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Description of research and teaching

 

Research:

  • Principal topics: Mechanisms of steroid hormone action, inherited disorders of cholesterol metabolism, molecular genetics of severe cardiac arrhythmias, genetic mechanisms underlying human hypertension
  • Over 300 scientific articles, supervised 17 theses
  • Awards: Lauri Saxen Award 1999, Matti Äyräpää Award 2005

Teaching:

  • Teacher at the University of Helsinki since 1972
  • Instructor, clinical teacher, associate professor, professor
  • Dean of the Faculty of Medicine 2007-2009, Vice-Rector 2010-2013
  • Awards and honors: Lecturer of the Year of the Faculty of Medicine 1995, Teaching Person of the Year of the Faculty of Medicine 2010

Clinical activities:

  • Clinician at the Department of Internal Medicine of the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) since 1978
  • At present: Chief Physician (adjunct position) at HUCH, consulting in diagnostics and treatment of patients with resistant hypertension

Societal interactions:

  • Previous activities: Chairman of the Duodecim Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Duodecim Journal, Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Inspector of the Students´ Nation of the Southern Finland, Chairman of the Boards for FIMM (Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland), Palmenia and UniSport
  • At present (2014-): Member of the Board of the University of Helsinki, Chairman of the Board of Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, Member of the Board of Paavo Nurmi Foundation

Keywords

  • 312 Clinical medicine
  • Endokrinologia
  • Molekyyligenetiikka
  • 3121 Internal medicine
  • Endocrinology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1972 2019

Genome-wide association study of white-coat effect in hypertensive patients

Rimpelä, J., Niiranen, T., Jula, A., Pörsti, I., Tikkakoski, A. J., Havulinna, A., Lehtimäki, T., Salomaa, V., Kontula, K. & Hiltunen, T., 2019, In : Blood Pressure. 2019 / 28, 4, p. 239-249 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Testosteronia tiedekentillä

Kontula, K., 2019, In : Duodecim. 135, 5, p. 508-509 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Clinical and molecular genetic risk determinants in adult long QT syndrome type 1 and 2 patients

Koponen, M., Havulinna, A. S., Marjamaa, A., Tuiskula, A. M., Salomaa, V., Laitinen-Forsblom, P. J., Piippo, K., Toivonen, L., Kontula, K., Viitasalo, M. & Swan, H., 5 Apr 2018, In : BMC Medical Genetics. 19, 10 p., 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Effect of hydrochlorothiazide on serum uric acid concentration: a genome-wide association study

Ala-Mutka, E. M., Rimpelä, J. M., Fyhrquist, F., Kontula, K. K. & Hiltunen, T. P., Apr 2018, In : Pharmacogenomics. 19, 6, p. 517-527 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Genome-wide association study of nocturnal blood pressure dipping in hypertensive patients

Rimpelä, J. M., Pörsti, I. H., Jula, A., Lehtimäki, T., Niiranen, T. J., Oikarinen, L., Porthan, K., Tikkakoski, A., Virolainen, J., Kontula, K. K. & Hiltunen, T. P., 4 Jul 2018, In : BMC Medical Genetics. 19, 11 p., 110.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities 1986 2014

Yrjö Jahnssonin säätiön hallitus (External organisation)

Kimmo Kontula (Chair)
1 Jan 2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Helsingin yliopisto (External organisation)

Kimmo Kontula (Board member)
2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) (External organisation)

Kimmo Kontula (Member)
2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Uuden Lastensairaalan Tukisäätiö (External organisation)

Kimmo Kontula (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Supervisor of doctoral thesis: Annukka Lahtinen

Kimmo Kontula (Supervisor)
2012

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

Television interview: Kenen verenpaine hoitoon?

Kimmo Kontula

24/08/2006

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media