PhD Candidates

PhD candidates currently carrying out their research projects within the framework of the GHS are listed below.

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A

Babken Asatryan
Dept. of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Argelia Medeiros Domingo
Research project: «Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young: A Clinical Perspective»

 

B

Hallie Batschelet
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Franz Moggi
Research project: «Learning to resist the urge: Inhibition training in abstinent alcohol-dependent patients with regard to different patient characteristics»

Thomas Benz
RehaClinic, Bad Zurzach
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Achim Elfering
Research project: «Health and health-related quality of life in chronic pain patients: Evaluation of interdisciplinary rehabilitation in chronic pain»

Kathrin Susan Bieri
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Emin Aghayev
Research project: «ACL repair or replacement; follow-up and rehabilitation»

 

C

Alvin Chesham
Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation Group, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef
Research project: «Casual Tablet Video Games as Cognitive Assessment and Intervention in Healthy Older Adults and Patients with Dementia»

 

D

Jacqueline Helena de Jong-Mazairac
Dept. of Urology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, & Physio Artos
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Fiona Burkhard
Research project: «Is there variability in pelvic floor and abdominal muscle response induced by different cough and forced expiration patterns?»

 

F

Kristoffer Fehér
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Dr. med. Yosuke Morishima
Research project: «Roles of neural oscillations in brain network interactions»

Anita Feller
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kerri Clough
Research project: «Factors associated with cancer burden and patterns of treatment in Switzerland»

Julia Frey
Zentrum für Neurologie und Neurorehabilitation, Luzerner Kantonsspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Nyffeler
Research project: «Visual Attention and Response Inhibition»

Stephan Furger
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik
Research project: «Symptom Dimensions in Psychopathology: From Health to Psychosis – Dimension of Affect»

 

G

Brigitta Gahl
Clinical Trials Unit CTU
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni
Research project: «Issues in the perioperative management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery»

Luís Pedro Gomes do Carmo
Veterinary Public Health Institute, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Bern
Thesis Advisors: Dr. Ioannis Magouras, Prof. Dr. Gertraud Schüpbach
Research project: «Antimicrobial usage and resistance in food animals—temporal trends and relevance for Public Health»

Aysel Güler
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Research project: «Socio-economic position, treatment response and outcomes in HIV-infected patients starting ART in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study»

 

H

Florian Halbeisen
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia E. Kuehni
Research project: «Lung function in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia»

Eva Kathrin Hennel
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Sören Huwendiek
Research project: «Improving Residency Training with the Help of Multisource Feedback: Generation of a Model of Influencing Factors, and Development and Validation of a German Multisource Feedback Instrument»

Anneke Hertig-Godeschalk
Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes Mathis
Research project: «The assessment of vigilance, sleepiness and its related behaviour»

David Herzig
Dept. of Cardiology, Div. of Cardiovascular Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Wilhelm
Research project: «Influence of different training regimes on the recovery state of the autonomic nervous system: Transfer of findings from elite athletes to cardiac patients»

Roger Hilfiker
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni
Research project: «Determinants of disability in patients with lower limb osteoarthritis»

 

K

Sandeep Kamal
Div. of Neurpoediatrics, Inselspital, Bern Childrens' University  Hospital
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Maja Steinlin, Dr. Sebastian Grunt
Research project: «Cortical Reorganisation after Childhood Stroke»

Katharina Klink
Dept. of Geriatric Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Klöppel
Research project: «Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on associative memory formation in healthy young and elderly participants as well as in individuals with memory impairment»

Garyfallos Konstantinoudis
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ben Spycher
Research project: «Analysis of spatial clustering of childhood cancers»

Werner Krammer
Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Wiest
Research project: «Effects of serotonergic neuromodulation on behavioural recovery and motor network plasticity after cortical ischemic stroke: A longitudinal, placebo-controlled study»

Christine Krebs
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Klöppel
Research project: «Modulating the effect of different cognitive interventions with transcranial direct current stimulation in individuals with and without memory Problems»

