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29 May 2018 Licentiate thesis 19 June 2018: Favelle Lamb Epidemiology, Vaccine
29 May 2018 Dissertation 15 June 2018: Xu Chen Epidemiology, Genetics, Twin research
28 May 2018 Dissertation 8 June 2018: Fredrik Strand Breast cancer, Epidemiology
22 May 2018 Elisabete Weiderpass elected new director of IARC
08 May 2018 Dissertation 1 June 2018: Frida E. Lundberg Epidemiology, Reproductive Medicine
07 May 2018 Dissertation 25 May 2018: Kathleen Bokenberger Dementia, Epidemiology
04 May 2018 Dissertation 18 May 2018: Gustaf Rejnö Asthma, Epidemiology
13 Apr 2018 Dissertation 27 April 2018: Yiqiang Zhan Ageing, Epidemiology
06 Apr 2018 Dissertation 20 April 2018: Isabell Brikell Epidemiology, Psychiatric disorders
02 Mar 2018 Dissertation 23 March 2018: Hannah Bower Biostatistics, Survival
06 Feb 2018 Dissertation 9 March 2018: Shuyang Yao Epidemiology
06 Feb 2018 Dissertation 23 Feb 2018: Johanna Holm Breast cancer, Epidemiology
04 Dec 2017 Dissertation 18 Dec 2017: Jiangrong Wang Cancer of the cervix, Epidemiology
13 Nov 2017 Dissertation 23 Nov 2017: Xingrong Liu Biostatistics, Survival
31 Oct 2017 Licentiate thesis 15 Nov 2017: Camilla Sjörs Epidemiology, Nutrition
25 Oct 2017 Previous screening results important for smear-test decision after age 60 Cancer and Oncology, Cancer of the cervix, Epidemiology
18 Oct 2017 Screening for prostate cancer now possible – Stockholm3 wins European Innovators Award Prostate cancer
17 Oct 2017 The Swedish Twin Registry – an infrastructure of national importance – now supported by the Swedish Research Council Twin research
07 Sep 2017 Jonas F Ludvigsson new Chair of the Örebro Society of Medicine
06 Sep 2017 Dissertation 22 Sep 2017: Ida Karlsson Dementia, Epigenetics, Genetics
24 May 2017 Dissertation 16 June 2017: Donghao Lu Cancer and Oncology
18 May 2017 Dissertation 1 June 2017: Bénédicte Delcoigne Biostatistics
02 May 2017 Dissertation 12 May 2017: Carolyn Cesta Epidemiology, Psychiatric disorders
02 May 2017 Dissertation 11 May 2017: Johan Zetterqvist Biostatistics, Twin research
18 Apr 2017 Dissertation 4 May 2017: Daniela Mariosa Epidemiology
10 Apr 2017 Dissertation 28 April 2017: Ruoqing Chen Cancer and Oncology, Epidemiology, Psychology
29 Mar 2017 Dissertation 20 April 2017: Fei Yang Epidemiology, Parkinson's disease
10 Mar 2017 Follow-up of medical students’ research productivity and career preferences 2 years after a research project course.
27 Feb 2017 Dissertation 17 March 2017: Märit Halmin Epidemiology, Hematology
03 Feb 2017 Dissertation 24 Feb 2017: Jie Song Epidemiology, Psychiatric disorders, Treatment
01 Feb 2017 Jonas Ludvigsson awarded prize from Dagens Medicin Debate, Prize
21 Dec 2016 Unnur Valdimarsdóttir awarded from the ERC Grant
16 Nov 2016 62 million SEK to 14 researchers at the department Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Funding
07 Oct 2016 Dissertation 21 Oct, 2016: Vilhelmina Ullemar Asthma, Epidemiology
20 Sep 2016 H1N1 vaccination during pregnancy not linked to congenital malformation
08 Sep 2016 MEB colleague of the year 2016 Department
16 Aug 2016 Dissertation 31 Aug, 2016: Zhiwei Liu Epidemiology
09 Jun 2016 Best degree projects in medicine awarded
03 Jun 2016 Dissertation 20 June, 2016: Tracy Peters Epidemiology
27 May 2016 Dissertation 13 June, 2016: Eva Herweijer Epidemiology
19 May 2016 New position as professor in biostatistics announced
18 May 2016 Arvid Sjölander receives the 2016 Causality in Statistics Education Award Award, Biostatistics, Statistics
21 Apr 2016 MEB Student and Alumni Day 2016 Alumni, Biostatistics, Department, Epidemiology
15 Apr 2016 Juni Palmgren Symposium 1-2 Sep 2016 Biostatistics
08 Apr 2016 Dissertation April 22, 2016: Tong Gong Asthma, Epidemiology
16 Mar 2016 Dissertation April 8, 2016: Anna Johansson Biostatistics, Breast cancer, Epidemiology
14 Mar 2016 Martin Eklund receives a Junior Investigator Award from the Swedish Cancer Society 2016 Epidemiology, Prostate cancer
02 Mar 2016 Dissertation March 18, 2016: Qi Chen Biostatistics, Epidemiology
05 Feb 2016 Dissertation March 11, 2016: Martin Cederlöf Epidemiology
17 Dec 2015 Dissertation Jan 15, 2016: Thang Trinh: Determinants of breast cancer risk; focusing on mammographic density Breast cancer, Epidemiology

