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News from the Division of Insurance Medicine

New grant to the Division of Insurance Medicine

Emilie Friberg has been granted 5 million SEK for a project about multiple sclerosis (MS), gainful employment and sick leave.  The project is expected to generate important knowledge that is often requested by doctors and patients about strategies for being able to work as long as possible.

New Dissertation 

Domitilla Di Thiene has defended her thesis entitled "Pathways to labour market marginalisation - aspects of common mental disorder, migration status and age" .

You will find more information here

EPH pre-conference: Forced migration in Europe - aspects of work, social security and health. 

The pre-conference will take place on 20 November in Marseille, France. You will find more information here.

12th European Public Health Conference

The theme of the conference is Building bridges for solidarity and public health. The conference will take place on 20-23 November in Marseille, France. You will find more information here.

New VR grant to the Division of Insurance Medicine

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Insurance Medicine has been granted 25,000,000 SEK by the Swedish Research Council for a research environment called REMAIN (”Refugee Minors And INtegration”). Five research groups from four different countries are involved in the research environment. The aim is to establish knowledge and find strategies to improve the social integration of refugees minors with mental disorders.

Seminar on Sickness Absence Research

We arranged a large seminar on sickness absence research (link in Swedish) on 19 November 2018.

We also took the opportunity to celebrate that we have existed for 15 years at Karolinska Institutet and to honour Kristina Alexanderson’s almost 30-years of research achievements within the field.