Michael Fored

Michael Fored

Senior Lecturer/Senior Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852483357
Visiting address: Maria Aspmans gata 30A, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Fored M, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, and
    the Director of Research Education at the Department of Medicine, Solna with
    more than 200 doctoral candidates.
    A great variety of research is performed at my department, and I get insights
    in laboratory- as well as clinical research, and research education. My
    vocational training is Nephrology.
    I am running the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council's
    Research School for Clinicians in Epidemiology and am the chairman of its
    steering committee.
    From 2008 to 2013 I was one of the KI Central Directors of Research Education
    with co-responsibility of management of student issues, and development of
    the research education.
    Head of operations (verksamhetschef), Clinical Epidemiology at Karolinska
    University Hospital 2015 –
    Research group leader, Clinical Epidemiology, Dept. of Medicine, Solna, KI
    2015 –
    Director of research education, Dept. of Medicine, Solna, KI 2009 –
    Chairman, KI/SLL clinical research school for clinicians 2014 –
    Chairman, Research intern physician steering group 2015 -
    *Present commissions of trust*
    Board member / teachers’ representative, Board of research education, KI
    2015 –
    Member of the Docent committee, KI 2011 –
    Member of steering group for research resident physicians, SLL 2015
    *Some thoughts on research education*
    To me, it seems as when teaching and learning are core values in the
    discovery efforts among curious researchers eager to learn, the research
    education is at its best. I find such permissive attitudes towards learning
    and teaching important throughout the organisation in which the research
    education takes place. I strive to communicate this attitude as the director
    of research education, and find a pragmatic and pedagogical approach to both
    supervisors and doctoral students being successful in the administrative
    tasks of a director.
    I believe the administration of research education should facilitate the
    learning processes while considering both the students and the supervisors.
    The overall goal should be a continuous improvement of the quality of the
    graduating new researchers.
    MD 1988
    License to practice medicine 1990
    Board certified nephrologist 1994
    PhD 2003
    Docent 2011


  • *Clinical Epidemiology*
    Collaborating as knowledgeable in epidemiology methods in clinical research
    projects within a broad range of medical conditions (i.e. nephrology,
    rheumatology, dermatology, odontology, pharmacology, cardiology, infectious
    diseases, occupational medicine, and health informatics).
    Mainly acting as a senior scientific advisor in post-marketing safety
    surveillance projects of novel pharmacological treatments of inflammatory
    diseases. Studies at the Karolinska Institutet Centre for
    *Transportation Safety Epidemiology*
    Introducing register-based epidemiology in the rather unexplored area of
    “risk factor research” in road traffic, in particular among


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  • Senior Lecturer/Senior Physician, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2015-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2003

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