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Licentiate thesis 19 June 2018: Favelle Lamb

29 May 2018

On Tuesday June 19, Favelle Lamb will defend her licentiate thesis " Vaccine safety, vaccine effectiveness and other determinants for successful immunisation programmes ". The examination board is made up by Associate Professor Sofia Carlsson from the Institute of Environmental Medicine (KI),...
EpidemiologyVaccine

Dissertation 15 June 2018: Xu Chen

29 May 2018

On Friday June 15, Xu Chen will defend his thesis " Genetic epidemiology of cardiometabolic biomarkers : twin studies in the genomic era ". His opponent will be Dr Kerrin Small from the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London. Xu's supervisors are Patrik...
EpidemiologyGeneticsTwin research

Dissertation 8 June 2018: Fredrik Strand

28 May 2018

On Friday June 8, Fredrik Strand will defend his thesis " Determinants of interval cancer and tumor size among breast cancer screening participants ". Opponent is Professor Emily Conant from the Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Fredrik's supervisors are Kamila Czene,...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

Elisabete Weiderpass elected new director of IARC

22 May 2018

Professor Elisabete Weiderpass has been elected new director of IARC, one of the most prestigious positions in the international cancer field. IARC announced that Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass was elected new director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the Cancer Research...

Dissertation 1 June 2018: Frida E. Lundberg

08 May 2018

On Friday June 1, Frida Lundberg will defend her thesis " Impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technology on cancer risk ". Dr Louise M. Stewart from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia, will act as her opponent. Frida's supervisors are Anastasia Iliadou Nyman,...
EpidemiologyReproductive Medicine

Dissertation 25 May 2018: Kathleen Bokenberger

07 May 2018

On Friday May 25, Kathleen Bokenberger will defend her thesis " The role of sleep and shift work in dementia and cognitive aging: an epidemiological approach ". Professor Carol Brayne from Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge will be her opponent. Kathleen's supervisors are...
DementiaEpidemiology

Dissertation 18 May 2018: Gustaf Rejnö

04 May 2018

On Friday May 18, Gustaf Rejnö will defend his thesis " Asthma, anxiety and depression in pregnancy: the impact on pregnancy, delivery and perinatal outcomes ". His opponent is Professor Deborah Jarvis from Department of Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health at the Imperial College London...
AsthmaEpidemiology

