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Work experience

2014 - Present

Associate Professor

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

2009 - 2014

Assistant Professor

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

1988 - 2009

Assistant Professor

Rīga Stradiņš University, Department of Normal Physiology

1983 - 1988

Assistant

Riga Medical Institute, Department of Normal Physiology

1979 - 1980

Senior laboratory assistant

Riga Medical Institute, Department of Normal Physiology

Education and training

1986

Diploma / Doctor of Medicine (Dr. med.)

Riga Medical Institute / Medical Academy of Latvia (currently Rīga Stradiņš University)

1980 - 1983

Full-time Postgraduate degree studies in Physiology

Riga Medical Institute (currently Riga Stradinš University)

1973 - 1979

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

Riga Medical Institute (currently Riga Stradinš University)

1971 - 1973

Diploma / Secondary education

Vainode Secondary School

1962 - 1971

Vecpiebalga Secondary School

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

13.05.2016. Course – Cardiorespiratory screening​ - work with hardware manufacturer SomnoMedics medical equipment (Randersacker, Germany). Certificate.

09.05.2016. – 12.05.2016. Exchange visit to Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Institute of the Physiology at the ERASMUS Exchange programme (Würzburg, Germany)​
2016. First aid trainer certificate (Latvia)​
02.04.2015. - 16.04.2015. Thematic cycle" Values of formative evaluations "Rīga Stradiņš University (6 h) ​
19.03.2014. – 25.03.2014. Exchange visit to Vienna Medical University, Physiology and Pharmacology Center at the ERASMUS exchange programme. Vienna (Austria) ​
11.06.2012. – 15.06.2012. Exchange visit to University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, Center for physiology and pathophysiology​ within the ERASMUS exchange programme. ​Cologne (Germany)​
07.09.2012. - 08.09.2012. Participation in the 8th Symposium of Germany's Road Traffic medical association organised jointly with the German Road Traffic ​Psychology Assiociation. Hamburg (Germany) ​
​2012. First aid instructor certificate (Latvia)​
26.05.2012. The Seminar "First aid instructor refresher training". Riga ​(Latvia)

21.03.2012. Professional development enhancement training: Improvement of pedagogical skills in adult education process. Rīga Stradiņš University (4 h).​
14.11.2011. – 18.11.2011. Exchange visit to the Medical University of Graz, Department​ of physiology within the ERASMUS exchange programme framework. Graz (Austria)​.
01.10.2010. - 02.10.2010. Participation in the 6th Symposium of Germany's Road Traffic medical association organised jointly with the German Road Traffic Psychology Association „Daytime sleepiness – risks and consequences for road traffic and safety. Tübingen (Germany). ​2 certificates​.

13.09.2009. ​The Seminar "Pediatric Accidents​​". Hanau (Hesen, Germany​).

Field of research

Drivers daytime sleepiness as road safety problem.

Physical activity and body composition.​​

Supervised study course

2nd level professional study programme:

Normal physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Dentistry)

Special physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy, part-time studies)

Normal physiology and neurophysiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Physiology (Riga Technical University, Medical engineering and physics)

Akademical Master's study programme:

Normal physiology and neurophysiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Head of study course

2nd level professional study programme:

Normal physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Dentistry)

Special physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy, part-time studies)

Normal physiology and neurophysiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Physiology (Riga Technical University, Medical engineering and physics)

Akademical Master's study programme:

Normal physiology and neurophysiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Lectured study course

2nd level professional study programme:

Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)​

Normal physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Dentistry)

Special physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Pharmacy, part-time studies)

Normal physiology and neurophysiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Normal physiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Physiology (Riga Technical University, Medical engineering and physics)

Akademical Master's study programme:

Normal physiology and neurophysiology (Faculty of Rehabilitation, Audiologopedy)

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

doctoral theses: 1

Memberships

2009. - 2015. Rīga Stradiņš University Senator

Road Traffic Safety Directorate, Consultant

Educational work consultant and a member of the council Samaritan Association of Latvia

A member of the European Committee on First Aid, International non-governmental organisation SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL.

Member of the Evaluation Commission of personnel eligibility to teach and offer first aid, State Emergency Medical Service.

Head of First Aid Trainers Education course​, State Emergency Medical Service.

Awards and recognitions

2015. Certificate of gratitude​​ from Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

2012. Award "Riga Stradinš University Lecturer of the Year 2012"

2012. gads: Gratitude from the State Emergency Medical Service

2010. Certificate of gratitude​​ from Riga Stradinš University

Publications

Research articles​​

Grieznis, Linards. Tactile sensibility of natural teeth and osseointegrated dental implants to loading / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // Acta Chirurgica Latviensis. - No.15/1 (2015), p.58-62.

