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Seminars and midway evaluations

The CIH Research School will host several seminars and midway evaluations each month. Please see the overview below.

2018

Autumn 2018

Date

Time

Room

Presenter

Title

Chair

Opponent

 

 

 

 

 

5 September

 

 

14:00-15:00

 

 

Webinar

 

 

CISMAC

 

Training research staff for community-based early childhood development studies: Experience from rural Pakistan

 

 

Munera Rasheed

 

 

NA

 

 

15:00-16:30

 

 

3rd floor

 

 

Susanna Höök

Midterm seminar: mHealth and new ways to support performance and decision- making during neonatal resuscitation

 

 

Bente Moen

Guthe, Hans Jørgen

External:
Rettedal, Siren Irene

19 September

13:00-14:00

244

 

Akeza Awealom

Dust exposure among particleboard workers in Ethiopia

 

Ana Lorena Ruano

 

B.E. Hollund

 

 

 

3 October

 

 

11:00-12:30

 

 

244

 

 

CISMAC

The importance and challenges of achieving high sensitivity and specificity in outcome assessment in randomized controlled trials.

Ranadeep Chowdhury, Catherine Schwinger, Halvor Sommerfelt

 

 

NA

13:00-14:00

244

Journal club

TBA

Ana Lorena Ruano

 

 

17 October

 

13:00-14:00

 

244

 

Marte Haaland

 

TBA

Karen Marie/Astrid Blystad

 

Joar Svanemyr

24 October

13:00-14:30

244

Alberto Cimadeamore

Noel Keenlyside,

Sustainability Science: a tool toaddress global challenges

Ana Lorena Ruano

NA

       

 

 

   

 

 

 

31 October

 

13:00-14:30

 

244

Alberto Cimadeamore Noel Keenlyside,

Sustainability Science Applications: climate services

 

Bente Moen

 

NA

 

1 November

 

10:00-11:30

 

244

 

Sabira Tasheen

 

Midterm seminar:

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Sverre Lehman, Ass prof K2, UiB (before lunchtime)

Bente Moem

 

 

7 November

 

 

11:00-12:30

 

 

244

 

 

CISMAC

Low birth weight contributes to adverse outcomes even beyond the neonatal period – suggestions for health policy reforms and background for new CISMAC study to promote linear growth in young children.

 

 

Ravi P. Upadhyay

 

 

NA

14 November

13:00-14:00

244

Journal Club

TBA

Ana Lorena Ruano

 

 

 

28 November

 

13:00-13:35

 

244

 

Israel Paul

Effects of occupational noise exposure

among Tanzanian iron and steel workers (Supervisor: Bente)

 

Bernt Lindtjørn

 

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

13:45-14:30

244

Christine Ødegaard

Midterm seminar

Ingunn Engebretsen

 

 

5 December

 

11:00-12:30

 

244

 

CISMAC

Randomization of cluster randomized trials. Experiences from the randomization of the current CISMAC trials.

 

Hans Steinsland

 

NA

12 December

13:00-14:00

244

Andrea Melberg

TBA

Bjarne Robberstad

 

SPRING 2018

Time: Wednesday, at 1400-15 00 (unless stated otherwise below).

Location:  Meeting room 343, Centre for International Health, 3rd floor Jektiviksbakken 31 (unless stated otherwise below) *Webinars are held in CIH room 240

**for more complete data please check the .pdf (last updated 12.3.2018)

Date

Time

Presentation

 

Topic

Evaluators/

Responsible

Chair

Location

24 January

 

14 – 15 00

Akeza Awealom

Midway evaluation: Dust exposure and associated respiratory health problems among particleboard workers in Ethiopia

Bjørg Eli Hollund Hallgeir Kismul

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

31 January

 

14 – 15 00

Rune J Krumsvik,

Mixed Methods Research

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

7 February

 

14 – 15 00

Regina Küfner Lein

Efficient searching with Pubmed

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

14 February

 

14 – 15 00

 

No seminar

 

 

 

21 February

 

14 – 15 00

 

No seminar

 

 

 

 

28 February

14 – 15 00

Amani Thomas Mori

Projected Public Health and Economic Impact of Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention for Children Under the Age of 5 Years in sub-Saharan Africa: A mathematical modeling study

 

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

7 March

 

14 – 15 00

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

How an editor thinks

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

14 March

Tentative date

14 – 15 00

Angela Akol

Of Parts and Wholes: The system effects of child and adolescent mental Health training in Uganda

 

Hallgeir Kisul

Meeting room 343

20 March

Postponed until Sept.