Dissertation 27 April 2018: Yiqiang Zhan

13 Apr 2018

On Friday April 27, Yiqiang Zhan will defend his thesis " A short story of the long telomere: evidence in aging epidemiology ". His opponent will be Reader Tom Gaunt from MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. Yiqiang's supervisors are Sara Hägg, Nancy Pedersen and Chandra...
AgeingEpidemiology

Dissertation 20 April 2018: Isabell Brikell

06 Apr 2018

On Friday April 20, Isabell Brikell will defend her thesis "ADHD, epilepsy, and related childhood psychopathology: understanding shared genetic risk, developmental trajectories, and pharmacological treatment safety". Professor Sarah Medland from the Department of Psychiatric Genetics at QIMR...
EpidemiologyPsychiatric disorders

Dissertation 23 March 2018: Hannah Bower

02 Mar 2018

On Friday March 23, Hannah Bower will defend her thesis " Flexible parametric models for cancer patient survival : loss in expectation of life and further developments ". Her opponent will be Dr Angela Mariotto from the US Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer...
BiostatisticsSurvival

Dissertation 9 March 2018: Shuyang Yao

06 Feb 2018

On Friday March 9, Shuyang Yao will defend her thesis " Genetic and environmental influences on eating disorders and associated adversities and comorbidities ". Her opponent will be Professor Ilona Koupil from the Centre for Health Equity Studies at Stockholm University. Shuyang's supervisors are...
Epidemiology

Dissertation 23 Feb 2018: Johanna Holm

06 Feb 2018

On Friday Feb 23, Johanna Holm will defend her thesis " Aggressive breast cancer: epidemiological studies addressing disease heterogeneity ". Her opponent will be Professor Lucile Adams-Campbell from Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, U.S.A. Johanna's supervisors are...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

Dissertation 18 Dec 2017: Jiangrong Wang

04 Dec 2017

On Monday Dec 18, Jiangrong Wang will defend her thesis " Effectiveness and equity of cervical cancer prevention : real-life evidence from organised programmes in Sweden ". Her opponent will be Professor Margaret Cruickshank from the Division of Medical and Dental Education at the University of...
Cancer of the cervixEpidemiology

Dissertation 23 Nov 2017: Xingrong Liu

13 Nov 2017

On Thursday Nov 23, Xingrong Liu will defend his thesis " Generalized survival models as a tool for medical research ". His opponent is Professor Virginie Rondeau, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Bordeaux Population Health. Xingrong's supervisors are Mark Clements, Arvid...
BiostatisticsSurvival

Licentiate thesis 15 Nov 2017: Camilla Sjörs

31 Oct 2017

On Wedneday Nov 15, Camilla Sjörs will defend her licentiate thesis " Näringsintag och utsläpp av växthusgaser från svenska matvanor ur ett epidemiologiskt perspektiv ". The committee is made up by adjunct professor Liselotte Schäfer Elinder from the Department of Public Health at KI, Dr Anna Karin...
EpidemiologyNutrition

Previous screening results important for smear-test decision after age 60

25 Oct 2017

Being screened again after the age of 60 reduces the risk of cervical cancer in women who have previously had abnormal smear tests and in women who did not have smear tests in their 50s, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show. The study, which is published in PLOS Medicine , is important for...
Cancer and OncologyCancer of the cervixEpidemiology

Screening for prostate cancer now possible – Stockholm3 wins European Innovators Award

18 Oct 2017

Stockholm3, the new and innovative prostate cancer test based on research in Henrik Grönberg’s group at Karolinska Institutet, has been rewarded with the EIT Innovators Award. EIT Innovators Award recognizes products and services with a very high potential for societal and economic impact...
Prostate cancer

The Swedish Twin Registry – an infrastructure of national importance – now supported by the Swedish Research Council

17 Oct 2017

In the autumn of 2017, the STR received 5-year supporting funding of 4.5 million kr per year from the Swedish Research Council for research infrastructures of national importance. The money will be used for keeping up the register, continue the ascertainment of 9-year old twins, collect DNA and...
Twin research

Jonas F Ludvigsson new Chair of the Örebro Society of Medicine

07 Sep 2017

Jonas F Ludvigsson , paediatrician and professor at MEB has been elected chair of the Örebro Society of Medicine (Örebro Läkaresällskap). The society is one of the oldest in Sweden (founded in 1904) and aims to foster continuing education, and research among physicians at the University Hospital in...

