Giske Ursin

Professor II
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Academic interests

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Genetic Epidemiology

Courses taught

  • ERN 2110 - Public nutrition and epidemiology
  • ERN 3220 - Nutrition and cancer
  • ERN 4321 - World nutrition situation
  • UiO - Problem based learning (PBL) sessions

Background

EDUCATION

  • 1992: (PhD) Epidemiology, Univ. of California at Los Angeles
  • 1987: (cand.med.) Univ. of Bergen
  • 1985: (MPH) Epidemiology, Univ. of California at Los Angeles

POSITIONS HELD

  • 2013-present: Professor II, Dept. of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo
  • 2011-present: Director, The Cancer Registry of Norway - inst. of population-based cancer research,
  • 2011-present: Professor Emerita, Dept of Preventive Med., University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine
  • 2009-2010: Professor w/tenure, Dept. of Preventive Med., USC School of Medicine (leave of absence, 2009-2010)
  • 2001-2013: Professor, Dept. of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Univ. of Oslo (leave of absence 2005-8/2008, 12/2010-2013)
  • 2001-2009: Associate Prof. w/tenure, Dept. of Preventive Med., USC School of Medicine (leave of absence 2001-2004, and 2008-2009)
  • 1998-2001: Ass. Prof, Dept. of Preventive Med., USC School of Medicine
  • 1997-1998: Ass. Prof. of Research, Dept. of Preventive Med., USC School of Medicine
  • 1995-1997: Research Ass. Prof., Dept. of Preventive Med., USC School of Medicine
  • 1992-1995: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Preventive Med., USC School of Medicine
  • 6-9/1990 & 9/1991: Visiting Scientist, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1984-1986: Research Fellow, Dept. of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Univ. of Bergen

Awards

  • 2004: Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and letters, Natural Sciences Division (Group 7: Medical Sciences)

Selected other positions held

  • 1999 - present: Member, Editorial Board, Breast Cancer Research, Associate Editor from 2016-
  • 2011 - 2013: Member, Steering Group, Molecular Epidemiology Group, America Assoc. For Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2011 - 2015: Norwegian National Council for Quality Improvement and Priority Setting in Health Care 
  • 2011- present: Board member, Association of Nordic Cancer Registries (ANCR), President 2012 & 2017
  • 2013 - present: Member, Partnership Against Cancer (Norwegian Directorate of Health)
  • 2015 - present: Member, Scientific Council, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
  • 2016 - present: Vice Chair, Scientific Council, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
  • 2016 - present: Member, Steering Group, National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium, USA
Tags: Cancer, Genetic and epidemiology
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified Jan. 4, 2017 10:18 PM

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