants and thank you for all the wonderful Easter photos you have sent in!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]