KI researchers to receive a third of the Swedish Research Council’s funding for clinical research

Published 2018-12-06 14:15. Updated 2018-12-06 14:23Denna sida på svenska

Researchers at KI are to be awarded over 37 percent of the Swedish Research Council’s funds granted for clinical treatment research in 2018. Of the 200 million kronor for the period 2019‑2021, no less than 75 million kronor is going to research at KI. The Council also granted funds for research into children’s and young people’s mental health. Out of a total of 137.4 million kronor in grants for the period 2018‑2023, almost 50 million kronor is going to KI researchers.

The project grants went to the following researchers at KI:

Jonas Bergh of the Department of Oncology-Pathology was awarded a total of 13.5 million kronor for the fine-adjustment of pre-operative system therapy and repeated therapy assessment; crossover-design in a prospective, randomised, phase II study for HER2-positive breast cancer.

Annika Bergquist of the Department of Medicine, Huddinge, was awarded a total of 18.9 million kronor for her research into treatment with atorvastatin for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) – a randomised controlled study. 

Cecilia Ekeus of the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health was awarded a total of 300 thousand kronor for her research into neurological morbidity in children affected by cerebral haemorrhage in connection with suction cap delivery.

Bo Göran Ericzon of the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and technology was awarded a total of 18 million kronor for his research into immunotherapy with organ transplantation in order to minimise the need for immunosuppression. 

Christina Dalman of the Department of Public Health Sciences was awarded a total of 24.9 million kronor for her research into early interventions in mental illness – How can barriers to care be overcome for newly-admitted children and young people? 

David Mataix-Cols of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience was awarded a total of 4.7 million kronor for his research into clinical and cost-effectiveness of internet-mediated behavioural therapy for children and young people with Tourette’s syndrome.

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience was awarded a total of 24.9 million kronor for her research into mental illness and social integration among immigrant children - causes, prognosis, prevention and treatment.

Anna Norhammar of the Department of Medicine, Solna, was awarded a total of 19.5 million kronor for her research into myocardial infarction and starting metformin (MIMET) – a register-randomised controlled study.

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