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Faculty of Medicine at the University of Turku Confers Five Honorary Doctors in Its Ceremonial Conferment in the Spring


The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Turku organises a ceremonial conferment of doctoral degrees on 25–27 May 2023. Five honorary doctors will be conferred in the ceremony. They will receive title of the honorary doctor for their scientific merits, collaboration with the Faculty, and their impact on society.

Health through Research: Orthopaedic Research Develops First-rate Care and Keeps Us Going 


Where top-level research is conducted, the patients also receive first-rate care. Patients’ interest is also based on this same logic when they are selecting a hospital. In the joint orthopaedic research unit of the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, new and improved methods are developed, which in turn benefits the patients of Tyks Orto – a top-level medical clinic focusing on injuries and diseases of the body's musculoskeletal system. The latest research results from this spring are interesting also to implant manufacturers all over the world.

Adverse Cardiovascular Risk Factor Profile from Childhood to Midlife Associates with Poor Cognitive Performance


A Finnish study coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku shows that exposure to cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, elevated serum cholesterol, and obesity, from childhood to midlife are associated with poor cognitive performance in midlife. Importantly, the worse the cardiovascular risk factor profile and the higher the number of the risk factors was, the poorer cognitive performance was observed.

Sleep Research Centre

The Sleep Research Centre is a multidisciplinary research group, which is reflected in the topics of the academic dissertations. There are several ongoing research projects in co-operation with other Finnish and international research groups. 

Adolescent Psychiatry

Adolescent Psychiatry offers studies in the specialty of youth psychiatry for undergraduate students as well as postgraduate professional education for physicians specialising in the field. Undergraduate studies in adolescent psychiatry are provided as part of the course curriculum for psychiatry during the spring term of the fourth year of studies.