Once a year, the Participatory Science Academy awards Seed Grants for the development and/or implementation of participatory citizen science projects. Teams of academic researchers and citizens can apply for up to 40'000 CHF. For 2023, the selection committee of Citizen Science Zurich has decided to fund six projects around animal welfare, sustainability and health – two of them were applied by IfIS.
On the PhysioBib Podcast Dr Marie-Therese Schultes explains the foundations and potential applications of implementation science. Her interview – in German – with the podcast hosts Nils Reiter and Noak Liem gives a thorough overview over the topic.
You can listen to the full episode here.
In this short animated video, Prof. Dr Tobias Kowatsch gives an overview of his research into mitigating the socioeconomic inequalities in health, via lessons learned from TV.
In cooperation with the Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, the Clinical Trial Center at the University Hospital Zurich organizes a mini-series on Implementation Science. The aim is to draw attention to the relevance and application possibilities of Implementation Science in the field of clinical research. The focus of the first course is on an introduction to the topic with concrete examples, while in the second course the basics are deepened with further information on methodology, application and study design.
Petra Brysiewicz, Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing & Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa has been involved in research and education of health professionals, primarily nurses, in South Africa and Africa for 25 years.
The intensive care units participating in the FICUS trial have started recruiting family members of ICU patients from German-speaking Switzerland in June.
Prof Dr Rahel Naef will be giving her inaugural lecture on May 14th. Her talk is entitled “Health as Family Affair – A Nursing Science Perspective.” The talk is in German.
The lecture is public and will also be broadcast online.
Recent evidence on the SwissCovid app in Switzerland and digital proximity tracing (DPT) apps in an international context reveals DPT apps to be effective at mitigating non-household spread. Future pandemic management through DPT apps requires more investment in resources to advance digitalization in healthcare, educate relevant stakeholder groups and address concerns of user privacy and principles of voluntariness.
“Is Switzerland ready for Implementation Science?” - this was the motto at the IfIS launch event. The detailed report can be found on the news page of the University of Zurich Link