CTU Bern

Peter Jüni is the new professor of primary health care in Bern


ISPM Director, Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni, will be leaving to become the new chair of primary health care and director of the Bernese Institute of Primary Health Care (Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin, BIHAM) on 1st December, 2014. Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger will resume the post of ISPM Director. We wish them both well.

The Department of Teaching and Research Management at Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern created the full professorship of primary health care at BIHAM. BIHAM’s training and education programme aims to identify and communicate best practice in medicine and motivate young physicians to pursue a career as general practitioners. Research at BIHAM centres around primary health care provided by general practitioners.

BIHAM will develop and carry out projects with general practitioners in the region. The research programme will investigate both existing and new diagnostic tests and treatments to broaden and strengthen the evidence base for first-line clinical practice. The first research projects will look at cancer screening programmes, treatment of uncomplicated infections and therapy of osteoarthritis related pain.

Prof. Jüni trained as a physician at the University of Bern and has an international reputation for his methodological work in clinical epidemiology and for clinical research on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular- and musculoskeletal disorders.