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Reza Rasti

Graduate Student

Visiting address : Tomtebodavägen 18A; Widerströmska huset, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Delivery address : Tomtebodavägen 18A; Widerströmska huset, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

About me

I am a medical doctor attending residency in Paediatrics at Sachs' Children & Youth Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

This in combination with clinical research as a PhD candidate at Department of Public Health Sciences, Health Systems & Policy, sub-group Maternal & Child & Clinical Care.

Education

2004 - 2010: BSc and MSc in Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

2000 - 2002: MSc in Computer Science & Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.

Research description

My research embodies the use of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tools in health systems of low-income countries, as well as in Sweden.

Through an interdisciplinary and international team of collaborators in Sweden and Uganda, we are researching on the current use of, need for and requests on existing and future POC tools, amongst clinicians, primary with a paediatric focus.

Our team includes paediatricians, anthropologists, microbiologists, laboratory technicians, infectious disease specialists, nanobiotechnologists, chemists and physicists, in both countries, all working towards identifying characteristics of needed POC tests and concurrently developing and clinically evaluating a novel method for rapid microbiology of bacterial meningitis in low-income settings.

Our collaborators in Sweden are: Karolinska Institutet, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital.

In Uganda we are partnered with Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Epicentre MSF, in Mbarara, southwest Uganda.

Teaching portfolio

Through my PhD project I have had the opportunity to lecture students of an international master program in Global Child Health, at the Department of Women's & Children's Health, Uppsala University.

Presentations have also been conducted with colleagues in clinical care in Sweden and Uganda.

Academic honors, awards and prizes

2017: Awarded a fully funded personal 4 year scholarship by Stockholm County Council (research residency) to combine residency in Paediatrics with PhD studies.

2016: Awarded funding by Stockholm South General Hospital for my research project and to attend a research school.

2005: Awarded a scholarship by the Olof Palme Memorial Fund, to attain establishment of a student project in Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

 

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Presentations

2016: Co-author in poster presented at 'Biosensors' conference, Göteborg, Sweden. Poster title 'Paper-based nucleic acid microarray for bacterial meningitis detection'

2015: Main author in poster presented at the annual national paediatrics conference (Barnveckan), Stockholm, Sweden. Poster title 'Future Point-of-Care Tests to Reduce the Burden of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Low-income Countries – a Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Health Professionals in Uganda'