Eva Herweijer is awarded a scholarship for her thesis on HPV vaccination

Published 2017-05-19 10:18. Updated 2017-05-19 10:34Denna sida på svenska

This year’s recipient of the Sven Gard scholarship for best thesis in virology is Eva Herweijer of the Department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, MEB.

Eva Herweijer is awarded the scholarship, worth SEK 50,000, for her thesis entitled Register-Based Evaluation of HPV Vaccination Programs, where she combines information from various Swedish quality registers and thus contributes important bases for how HPV vaccinations can best be carried out. Because Eva Herweijer’s thesis shows that HPV vaccination is effective against preliminary stages of cervical cancer it will probably lead to greater acceptance of HPV vaccination.