What information should I provide when contacting the editorial team at KI News?

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Whenever informing us of anything that could be of interest, we need to know why it is interesting for the KI organisation as a whole, and whom to contact in order to write about it.

Answer the following questions to make it possible for us to consider a news article:

  1. What happened? Who did something concerning Karolinska Institutet? In which department/unit/centre at Karolinska Institutet (if relevant)?2) When did it take place? What was the purpose? Why is it interesting for anyone else at Karolinska Institutet to know about it?
  2. What story lies behind it – any collaborations/activities/connections or even surprising or unexpected details that makethe news relevant?
  3. What will it eventually lead to?
  4. Who is the main person to get in touch with for further comments or interviews?
  5. Please make sure to enclose names of persons in pictures (if there are any), and let us know if we are allowed to use them (copyright). Always include the name of the photographer.

Below, an example of a short article, as a result of answering the questions above:

  1. Oman’s Minister of Higher Education, Dr Rawya Al Busaidi, visited Sweden in March to form an impression of the country as a study destination. During the visit, which included Karolinska Institutet on the 26th, the Omani delegation stated that they wished to learn more about the Swedish education system.
    Karolinska Institutet’s programme was opened by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, after which the three deans each presented their boards.
  2. Last year, KI took part in a student recruitment fair in the Omani capital of Muscat and a small delegation led by Dean of Doctoral Education Anders Gustafsson visited Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).
    Today, an exchange agreement is in place with the medical programme at SQU, and many Omani doctoral students at KI and PhD graduates from Oman are involved in projects with KI researchers. Collaborations with the country are underway in a number of fields, such as diabetes, road safety and genetic diseases.
  3. At the end of March, KI researchers will be taking part in a scientific symposium at SQU on the themes of diabetes and genetic diseases. In the picture, from the left: Ambassador of Oman in Germany including Sweden Mr Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar. Photographer: John Smith. (Internal use only).

A recently-received award or a new work position at KI? Answer the following questions:

  1. Who received the award and what kind of award is it? At which department?
  2. What happens now (for example, what project is enabled by this prize, how much prize money was awarded and for how many years will the awardee receive it)?
  3. Short background of this award (who/what organisation appoints the award and how often)?
  4. Short justification text of the award ”for his or her excellent skills in…” (if there is one).
  5. Name the photographer if a picture is attached, as well as the name(s) of the people in it.

If there is a press release concerning the award or a website, please send us the link.

Below an example of a short article, as a result of ensuring that the questions above were all answered:

  1. KI-researchers Jorge Ruas and Ana Teixeira receive a Human Frontiers Science Program Young Investigator Award.
  2. The international research team led by Jorge Ruas at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet, includes co-PIs Ana Teixeira, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Jun Wu, University of Michigan, USA, and Alexandros Vegiopoulos, German Cancer Research Center. They receive 1.2 million USD for the project “Modeling information flow between tissues during metabolic adaptation and dysfunction”.
  3. HFSP collaborative research grants are given for a broad range of projects under the umbrella theme of “Complex mechanisms of living organisms.” Particular emphasis is placed on cutting-edge, risky projects. Applicants went through a rigorous year-long selection procedure in a global competition that started with 844 submitted letters of intent, representing an increase of 18 per cent compared to the previous year. In 2014, 10 Young Investigator teams were approved (involving 28 scientists) together with 24 Program Grants (involving 78 scientists). Each team member receives, on average, $110,000 – $125,000 per year for 3 years.
  4. Full press release as well as list of 2014 awardees.


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