14 – 15 00

Faustin Kitetele Ndolumingu

Midway evaluation: Mental health and HIV disclosure process among children: Studies from Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

28 March

 

 

Easter holiday

 

 

 

4 April

11-

Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy

Topic: How to secure high quality RCT implementation

 

CISMAC Webinar

CIH 240

4 April

14 – 15 00

Lungowe, Sitali

Midway evaluation: Malaria species distribution, diagnosis and Plasmodium falciparum artemesin resistance in Southern Zambia

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker Audun Nerland

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

11 April

14 – 15 00

 

To be announced

 

 

 

16 to 17 April

Tentative dates

14 – 15 00

 

Lorena Ruano

Course: Scientific paper writing, qualitative methods

 

 

 

25  April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 May

11:00 -

Halvor Sommerfelt and José C. Martines

Topic: Statistical power in RCTs: The rationale for why CISMAC studies have high statistical power and thereby precision, focusing on the distinction between no evidence of effect versus evidence of no effect and how this is important for evidence-based decision making

 

 

CISMAC Webinar

CIH 240

2 May

14 – 15 00

Marie Johanne Waatevik

Midway evaluation: Physical activity and disease prognosis in COPD patients

Birgitte Espehaug (external)Tehmina Mustafa (internal)

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

9  May

14 – 15 00

Thorkild Tylleskär

The use of graphics in research

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

16 May

14 – 15 00

Binyam Bogale

Midway evaluation: A study of Individualized Automated Feedback for Behavior Change Communication for Women Registered within Electronic Registries for Maternal and Child Health

 

 

Halgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

23 May

14 – 15 00

 

 

 

 

 

30 May

14 – 15 00
 

Usha Dhingra,

Midway evaluation Evaluation of chlorhexidine cord care in first 10 days among newborns in Pemba Island on neonatal mortality and

cord Infections

 

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

6 June

11:00

Josephine Tumuhamye –School of >Public Health - Makerere University, Uganda

TBA

 

CISMAC Webinar

CIH 240

6 June

14 – 15 00
 

Josephine Tumuhamye,

Midway evaluation: Etiology of umbilical infection, severe bacterial illness, antibiotic resistance and associated risk factors in Newborns in Lira district, Northern Uganda

 

Hallgeir Kismul

Meeting room 343

13 June

14 – 15

Luckson Dullie

Contribution of family medicine to improving health systems in Africa

 

 

 

11 to 21 June

 

Bergen Summer Research School

 

Common courses – to be announced (BSRS: http://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs )

 

 

 

2017

 Autumn 2017

 

Time: Every Wednesday,  at 1400-1545 unless stated otherwise below.

Location:  Meeting room 343, Centre for International Health, 3rd floor Jussbygg II, Jekteviksbakken 31

Date

Time

Presentation

 

Topic

Evaluators/

Responsible

Location

Wednesday

13. September

 

1400-1500

H. Kismul

Literature seminar: Use of STROBE statement. During seminar an article will be presented and  STROBE statement will be used to assess the article

H. Kismul

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

20. September

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

 

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

27. September

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

 

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

4. October

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

 

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

11. October

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

Bente

Moen

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

18. October

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

H. Kismul

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

25. October

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

H. Kismul

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

1. November

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

H. Kismul

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

8. November

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

Bente

Moen

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

15. November

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

 

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

22. November

1400-1500

PhD candidates

Literature seminar

H. Kismul

Meeting room CIH  343

Wednesday

29. November

09-

1600

PhD candidates

Writing a qualitative scientific paper

Karen Marie Moland H.Kismul

Scandic hotel

Thursday

30 November

09-1600

PhD candidates

Writing a qualitative scientific paper

Karen Marie Moland H.Kismul

Scandic hotel

Wednesday

6. December

1400-1545

Linda Kampata

Midway evaluation

Ingvild Sandøy

Meeting room CIH  343

Thursday

7. December

09-18

PhD Candidates

Presentation skills seminar at Alver Hotel, Alversund

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

Alver Hotel,

Alversund

Friday

8.December

09-18

PhD candidates

Presentation skills seminar at Alver Hotel, Alversund

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

Alver Hotel

Alversund

 

 

2016

PhD seminars - Autumn 2016

Time: Every or every second Wednesday, normally at 1400-1545 (incl. 15 min break), unless stated otherwise below.

