Throwback to Pihla’s PhD Defense

One major project, FINISH, is soon coming to its end. We are excited to share more news about this later. Now, let’s look back on another milestone that was reached along the way to the FINISH line. Here is a recap of Pihla’s PhD defense day. 

Pihla defended her doctoral thesis entitled Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Epidemiology, Mortality and Risk of Recurrence on the 28th of October 2022. The defense took place at Töölö Hospital lecture hall. Professor, MD, MBA Isabelle M. Germano from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, served as the opponent, and the custos was Professor Mika Niemelä.

Start of the defense. Professor Mika Niemelä introducing the defendant and the opponent. All photos by photographer Joonas Ojala.
Coffee and cake after the defense. In the photo Professor Mika Niemelä, Pihla, and Professor Isabelle Germano.
Discussions continued after the defense and sparked some new research ideas.
The traditional PhD dinner was held at Hotel Kämp.
Speeches at the dinner.
Happy faces after a memorable day. In the photo Pihla’s supervisors Rahul Raj, Kimmo Lönnrot and Riku Kivisaari, Professor Isabelle Germano, Professor Mika Niemelä and Pihla.

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