Dissertation 22 Sep 2017: Ida Karlsson

06 Sep 2017

On Friday Sep 22, Ida Karlsson will defend her thesis " Dementia and its comorbidities: genetic and epigenetic influences ". Her opponent is Professor Ruth Ottman from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Ida's supervisors are Nancy Pedersen, Sara Hägg and Alexander Ploner...
DementiaEpigeneticsGenetics

Dissertation 16 June 2017: Donghao Lu

24 May 2017

On Friday June 16, Donghao Lu will defend his thesis " The role of psychological stress in cervical and prostate carcinogenesis ". His opponent is Professor David Spiegel from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences School of Medicine, Stanford University. Donghao's supervisors are...
Cancer and Oncology

Dissertation 1 June 2017: Bénédicte Delcoigne

18 May 2017

On Thursday June 1, Bénédicte Delcoigne will defend her thesis " Efficient design and analysis of extended case-control studies ". Her opponent is Professor Sven Ove Samuelsen from the Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo. Bénédicte's supervisors are Marie Reilly, Kamila Czene and Agus...
Biostatistics

Dissertation 12 May 2017: Carolyn Cesta

02 May 2017

On Friday May 12, Carolyn Cesta will defend her thesis " Stress, depression, and other psychiatric disorders: an epidemiological approach to studying the causes and consequences for in vitro fertilization outcome and polycystic ovary syndrome ". Dr Sunni Mumford from the Epidemiology Branch of the...
EpidemiologyPsychiatric disorders

Dissertation 11 May 2017: Johan Zetterqvist

02 May 2017

On Thursday May 11, Johan Zetterqvist will defend his thesis " Statistical methods for twin and sibling designs ". Assistant Professor Theis Lange from the University of Copenhagen will be his opponent. Johan's supervisors are Arvid Sjölander, Yudi Pawitan, Henrik Larsson, and Paul Lichtenstein...
BiostatisticsTwin research

Dissertation 4 May 2017: Daniela Mariosa

18 Apr 2017

On Thursday May 4, Daniela Mariosa will defend her thesis " Metabolic disorders in the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : an epidemiological approach ". Professor Albert C. Ludolph from the Department of Neurology at the University of Ulm will be her opponent. Supervisors are Fang Fang,...
Epidemiology

Dissertation 28 April 2017: Ruoqing Chen

10 Apr 2017

On Friday April 28, Ruoqing Chen will defend her thesis " Parental cancer and children’s well-being : understanding the potential role of psychological stress ". Professor Corinna Bergelt from the Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf will be her opponent...
Cancer and OncologyEpidemiologyPsychology

Dissertation 20 April 2017: Fei Yang

29 Mar 2017

On Thursday April 20, Fei Yang will defend his thesis " Can Parkinson’s disease be prevented? - epidemiological evidence on lifestyle factors ". His opponent is Professor Beate Ritz from the University of California, Los Angeles. His supervisors are Karin Wirdefeldt, Nancy Pedersen, and Fang Fang...
EpidemiologyParkinson's disease

Follow-up of medical students’ research productivity and career preferences 2 years after a research project course.

10 Mar 2017

Riitta Möller and Maria Shoshan have recently published a paper in BMC Medical Education: " Medical students’ research productivity and career preferences; a 2-year prospective follow-up study ". The article is a follow-up study of some 400 medical students 2 years after the mandatory research...