Location: The Palace for regular meetings – Midway evaluations are in the assembly area at CIH, 5ht floor.

 

We ask you to attend dissertations as well, to learn about the dissertation systems/ academic discussion.

Date

Time

Presentation

 

Responsible

Location

Wednesday 24.08

 

1400-1545

How to make attendance at dissertations more useful – both when you are the candidate and the audience

Planning the semester/participants- tasks

Prof. B.E. Moen

 

Meeting room, The Palace

Monday 29.08

 

Dissertation day for Solomon Tessema Memirie

See special information coming two weeks  beforehand

Monday 05.09

 

Dissertation day for Mesay Hailu

See special information coming two weeks on beforehand

Wednesday 07.09

 

 

 

1400-1500

Midway evaluation:

Candidate -Tormod Rebnord

Supervisor –Anne K Daltveit

Committee: Professors

I. Engebretsen and SG Hinderaker

 

Assembly area, CIH 5th floor

Wednesday 14.09

1400-1500

Midway evaluation:

Candidate: Anselme Simeon Sanou

Supervisor: Thorkild Tylleskär

Committee:

 

 

Assembly area, CIH 5th floor

Friday 16.09

 

Dissertation day for Seifu Hagos

Dissertation day for Sheila Monde Mwangala

See special information coming two weeks beforehand

Wednesday 21.09

1400-1545

Program - Introductions

Prof. SG Hinderaker

Meeting room, The Palace

Friday  23.09

 

 

Dissertation day for Richard Banda

 

See special information coming two weeks beforehand

Wednesday 28.09

1400-1500

Midway evaluation:

Candidate -Simon Kibira

Supervisor – Ingvild Sandøy

Committee:

 

 

Assembly area, CIH 5th floor

Wednesday  05.10

1400-1545

Program – Material & methods

Researcher A. Johannessen

Meeting room, The Palace

Wednesday 19.10

 

1400-1545

Program – Qualitative studies

Prof. KM Moland

Meeting room, The Palace

Wednesday 

02-03/11

 

 

Special seminar: Poster presentation skills

 

Cancelled - moved to March 2017

Professors Moen and Hinderaker

Adm. Koldal

Hotel Alver

Transport plan will be made

Wednesday  16.11

1400-1545

Program – Results

Prof. B. Robberstad (?)

Meeting room, The Palace

Wednesday 30/11

1400-1545

Program -Discussion

Cancelled

Prof. IM Engebretsen

Meeting room, The Palace

Wednesday  14.12

1400-1545

Program - Dissemination for the public

Cancelled

TBA

M.Solheim/Drønen

Meeting room, The Palace

 

 

 

 

 

PhD seminars - Spring 2016

Time: Every or every second Wednesday, normally at 1400-1545 (incl. 15 min break), unless stated otherwise below.

Location: CIH 5th floor assembly area unless otherwise stated below

 

 

Date

Time

Presentation

 

Responsible

27/1

 

 

 

1400-1530

 

 

Welcome to the CIH research school

Submission of a paper The review process

Bente E. Moen

Esperance Kashala Abotnes

3/2

1400-1530

To write the introduction of a paper

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

17/2

 

1400 -1430

Agreement

Bente E. Moen

2/3

 

1400-1530

Material and methods of a paper

Manuscript/protocol text from Jasmin, Winnie and Catherine

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

5-6/3

Mountain symposium:  Oral presentation skills (10 PhD candidates are selected for this)

Location: Vatnahalsen Hotel  Teachers: Hinderaker/Engebretsen/Moen/Amurwon+Koldal

16/3

 

1400-1500

To write results in a quantitative paper

Manuscript/protocol text from  Agnes

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

16/3

1500-1600

Midway evaluation:

Jørn Blume “Challenges in daily infant peri-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to HIV-exposed uninfected infants during breastfeeding».