Stefanie Kübel
Zentrum für Neurologie und Neurorehabilitation, Luzerner Kantonsspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. René Müri
Research project: «Interference with gesture control and transcallosal white matter integrity: A theta burst stimulation and diffusion tensor imaging study in apraxia after stroke»

Katharina Kunzelmann
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Research project: «Therapeutic response and neurobiological prediction markers in auditory verbal hallucinations»

 

L

Felicitas-Maria Lahner
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Sören Huwendiek
Research project: «Psychometric aspects of Multiple True-False Items and their ability to assess clinical reasoning»

Monika Leitner
Division of Health, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Annette Kuhn
Research project: «Pelvic floor muscle displacement and activity during impact activities in continent and incontinent women (PFM Impact)»

Andrea Carolin Lörwald
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Sören Huwendiek
Research project: «How to use mini-CEX and DOPS to enhance learning»

 

M

Andjela Markovic
University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. phil. Frauke Schultze-Lutter
Research project: «Sleep, Development and Psychiatry: Insights gained from quantitative EEG analyses»

Stefanie Verena Müller
Div. of Molecular Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gregor Hasler
Research project: «Neuronal correlates of catecholamine depletion in patients with bulimia nervosa off medication and healthy controls»

 

P

Rebecca Paladini
Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation Group, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Dario Cazzoli
Research project: «Interactions between attentional networks in the human brain»

Eva Sophie Lunde Pedersen
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia E. Kuehni
Research project: «Predicting asthma in children»

 

R

René Rüegg
Social Work, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Abel
Research project: «Relations between health literacy and health outcomes in multifactorial models»

 

S

Felix Schmitz
Insitute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sissel Guttormsen
Research project: «Fostering patient-centered communication in medical undergraduates: The effetiveness of economic instructional and stress-reducing methods»

David Schreier
Dept. of Neurology, Sleep-Wake-Center, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes Mathis
Research project: «Vigilance assessment and judgement of fitness-to-drive in sleepy individuals»

Natascha Schütz Hämmerli
Health; Bern University of Applied Sciences
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Aebi, PD Dr. med. Mathias Nelle
Research project: «Transition to Home after Preterm Birth: Pilot testing an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)- led Model of Transitional Care»

Rodrigo Soria Maldonado
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Cardiology
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Stefano Rimoldi
Research project: «Pulmonary Hypertension and underlying mechanism in Chronic Mountain Sickness»

Antje Stahnke
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik
Research project: «Symptom dimensions in psychopathology: From health to psychosis—Dimension of motor function disturbance»

 

T

Gerd Tinkhauser
Dept. of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. med. Michael Schüpbach
Research project: «Electrophysiological recordings to optimise deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease»

Raphaela Martina Tschümperlin
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Franz Moggi
Thesis project: «Learning to resist the urge: Inhibition training in abstinent patients with alcohol use disorders. A randomized controlled trial. Are there gender effects?»

 

V

Petra Viher
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Sebastian Walther
Research project: «Gesture deficits in schizophrenia: A combined functional MRI and diffusion imaging study of disconnectivity to investigate the neural basis of limb praxis»

 

W

Annette Weiss
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kuehni
Research project: «Ototoxicity after childhood cancer in Switzerland»

Stephanie Winkelbeiner
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Research project: «Therapeutic response and neurobiological prediction markers in auditory verbal hallucinations»

Natascha Wyss
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Julia Bohlius
Research project: «Incidence and prognosis of AIDS-defining cancers in the era of cART: Southern Africa, Europe and North America compared»

 

Z

Francilia Sabrina Zengaffinen
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik
Research project: «Symptom dimensions in psychopathology: From health to psychosis—Dimension of language and thought disturbance»

Hamoon Zohdi
Institute of Complementary Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ursula Wolf
Research project: «Effects of exposure to colored light on cerebral and systemic physiology in humans»