Dissertation 17 March 2017: Märit Halmin

27 Feb 2017

On Friday March 17, Märit Halmin will defend her thesis " Transfusion in critically ill patients: short- and long-term outcomes ". Her opponent is associate professor Daryl Kor from the Mayo Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology. Her supervisors are Gustaf Edgren, Agneta Wikman and Anders Östlund...
EpidemiologyHematology

Dissertation 24 Feb 2017: Jie Song

03 Feb 2017

On Feb 24, Jie Song will defend her thesis " Bipolar disorder and lithium treatment etiologies and consequences ". Her opponent is Professor Thomas G. Schulze from the University of Munich. Her supervisors are Paul Lichtenstein, Mikael Landén, Sarah E. Bergen och Arvid Sjölander. Jie has studied...
EpidemiologyPsychiatric disordersTreatment

Jonas Ludvigsson awarded prize from Dagens Medicin

01 Feb 2017

Professor Jonas Ludvigsson has been awarded "Stora debattpriset 2016 inom medicin” ( Grand prize in medical debate ), by the medical newspaper Dagens medicin. The prize nomination reads: ”…for Jonas’ ability to look beyond his own medical specialty and show how seemingly small things can have a...
DebatePrize

Unnur Valdimarsdóttir awarded from the ERC

21 Dec 2016

Our guest professor Unnur Valdimarsdóttir has been awarded a Consolidator grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in the amount of 2 million euros for the project “Genetics of morbidity and survival after exposures to significant life stressors.“ Parts of the award will finance her studies...
Grant

62 million SEK to 14 researchers at the department

16 Nov 2016

The department has just found out this year's distribution of funding for projects from the Swedish Research Council, the Cancer Society, and FORTE. The total sum was 62 million SEK and most projects are funded for 3 years and cover a variety of diseases, including psychiatric diseases, cancer and...
BiostatisticsEpidemiologyFunding

Dissertation 21 Oct, 2016: Vilhelmina Ullemar

07 Oct 2016

On Oct 21, Vilhelmina Ullemar will defend her thesis " Transmitted and acquired determinants for childhood asthma - from genes to teens ". Her opponent is Professor John Henderson from the University of Bristol. Supervisors are Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Paul Lichtenstein, Patrik Magnusson, and...
AsthmaEpidemiology

H1N1 vaccination during pregnancy not linked to congenital malformation

20 Sep 2016

In a paper in Annals of Internal Medicine, Jonas Ludvigsson and his colleagues present data on congenital malformations in more than 40 000 offspring to women undergoing vaccination against H1N1 (”the swine flu”). It is already known that the health consequences of influenza are more severe in...

MEB colleague of the year 2016

08 Sep 2016

Every year, the staff at MEB is invited to nominate someone to be the MEB colleague of the year. Examples of characteristics of the winner include making MEB a friendly atmosphere in which to work for as many as possible, helping or facilitating collaboration within MEB, contributing to...
Department

Dissertation 31 Aug, 2016: Zhiwei Liu

16 Aug 2016

On Aug 31, Zhiwei Liu will defend his thesis " Etiology and early detection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: an epidemiological approach ". His opponent is Professor Tai-hing Lam from the Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Pratice, University of Hongkong. Supervisors are Professors Weimin...
Epidemiology

Best degree projects in medicine awarded

09 Jun 2016

Congrats to students and supervisors for best degree projects in medicine! Every semester, the students and supervisors of the best degree project papers on the course "Degree project in medicine" at the Medical Program at KI are awarded with diplomas. At a ceremony in Aula Medica, on Friday June 3...

