Professor Kristina Johnell: We need research showing the benefits and harms of drug treatment in old age

Professor Kristina Johnell: We need research showing the benefits and harms of drug treatment in old age

In January, Kristina Johnell was appointed Professor of Geriatric Pharmacoepidemiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), KI. “I feel very honored to have become a professor and look forward to the new opportunities this appointment makes …

Miia Kivipelto has received Alzheimerfonden’s award for excellent research

Miia Kivipelto has received Alzheimerfonden’s award for excellent research

Professor Miia Kivipelto, Division of Neurogeriatrics and Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, has received Alzheimerfonden’s award for excellent research. The prize is worth SEK 2.5 million. – For many years we have been researching what we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s …

Grant on aging research infrastructure awarded to ARC

Grant on aging research infrastructure awarded to ARC

Laura Fratiglioni, professor and director of the Aging Research Center (ARC), is the principal investigator of the extended SNAC-K project and will head a new project that focuses on a national e-infrastructure in aging research. Both projects have received research …

ARC researcher Erika Jonsson Laukka assigned new deputy director of doctoral education at NVS

ARC researcher Erika Jonsson Laukka assigned new deputy director of doctoral education at NVS

“I am happy to be selected for this commission of trust and look forward to becoming more deeply involved in questions related to doctoral education at NVS”, says Erika Jonsson Laukka. She will start her new assignment on January 1, …

The Swedish National Study of Aging and Care – Newsletter #2, 2015

The Swedish National Study of Aging and Care – Newsletter #2, 2015

The Swedish National Study of Aging and Care (SNAC), has published a new issue of its twice-yearly Swedish-language newsletter. SNAC was started at the request of the Swedish government in 2001 to help determine health and social services needs of older people …

Winter school on psychiatric epidemiology, Wengen, Switzerland

Sign up now for the  Winter school on psychiatric epidemiology, Wengen, Switzerland, from 21 to 23 January, 2016. The Global Mental Health Movement has come to age and its rapidly acquired scientific maturity is underpinned by sound, cross-culturally valid epidemiological methods. …

Grant to Claudio Brozzoli from the Swedish Research Council

Grant to Claudio Brozzoli from the Swedish Research Council

We proudly present and congratulate Claudio Brozzoli for being awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council. See below description of the project: Temporal Dynamics of Adult Brain Plasticity: Effects of motor learning on brain anatomy and cognitive functions in adulthood …

Grants to Kristina Johnell and Chengxuan Qiu from the Swedish Research Council

We proudly present and congratulate Kristina Johnell and Chengxuan Qiu for being awarded grants from the Swedish Research Council. See below descriptions of the projects: Kristina Johnell: Optimizing drug treatment in old age: a novel translational research project A major …

Great interest in SNAC-K

Great interest in SNAC-K

The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC) explores the importance of living conditions, lifestyle, and personality for the health and well-being of older people. On 14 October, the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen held …