The anniversary Day of the Faculty of Medicine was celebrated on January 25th, 2017. The day gathered a good amount of actors from the Faculty staff, students, alumni and partners.
The dean Risto Renkonen gave an insight to the current year from the Faculty perspective. The Faculty of Medicine also noted two professors, Ari Harjula and Karl Åkerman, for their retirement in 2016.
There were several new professors of the faculty who gave an insight to their field of research during interesting small lectures. The historical part of the day was shared by Mauri Lepäntalo, who introduced the life and accomplishments of surgeon Richard Faltin. The portrait of Richard Faltin can be seen in the Biomedicum 1 ground-floor, during the 100th anniversary year of Finland.
The Anniversary Day hightlight in the end was the announcement of the Alumni of the Year 2017 of the Faculty of Medicine. This recognition was given to Docent, Oncologist, Psychotherapeutist Päivi Hietanen.
In the picture Päivi Hietanen
(picture by Helena Hiltunen)
It is good to book the next date of the Anniversary Day, 31.1.2018, already now to the calendar.