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News from the Division of Insurance Medicine

New grants to the Division of Insurance Medicine

Jurgita Narusyte and Magnus Helgesson has been granted 4.9 million SEK each from AFA Insurance within their research program “Living and working with mental ill-health”.

You can read more about the grants here.

New licentiate thesis

Linnea Kjeldgård has defended her licentiate thesis entitled Sickenss absence and disability pension among individuals injured in a bicycle crash.

Link to the thesis

New doctoral thesis 

Mirkka Söderman has defended her doctoral thesis entitled Healthcare professionals’ work with sickness absence: with focus on oncology.

You can read the thesis here

New doctoral thesis

Rasmus Elrud has defended his thesis entitled Sickness absence, disability pension, and permanent medical impairment among car occupants injured in a crash.

New publication: Long-term medication for schizophrenia is safe

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues in Germany, the USA and Finland have studied the safety of very long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia. According to the study, which is published in the scientific journal World Psychiatry, mortality was higher during periods when patients were not on medication than when they were.

You will find more information here

New grant to the Division of Insurance Medicine

Jurgita Narusyte has been granted 4.9 million SEK from AFA Insurance for the research program “Living and working with mental ill-health”. The overall purpose of the funded project is to investigate the associations between mental ill-health and sickness absence among individuals employed in the private sector.

Jurgita Narusyte has been granted 2.4 million SEK

Jurgita Narusyte has been granted 2.4 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council for a project on the associations between mental health problems in emerging adulthood and future sickness absence among those working in public and private sectors.

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz inaugurated as a professor

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz was inaugurated as KI´s first professor in Insurance Medicine during a ceremony in Aula Medica. “We represent many disciplines within medical science, but we are united in the aim of improving people’s health,” said Ellenor Mittendorfer Rutz in her professor’s speech.

You will find more information here

Kristin Farrants has been granted 1.8 million SEK

Kristin Farrants has been granted 1.8 million SEK from Handelsrådet for a project regarding sickness absence and disability pension among white-collar workers in trade. The project will consist of cohort studies with a 5-year follow-up based on linked register data.

Call for abstracts

The EUMASS congress will be held 17-19 September 2020 in Basel, Switzerland.

The online abstract submission system i open until 14 December 2019.

You will find more information here

More information regarding the conference here

Annina Ropponen has been granted 4.7 million SEK

Annina Ropponen has been granted 4.7 million SEK for a project about the associations between early life factors and sustainable working life using twin design from Forte. 

Inaugural symposium of the Amsterdam Satellite of Cochrane Work

The symposium takes place on September 6 at Academic Medical Center, Vrijzaal, Amsterdam.

You will find the program here.

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.