Research in the Institute of Clinical Medicine

Institute of Clinical Medicine provides education and research in 21 academic subjets, which widely cover specialities of clinical medicine.

See the research of the academic subjects - click below "Read more about research group".

Prolonged cough research group

A research group led by professor Heikki Koskela

Our group investigates the prevalence, risk factors, mechanisms, diagnostics, and prognosis of prolonged cough. The group started in 1999 and has published over 40 original publications about the topic.

Heart surgery imaging

Group leader
Marja Hedman
MD, PhD, Professor, Cardiologist

marja.hedman (at) kuh.fi
Heart Center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Clinical Imaging Center, Department of Clinical Radiology
Kuopio University Hospital, P.O. BOX 100, FIN-70029,...

Pain Neuromodulation Group

Chronic pain is common and confers a substantial burden on individuals, employers, healthcare systems and society in general. One in five Europeans are estimated to suffer from chronic pain – in Finland prevalence is 19-48%. Chronic pain is associated with much physical and psychological co-morbi...

Irene Karhunen

Financial Secretary , Financial Services/On-site administrative services of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Molecular Pathology and Genetics of Cancer

We study the etiology and pathogenesis of malignant diseases with a special emphasis on the histopathologic, molecular pathologic and genetic/genomic factors. Profound collaboration between several research groups at the UEF and Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) as well as with our national and in...

Tarja Kokkola

Quality Coordinator , Institute of Clinical Medicine

Molecular Medicine

World leading laboratory in cardiovascular and malignant glioma gene therapy. Main focus of the research is on the development of new gene drugs, translational research and phase I/II human clinical trials.

Anu Ruusunen

University Lecturer , Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition

Interventional Radiology Study Group

Interventional radiology is one of the most rapidly developing areas of clinical medicine and an example of the trends in modern medicine: accurate and minimally invasive therapy by using modern imaging guidance. The most important applications are therapies for atherosclerotic cardiovascular dis...