Dietary behaviour in students with different body fat percent / R.Lagzdiņa, L.Blumfelds, M.Rumaka, L.Aberberga-Augškalne // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.67, Nr.4/5 (2013), 363.-366.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Accuracy of self-estimated body weight-height relationship in students / M.Rumaka, R.Lagzdiņa, L.Blumfelds, L.Aberberga-Augškalne // Collection of Scientific Papers 2011 : Research articles in medicine & pharmacy / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2012. - P.114-120.

Grieznis, Linards. Lokalizācijas ietekme uz dabīgo zobu un osseointegrētu implantātu taktilo jutīgumu / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // Zobārstniecības Raksti. - Nr.1 (2011), 11.-13.lpp.

Grieznis, Linards. Pasīvais taktilais jutīgums augšžokļa un apakšžokļa dabīgiem zobiem un osseointegrētiem implantātiem / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // Zinātniskie raksti : 2010.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 2.sēj., 296.-304.lpp.

Body mass and body composition in students / M.Rumaka, R.Lagzdina, L.Aberberga-Augskalne, L.Blumfelds, N.Limba // Research articles in medicine & pharmacy, 2009 / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2010. - P.83-88.

Grieznis, Linards. Augšžokļa dabīgo zobu un osseointegrētu implantu pasīvais taktilais jūtīgums / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // Zobārstniecības Raksti. - Nr.1 (2010), 14.-16.lpp.

Grieznis, Linards. Passive tactile sensibility of teeth and osseointegrated dental implants in the maxilla / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // Stomatologija, Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal. - Vol.12, N 3 (2010), p.80-86. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Abstracts​​

Blumfelds, Leons. Transportlīdzekļu vadītāju paaugstināta miegainība dažādos laika periodos / L.Blumfelds, M.Rumaka, R.Lagzdiņa // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 136.lpp.

Rumaka, Maija. Search for criteria that allow shortening of pupillography sleepiness test time / M.Rumaka, L.Blumfelds, R.Lagzdiņa // Joint Meeting of the FEPS and Baltic Physiological Societies (FEPS 2015) (Kaunas, Lithuania, Aug.26-29, 2015) : Abstracts. - Kaunas, 2015. - P.109.

Walking activity and its association with self-evaluated physical activity of students / R.Lagzdina, M.Rumaka, L.Blumfelds, L.Aberberga-Augskalne // Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis / University of Tartu. - Tartu, 2014. - Suppl. : Abstracts of the 7th Conference of BSSS (Tartu, Estonia, May 7-9, 2014), p.121.

Walking activity of students and its association with body composition / M.Rumaka, R.Lagzdina, L.Blumfelds, L.Aberberga-Augskalne // 1st Meeting of the Baltic Physiological Societies (Kaunas, Lithuania, May 10-11, 2013) : Program and Abstracts / Lithuanian Physiological Society. - Kaunas, 2013. - P.43.

Blumfelds, Leons. Schläfrige Kraftfahrer am Steuer - auch ein Problem für Lettland? : [abstract] / L.Blumfelds // Blutalkohol: Alcohol, Drugs and Behavior. - Vol.49, No.5 (2012, Sept.), p.Sup II-36 - Sup II-37.

Dietary behaviour in students with different body fat percent / R.Lagzdina, M.Rumaka, L.Blumfelds, L.Aberberga-Augskalne // International Conference "Nutrition and health" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.4-6, 2012) : Book of Abstracts / Riga Stradiņš University, University of Latvia, Latvia University of Agriculture. - Riga, 2012. - P.53.

Gender differences in dietary behaviour between students with different fat percent : [abstract] / R.Lagzdina, M.Rumaka, L.Blumfelds, L.Aberberga-Augskalne // Acta physiologica. - Vol.206, Suppl.691 (2012, Aug.), p.113. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Staigāšanas aktivitātes analīze studentiem / M.Rumaka, R.Lagzdiņa, L.Blumfelds, L.Aberberga-Augškalne // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 150.lpp.

Ar svaru saistītās ķermeņa uzbūves pašnovērtējuma precizitāte studentiem / L.Blumfelds, M.Rumaka, R.Lagzdiņa, L.Aberberga-Augškalne // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 141.lpp.

Grieznis, Linards. Augšžokļa dabīgo zobu un osseointegrētu implantu taktilais jutīgums - pilotpētījums / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 310.lpp.

Grieznis, Linards. Tactile sensibility of teeth and osseointegrated dental implants in the maxilla / L.Grieznis, P.Apse, L.Blumfelds // 7th Congress of Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery (Riga, May 20-22, 2010) : [Abstract Book]. - Riga, 2010. - P.51.

Contacts

Colleagues

Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Edvīns Miklaševičs
Academic Staff, Director
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Gaida Krūmiņa
Academic Staff
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ināra Logina
Academic Staff
Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff