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13 Nov 2018 17 November: World Prematurity Day and medical research Epidemiology, Pediatrics
25 Oct 2018 Dissertation 9 Nov 2018: Caroline Weibull Biostatistics, Cancer and Oncology, Epidemiology, Survival
05 Oct 2018 Dissertation 26 Oct 2018: Jianwei Zhu Cancer and Oncology, Epidemiology
01 Oct 2018 Cinnamon Bun Day and celiac disease Epidemiology
26 Sep 2018 Dissertation 15 Oct 2018: Hong Xu Epidemiology, Nephrology
19 Sep 2018 Dissertation 11 Oct 2018: Linda Abrahamsson Biostatistics, Breast cancer
10 Sep 2018 Dissertation 18 Sep 2018: Bojing Liu Epidemiology, Parkinson's disease
05 Sep 2018 Caesarean delivery, preterm birth and risk of food allergy - new article in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Allergy, Epidemiology
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

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17 November: World Prematurity Day and medical research

13 Nov 2018

Preterm birth (birth before 37 weeks' gestation) has been an under-recognised global health issue. Between 10 and 15 million children each year are born preterm. More than 1 million preterm born children die every year, and those who survive are at increased risk of cerebral palsy, blindness, and...
EpidemiologyPediatrics

Dissertation 9 Nov 2018: Caroline Weibull

25 Oct 2018

On Friday Nov 9 Caroline Weibull will defend her thesis " Survivorship in Hodgkin lymphoma: childbearing and treatment-related disease ". Professor James R. Cerhan from the Mayo Clinic will be her opponent. Caroline's supervisors are Paul Dickman, Sandra Eloranta, Paul Lambert, Magnus Björkholm and...
BiostatisticsCancer and OncologyEpidemiologySurvival

Dissertation 26 Oct 2018: Jianwei Zhu

05 Oct 2018

On Friday Oct 26, Jianwei Zhu will defend his thesis " Severe psychological stress associated with a cancer diagnosis ". Professor Barbara Andersen from the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University will act as his opponent. Jianwei's supervisors are Fang Fang, Katja Fall, Unnur...
Cancer and OncologyEpidemiology

Cinnamon Bun Day and celiac disease

01 Oct 2018

On Thursday (Oct 4), Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day (”Kanelbullens dag”). This is also a day when society and healthcare pay attention to celiac disease An estimated 1% of the population in Western countries (translating into 100,000 individuals in Sweden) have celiac disease. Many go...
Epidemiology

Dissertation 15 Oct 2018: Hong Xu

26 Sep 2018

On Monday Oct 15, Hong Xu will defend her thesis " Diet, lifestyle and chronic kidney disease ". Her opponent will be Professor Gerjan Navis from the Department of Internal Medicine-Nephrology at Groningen University Medical Center. Hong's supervisors are Juan-Jesus Carrero-Roig, Alicja Wolk, Peter...
EpidemiologyNephrology

Dissertation 11 Oct 2018: Linda Abrahamsson

19 Sep 2018

On Thursday Oct 11, Linda Abrahamsson will defend her thesis " Statistical models of breast cancer tumour progression for mammography screening data ". Her opponent will be Doktor Harald Weedon-Fekjær from Oslo Centre for Biostatistics & Epidemiology at Oslo University Hospital. Linda's...
BiostatisticsBreast cancer

Dissertation 18 Sep 2018: Bojing Liu

10 Sep 2018

On Tuesday Sep 18, Bojing Liu will defend her thesis " Parkinson’s disease etiology : beyond the brain and late adulthood ". Her opponent will be Associate Professor Per Borghammer from the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University. Bojing's supervisors are Karin Wirdefeldt, Honglei Chen...
EpidemiologyParkinson's disease

Caesarean delivery, preterm birth and risk of food allergy - new article in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

05 Sep 2018

In a paper published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers from Örebro University and Karolinska Institutet observe a link between perinatal factors and the risk of food allergy in children. The researchers linked the Medical Birth Register and the Patient Register...
AllergyEpidemiology

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

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