Pediatric Research Center
The Pediatric Research Center currently represents almost 30 research groups carrying out clinical, translational and basic research in pediatrics in the University of Helsinki, Finland. Our mission is to promote research, to communicate the latest research results to physicians, patients and the general public, and to serve as a reference guide for researchers and companies seeking academic collaboration. We warmly invite students and young physician-scientists to join our growing team!
I just returned from Shanghai where I attended a seminar for children's hospital executives. We discussed our work focusing on how to adapt to the ever increasing pace of change in healthcare. Our host was the chief of Fudan University Children’s Hospital, a brand new remarkable campus for the benefit of Chinese children and, evidently, a new source of China’s national pride. (Read more)
Multi-professional cooperation is the premise of the best possible health care. Cooperation promotes high-quality realization of holistic treatment and patient's experience of the treatment. (Read more)
After beginning my residency in pediatrics at the Children’s hospital I got fascinated about all the research projects going around. I wanted to learn to do research myself and started considering a PhD degree – the "driver’s license" to research world. I remember the first time I discussed with my future supervisor. He was talking about his previous studies and the future research plans. Although I was quite bewildered, I was fascinated and I knew I wanted to take a trip to the interesting world of science and research. (Read more)
The human development is amazing. How do small babies learn to walk, speak, behave, to control emotions, to think, and finally become adult social human beings able to love and work? (Read more)
Clinical long-term follow-up studies have been a main research interest of the pediatric surgery department of Helsinki University Children's Hospital for decades. Much of the good international academic reputation of our department is based on these studies that have produced a significant number of PhD-theses. (Read more)
Starting from January 2017, Psychology will be part of the Medical Faculty and will physically move into the Meilahti campus and Haartman Institute (H3) in early fall next year. For over 10 years, Psychology was part of the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, and before that, when I started my studies in Helsinki, part of the Faculty of Arts. Many may wonder why we are making this move and why (only) now. Psychologists themselves took the first initiative. This initiative was inspired by the profiling action of psychological and philosophical sciences in Finland that was undertaken by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture last year. Psychology in Helsinki is heavily leaning towards life sciences. Hence, the hop to Medical Faculty seems very natural. It strengthens our already existing profile in behavioral life sciences and integrates training of health care professionals into one single unit. There certainly exists much pros – and very little cons. (Read more)