Evaluators: Lindtjørn, Kjome

Supervisor: Tylleskär

Thursday 17/3

 

1400-1545

Midway evaluations:

Shallo Hamusse Daba: Improving tuberculosis control in Ethiopia

Taye Gari: Association between malaria, anaemia, malnutrition, and insecticide bed nets use among children in south central Ethiopia

Evaluators:

Hinderaker, Moen

Supervisor: Lindtjørn

6/4

1400-1530

Tables and figures

Manuscripts from Catherine and Jobiba

Esperance Kashala Abotnes

Thursday 14/4

1400-1500

Midway evaluation: A. Hailu

Evaluators:Aakvik, KA Johansson

Supervisor: Robberstad

27/4

 

1400-1530

To write results in a qualitative paper

Manuscript from Jovita

Karen Marie Moland

29/4 Dissertation Himalaya Parajuli: Role of integrin alfa11 in oral carcinogenesis.

1015 Trial lecture, 1215 Defence. Location: Cavum, Odontology Building. Supervisors: D. Costea, AC Johannessen, D. Gullberg.

Thursday 12/5

 

 

 

 

 

1400-1500

Midway evaluation Leila Katiray

Title: Understanding the barriers and facilitators surrounding the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade in selected countries in SubSaharan Africa.

Evaluators: (coming)

 

Supervisors: T. Tylleskär, KM Moland

25/5

1400-1530

Analysis of your data

Data set from Catherine and Jobiba

Bernt Lindtjørn

1/6

 

1400-1500

1500-1600

Midway:

 a)Melissa Jørstad

b)Janne Gjerde

a)Evaluators:

1. Sven Hinderaker- SIH

2. Tomas Mikal Lind Eagan

Supervisor: Mustafa

b) Evaluators

1. Steinar Hunskaar

2. K.M. Moland

Supervisor: A. Blystad

14/6 Dissertation Andrew Kilale: Mycobacteria in Tanzania: Risk of disease among agropastoralists and programmatic challenges on investigation of cases needed re-treatment. Supervisor: S.G. Hinderaker

 


  

 

2015

 

Date

Time

Presentation

 

Presenter/ Chair /Evaluators

Location

Wednesday  26.08

1400

Practical information – Welcome-sign in

Prof. B.E. Moen

 

 

1415-1545

How to structure a PhD thesis

Prof. B. Lindtjørn

 

Tuesday  01.09

 

 

1330-1430

Midway evaluation

David Rutagwera

Chair: Prof. B. Lindtjørn

Evaluators:  Professors B. Lindtjørn and Birgitta Åsjø

 

Wednesday 14.09

1400-1545

Writing material and methods

Prof.Ingunn Engebretsen

 

Wednesday  23.09

 

1400-1545

Writing an introduction

Prof.Sven G Hinderaker

 

Wednesday  07.10

1400-1545

Writing results on qualitative data

Prof. Karen Marie Moland

 

Wednesday 14.10

 

1400-1500

Midway evaluation

Eric Some

 

To be decided

 

 

Wednesday  21.10

1400-1545

Writing a discussion

Prof.Sven G Hinderaker

 

Wednesday 28.10

 

1400-1545

Writing results on quantitative data

Prof. Bjarne Robberstad

 

Wednesday  04.11

 

 

1400-1545

Submission of a paper

The review process

Postdoc Esperance Kashala Abotnes

 

Wednesday  18.11

1300-1500

Communicating scientific results to the public (CIH staff will also be invited)

Sverre Drønen and Marion Solheim

 

25-26/11

Start 0900 25/11

End 26/11

1400

Seminar: Presentation skills

Poster presentations- specific program will come

 

 

Professors Bernt, Ingunn, Sven G, Bjarne?, Karen Marie, Bente and Esperance

 

Adm. Gunhild

Hotel Alver

Transport plan will be made

Wednesday  16.12

1400-1500

Open for potential Midways

 

 

 

Students planned for Midway evaluation:

 

-David Rutagwera (Tylleskär): Cell-associated viral reservoirs and the risk of HIV-1 transmission through breast milk

-E. Some (Tylleskär/Engebretsen) Breastfeeding patterns and mothers' health in an HIV context in Sub Saharan Africa

 
 

 

PhD Seminars - Spring 2015 (Draft 14th of Jan 2015)  

Date

Time

Presentation

 

Responsible

Wednesday  14.Jan

1400-1530

To write the introduction of a paper

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

Wednesday  28.Jan

 

1400 -1530

a)To find a title of a paper

b)To create a scientific environment

Bente E. Moen

Wednesday  11.Feb

 

1400-1530

Submission of a paper

The review process

Esperance Kashala Abotnes

20-21/2

Mountain symposium:  Oral presentation skills (separate plan will come)

Wednesday 25. Feb

 

1400-1530

To write material and methods of a paper

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

Wednesday  11.March

 

1400-1530

How to write for the public

e.g. make an internet text

Bente E. Moen

Therese Istad

 

Monday 16.March

 

1400

Midway evaluation

Leila Katiray?

