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Philippe Vanhems

Philippe Vanhems graduated as Medical Doctor from Nancy Medical School in 1992. He accomplished his internship in Epidemiology and Public Health and integrated the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Geneva University Hospitals in 1988-1991. He received a grant from the National Swiss Research Foundation to complete his PhD training in Public Health at the University of Montreal, graduating in 1998. He worked as an academic scientist at the University of New South Wales and the National Center for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical research in Sydney (Australia), and for the program of infectious diseases of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle (USA). In 1997 he moved to the Lyon University Hospitals, at the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Infection Control. Since 2003 he is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1. He is currently the Head of the Epidemiology and Infection Control Department at Lyon University Hospitals. He leads a research group focused on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in collaboration with the International Center of Research in Infectiology (CIRI) and is also involved in several vaccine-related projects in a French research network (I-REIVAC). He published more than 300 international articles. In 2016, he received a prize dedicated to public health (Prix Référence Santé) from the French National Academy of Medicine.

Ibolya Nyulasi

Professor Ibolya Nyulasi is the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Alfred Health, Melbourne Australia. Alfred Health is a multi-campus health service that includes a large quaternary teaching hospital with a major trauma, burns services and a 45 bed ICU. It also has a comprehensive cancer program including radiotherapy and bone marrow… Continue Reading

Internships in Image Processing for Biomedical Images

The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI is a research institute devoted to disease prevention in which highly experienced epidemiologists, biostatisticians and applied mathematicians work together. iPRI has unparalleled experience in epidemiological research and macro health planning with a record of delivering real health and economic value to a range of public and private sources… Continue Reading

Aïda Ben Brahim

Aïda Ben Brahim grew up in Lyon, France. She has a general university studies diploma in Foreign Languages and Civilization. She continued her studies at the Peyrefitte School in Lyon to become a travel agent. Following these studies, she worked in as a travel agent, administrative assistant and switchboard operator. She joined iPRI as Receptionist… Continue Reading

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO)

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) Lyon, 1 February 2017 – Today, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), represented by the Chair of the Board, Jolanta Bilińska.… Continue Reading

Articles published in 2017

Boniol M, Koechlin A, Sorahan T, Jakobsson K, Boyle P. Cancer incidence in cohorts of workers in the rubber manufacturing industry first employed since 1975 in United Kingdom and Sweden. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jan 6. pii: oemed-2016-103989. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2016-103989. [Epub ahead of print][PMID:28062833] Cruz Vargas de Leon and Alberto d’Onofrio. Global Stability of Infectious… Continue Reading

Articles published in 2016

Mullie P, Pizot C, Autier P. Daily milk consumption and all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 2016 Dec 8;16(1):1236. [PMID:27927192] d’Onofrio A. Spatio-temporal epidemic models and public health: Comment on “Pattern transitions in spatial epidemics: Mechanisms and emergent properties” by Gui-Quan Sun et… Continue Reading

Tanning booths and melanoma in France

On 12-13 March 2015, Professor Mathieu Boniol, Vice-President of Biostatistics at iPRI, participated in the 17th National Days of Photodermatologie organised by the French Society of Dermatology. Professor Boniol presented a terrifying balance: each year 203 melanoma cases are attributed to the use of tanning booths in France. Below is the article published on 25 March… Continue Reading

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness (SIVE)

Each year, influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality, particularly in people aged ≥65 years and those with underlying serious comorbidities. In the USA, for example, it has been estimated that influenza is responsible for 186,000 excess hospitalisations and 44,000 excess deaths at a cost of $87B per year. In England, influenza-related mortality is estimated to… Continue Reading


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