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The non-profit foundation supports, promotes and maintains research in clinical medicine and other university-level health sciences in Turku University Hospital and its area of influence. The foundation was founded by the decision of the Council of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland on 14th October 1999.
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TYKS Foundation helped enable important further training in Canada
10 October 2022 Docent and Chief Physician Peter Boström, Director of the Administrative Branch of Urology at Turku University Hospital, has received valuable further training abroad. The TYKS Foundation supported this training with a scholarship for three years. Peter Boström decided to specialise in urology. He had specialised in surgery because of his dissertation on
André Sourander, founder and director of the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry, is a distinguished and versatile researcher of mental health problems among children and young people.
18 June 2020 The research conducted by André Sourander, Professor of Child Psychiatry, has grown into a research unit for child psychiatry consisting of 55 researchers in Turku. The unit’s achievements include the development of digital support services for children and parents that have been proven to be effective through research. They can be used
TYKS Foundation provides a wide range of support to researchers of nursing
10 October 2022 Johanna Olli, Master of Health Sciences, is preparing her doctoral dissertation on supporting the inclusion of children with disabilities. The topic emerged from her own nurse’s work with paediatric neurology patients. She sees the dissemination of research results as a duty of the researcher. When working in paediatric neurology at the Kymenlaakso
Advancing the treatment of children’s ear infections
12 October 2022 Paula Tähtinen’s doctoral dissertation on antibiotic treatment of children’s ear infections was examined at the University of Turku in 2012. Families with children who participated in a research project led by Docent Aino Ruohola knew the study as a Pikkunorsu (English: Little Elephant). The research unit of the TYKS Foundation was important