Meet & Mingle - PHS Alumni Network Launch

2017-11-2216:00 to 18:00 Widerströmskahuset, EntreCampus Solna
Widerström Building
Widerström Building. Copyright: Stefan Zimmerman

Alumni, students, and colleagues in the Public Health Sciences at KI are warmly welcome to the Official Launch of the KI Public Health Sciences Alumni Network.

Hear how PHS Alumni Ana Hagström and Anastasia Pharris have used their KI degrees to impact public health.

WHAT: Meet & Mingle 

WHEN: Wednesday, 2017-11-22 from Kl 16-18

WHERE: Widerströmska huset, Entrance, Campus Solna, Karolinska Institutet

WHY: To celebrate the importance of professional networking - now and for your future career

WHO: Alumni, current students, researchers and staff of all PHS programs are welcome, so please pass on the invitation. Don't miss out on a chance to be part of this inaugural event! 

HOW: REGISTER HERE before Nov 17 and please join the newly launched PHS facebook group for the latest updates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Founders of the PHS Alumni Network, 
Supported by KI Alumni & Friends

16:00 Welcome by Megan Osler, KI Alumni & Friends
16:10 Erin Fears, committee member of BEACON, bioentreprenuership alumni connection
16:20 Ana Hagström, PHS alum, Researcher in migrant health, KI EPIOMH and SLL
16:40 Anastasia Pharris, PHS alum, HIV expert, The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
17:00 Words from the PHS alumni network founding team

Alumni Speakers

Ana Hagström, Reg. Nurse and Master's degree in Global Health

Through her nursing training and Master's studies, Ana discovered her passion for public health in a global setting. Between 2012 - 2015, she worked with the Swedish Red Cross, where she trained in an Ebola Treatment Center, and with a Spanish medical NGO, Medicos del Mundo as a coordinator for Infection Prevention Control. In 2016, Ana returned to Sweden and began running a mobile SLL clinic for refugees seeking asylum, as well as initiating a project to promote psychosocial health. Just recently, she has just returned to KI as a reseacher in EPIOMH to map suicidal data (suicide, suicidal attempts and self-harm) on young unattended asylum seekers in Sweden.


Anastasia Pharris, PhD in Public Health 

Anastasia is an Expert in HIV at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden.  She is a nurse with Master's degrees in public health and community health nursing and a PhD in public health (2011).  Since 1997, she has worked on clinical and public health aspects of HIV in the USA, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Sweden and, now, at European-level.  At ECDC, she is responsible for HIV surveillance within the countries of the European Union, an ECDC project on the HIV continuum of care, and has led ECDC projects on prevention of infections among people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men and on improving measurement of the HIV Continuum of Care. 

Contact person: Megan Osler