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Dr. Marjo-Ritta Jarvelin, International Speaker Seminar Series
September 14, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CIHR STAGE International Speaker Seminar Series proudly presents
Dr. Marjo-Ritta Jarvelin
Divisional Director of Postgraduate Studies
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health
Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
Talk title: Genetics of Early Growth
Dr. Jarvelin is Professor in Public Health and Lifecourse Epidemiology, affiliated at Imperial College London, UK, but holds a part-time professorship both at the National Institute of Health and Welfare and at the University of Oulu in Finland. She has been running large‑scale population based studies for over 25 years, and has been working on the genetic and early life environmental origins of multi‑factorial diseases/disorders in close collaboration with many internationally well-known institutions, groups, and networks.
She is a director of the widely acknowledged Northern Finland Birth Cohort (NFBC) Research Program (about 20,000 subjects, born in 1966 and 1986), and has an active role in research training as a Director of Postgraduate Studies at School of Public Health, Imperial College London. Professor Jarvelin has published over 440 original papers and supervised 21 PhDs and many other postgraduate theses.