Speakers Lärardagen 2015
Anna Mia Ekström
Anna Mia Ekström is a senior infectious disease epidemiologist and clinician, her work over the last 15 years has focused on HIV/AIDS and global health. Her areas of expertise include Global Health, Epidemiology, Clinical Infectious Disease Medicine, Public health, Health Systems and Maternal health with specific expertise in key research areas for this.
Anna Mia Ekström is a Clinical Professor at Karolinska Institutet and also clinically active as a specialist in Infectious Diseases and HIV at the Karolinska University Hospital. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in quantitative methods from Harvard School of Public Health (1995) and a PhD in medical epidemiology from KI (2000). She is responsible for KIs’s elective course on global health offered to students at all KI-programmes including 2 weeks of theory and 2 weeks of practice in a low-income setting.
Annika Östman Wernerson
Associate professor Annika Östman Wernerson is the Dean of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet, KI, as well as associate professor and senior lecturer at KI Departmenand a senior consultant in pathology (renal and transplantation pathology ) at Karolinska University Hospital. She performs research in both renal medicine and medical education. Her medical education research project aims to understand how emotionally difficult situations affect learning for medical, nursing, and teacher students in order to better understand students´ development and socialization into their professional roles and what educational programs can do to better support the students for their future profession. Annika Östman Wernerson has a long experience of medical education as a teacher and director of studies in pathology. During the last years she has been a member of the board of the medical program and a director of Centre of Clinical education. The assignment of the centre is to improve quality of clinical education for all students in the county. Dr Wernerson is a member of the Pedagogical Academy at KI and has received the KI Pedagogical Prize. 2015 she became the Dean of Higher Education at KI.
Pro-Dean of Higher Education, and chair of the drafting committee for internationalisation under the Board of Higher Education. Recent international experience as a guest teacher during one semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, funded by the STINT Teaching Excellence programme. Professor of general medicine with emphasis on medical informatics. Head of the Division for Family Medicine, at the Department for Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). Extensive experience in educational and faculty development. Director of the study program in Medicine (Program Director) at KI, 2008-2013. Former Head of the Centre for Family Medicine at Stockholm County Council. Clinical experience as a clinician for 27 years, within 9 different specialties, from 7 hospitals and more than 10 primary care centres in Stockholm.
Hans Rosling is a Professor of international health, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation and international educator in global health trends. He is also a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences. As a young doctor Professor Rosling worked as a doctor in in Mozambique. His 20 years of research since has focused on links between economic development, agriculture, poverty and health. He has been a health adviser to WHO, UNICEF and several aid agencies. In 1993 he was one of the initiators of Médecins Sans Frontières in Sweden. Professor Hans Rosling co-founded the Gapminder Foundation, which promotes a fact-based world view. Gapminder developed the Trendalyzer software that converts international statistics into moving, interactive and understandable graphics. The software was originally developed as a tool for improving teaching at Karolinska Institutet.
Helena Nordenstedt is an assistant professor of Global health at Karolinska Institutet. Helena received her medical degree at Karolinska Institutet in 2007, the same year as she defended her PhD thesis in epidemiology/surgery. In 2009-2010 she did a Postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, focusing on epidemiology of esophageal, stomach and liver cancer. In the middle of her internal medicine residency, in 2012, she took a sabbatical year to work as a rural physician first in Norway and then for 6 months in a district hospital in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently she is working part time as an assistant professor where she is the course coordinator for a large undergraduate course in Global Health. She is also working part time as a resident physician in the Department for Internal Medicine at Danderyd University Hospital. Her research today focuses on non-communicable diseases in a global context and attitudes towards health aid.
Jennifer Valcke is an Educational Developer for the Unit for Medical Education (UME) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Her role includes teaching, training and advising on issues related to intercultural education and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). She will be advising leadership on KI’s Action Plan on internationalisation with specific regards to Goals 1 and 2; she will also be involved in ensuring quality in English-Medium Instruction; as well as support and train teaching staff to include intercultural elements in their teaching and teach through English. From 2002 to 2015, Jennifer was CLIL adviser and researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, she previously worked teaching EFL, EAP and pre-experience ESP to students of engineering, business and literature.
Karen M. Lauridsen is an associate professor in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus University, Denmark, specialising in issues related to international programmes and English Medium Instruction. She is the coordinator of IntlUni – The Challenges of the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space in the International University (2012-15; www.intluni.eu).
Professor Maria Grazia Masucci is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs at Karolinska Institutet since April 2015. She is a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet that awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Maria Grazia Masucci is Professor of Virology at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet. She earned her MD and specialisation in Oncology at the Medical School of the University of Ferrara in Italy. Shortly after graduating as a physician in Italy in 1977, Maria Masucci came to Karolinska Institutet, earned her PhD in Tumor Biology and has been studying and working at Karolinska Institutet ever since.
Marie Klingberg-Allvin, midwife, associate professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Dalarna University. She has a PhD in international health from Karolinska Institutet and 15 years experience from sexual and reproductive health research in low resource settings such as Vietnam, India, Kenya and Uganda. Former director of midwifery education program at Dalarna University. Initiated a Sida funded project with the aim to develop a model for web-based learning using ICT in order to rebuild capacity within midwifery training institutions in Somaliland.
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