Chair: EKA?

Wednesday  25.March

 

1400-1530

To write results in a quantitative paper

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

Wednesday  15.April

 

1400-1530

To write results in a qualitative paper

Karen Marie Moland

Wednesday  29.April

1400-1530

Tables and figures

Esperance Kashala Abotnes

Wednesday  13.May

 

1400-1530

To write the discussion of a paper

Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

Wednesday  27. May

 

1400

Midway evaluation

Nina Dalen

Chair: BEM

Wednesday 10. June

1400

Midway evaluation

 

Wednesday 24.June

1400

Midway evaluation (if needed)

 

2014

Date

Time

Presentation

Chairs /evaluators

Location

Wednesday  20.08

1400

How to structure a PhD thesis

Prof. B. Lindtjørn

Seminar room 2nd floor, 234

Wednesday  27.08

 

1400

What is a good scientific presentation

Prof. B. Lindtjørn supported by professors Hinderaker, Moland

Auditorium Cavum

Odontology building

Wednesday  03.09

 

 

1400

Midway evaluation:

Vundli Ramokolo (van den Broeck, Chhaggan)

Evaluators:

Rolv Skjærven, Ingvild Sandøy

Seminar room 2nd floor, 234 (Skype)

Wednesday 10.09

 

 

1330

Midway evaluation:

Barbara Kirunda (vd. Broeck/Tylleskär/Moland)

Evaluators:

Jutta Dierks, Ingunn Engebretsen

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

 

 

1415

Midway evaluation:

Temsunaro Rongsen-Chandola (T.Strand)

Evaluators:

Sven G Hinderaker, Ram Chandyo

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  17.09

 

1400

Presentation by PhD student Sudha Basnet

Anne Hatløy/BE Moen

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  24.09

 

 

1400

Presentation by PhD student Yaliso Balla

Alemnesh Mirkuzie

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  01.10

 

 

1400

Midway evaluation:

Peter Hangoma (Robberstad)

Chair: A. Mirkuzie

Evaluators:

Jan Erik Askildsen

B.E. Moen

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  08.10

 

1400-1600

Media communication

Marion Solheim

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  15.10

1400

Presentation by PhD student Selia Ng’anjo

Tehmina Mustafa

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  22.10

 

1400

How to read a scientific paper

Sven G Hinderaker

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  29.10

 

1400

Presentation by PhD student Eric Some

BE. Moen

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday  05.11

 

 

 

1400

 

1445

Midway evaluation:

1.Sheila Mwangala (K.Fylkesnes)

2.Richard Banda (I.Sandøy/K.Fylkesnes)

Chair: BE. Moen

Evaluators:

1.Sverre Sandberg

Alemnesh Mirkuzie

2. Ingunn Engebretsen.

Alemnesh Mirkuzie 

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday 12.11

 

1400

Presentation by PhD student ?

Ingunn Engebretsen

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday 19.11

 

1400

Presentation by PhD student?

Esperance Kashala

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

Wednesday 26.11

 

1400-1600

"How to produce junk science and get it published"

Ole Bjørn Rekdal

1.molar, 2nd floor
Odontology building

Wednesday 03.12

 

 

 

 

1400

Midway evaluations:

1.Hamidad Hussain (Robberstad/Tylleskär)

2. Jobiba Chinkhumba (Bjarne Robberstad)

Evaluators: to be decided

Sentralen, 1st floor

Odontology building

10.12 – 11.12

 

Dissertation Jonas Finger

Announcement later

 

 

PhD student presentation: To train PhD students in scientific skills, you (PhD students) will be offered the possibility to present a part of your scientific work. A specific result or a specific problem should be presented – or the student can test out a planned presentation in a coming conference; the student decides. The time frame is like in conferences: Either 12 minutes, 15 minutes or 20 minutes (the student decides). We will use 10-20 minutes for the following discussion/comments. Two presentations are planned for each seminar and the seminar will be chaired by 1-2 professors.

Credits: The seminars will be defined as a course and one semester will give 1 ECTS for the PhD training component.