Dissertation 20 June, 2016: Tracy Peters

03 Jun 2016

On June 20, Tracy Peters will defend her thesis " Risk factors and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : an epidemiologic approach ". The opponent is Professor Giancarlo Logroscino from the Department of Clinical Research in Neurologym University of Bari "Aldo Moro". Her supervisors are Weimin Ye, Fang...
Epidemiology

Dissertation 13 June, 2016: Eva Herweijer

27 May 2016

On June 13, Eva Herweijer will defend her thesis " Register-based evaluation of HPV vaccination programs ". Her opponent is Associate Professor Julia Brotherton from the Victorian Cytology Service at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, and her supervisors are Lisen...
Epidemiology

New position as professor in biostatistics announced

19 May 2016

The position as professor is in the biostatistics group at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics , which at present comprises of around 45 people, including 4 professors, 3 senior lecturers, postdocs, applied biostatisticians and PhD students. The primary activities of the...

Arvid Sjölander receives the 2016 Causality in Statistics Education Award

18 May 2016

The American Statistical Association (ASA) announced on May 16 that Arvid Sjölander , associate professor at Karolinska Institutet, is one of two recipients of the 2016 Causality in Statistics Education Award . The award was established in 2013 by Judea Pearl, professor of computer science and...
AwardBiostatisticsStatistics

MEB Student and Alumni Day 2016

21 Apr 2016

On April 19, the first MEB Student and Alumni Day was held at the department . The day began with a lunch time seminar by an industry recruiter who described many the career options we have as epidemiologists and biostatisticians. This was followed by an enthusiastic panel discussion on the topic “...
AlumniBiostatisticsDepartmentEpidemiology

Juni Palmgren Symposium 1-2 Sep 2016

15 Apr 2016

In September there will be a two-day symposium focusing on statistical science in biomedical research. It ties together Juni Palmgren’s work and visions during more than three decades. When looking to the future, the modern features of data and computational sciences (Big Data, eScience and...
Biostatistics

Dissertation April 22, 2016: Tong Gong

08 Apr 2016

On April 22, Tong Gong will defend her thesis " Epidemiological studies of asthma and neurodevelopmental disorders in children ". Her opponent is Associate Professor Lars Rylander from Lund University and her supervisors are Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Göran Pershagen, Paul Lichtenstein and Sven...
AsthmaEpidemiology

Dissertation April 8, 2016: Anna Johansson

16 Mar 2016

On April 8, Anna Johansson will defend her thesis " Pregnancy and breast cancer: risk patterns, tumour characteristics and prognosis ". Her opponent is Professor Giske Ursin from University of Oslo and her supervisors are Mats Lambe, Paul Dickman and Sven Cnattingius. Pregnancy-associated breast...
BiostatisticsBreast cancerEpidemiology

Martin Eklund receives a Junior Investigator Award from the Swedish Cancer Society 2016

14 Mar 2016

The Swedish Cancer Society has decided to award four cancer researchers the Junior Investigator Award 2016 and Martin Eklund at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics is one of the recipients. His project entitled "Personalized prostate cancer diagnostics: Towards implementation...
EpidemiologyProstate cancer

Dissertation March 18, 2016: Qi Chen

02 Mar 2016

On March 18, Qi Chen will defend her thesis "What can genetically informative designs add to the understanding of ADHD?". Her opponent is Professor Camilla Stoltenberg from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and her supervisors are Henrik Larsson, Arvid Sjölander and Ralf Kuja-Halkola...
BiostatisticsEpidemiology

Dissertation March 11, 2016: Martin Cederlöf

05 Feb 2016

On March 11, Martin Cederlöf will defend his thesis " Risks, correlates, and consequences of the extended psychosis phenotype ". His opponent is Professor Mary Cannon from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Psychiatry, Beaumont Hospital, and his supervisors are Paul...
Epidemiology

Dissertation Jan 15, 2016: Thang Trinh: Determinants of breast cancer risk; focusing on mammographic density

17 Dec 2015

On January 15, Thang Trinh will defend his thesis " Determinants of breast cancer risk; focusing on mammographic density ". His opponent is Professor Melinda L. Irwin from the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health and his supervisors are Per Hall, Katarina Bälter...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

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