Stefan Fors has been appointed docent (associate professor) of Public Health at Stockholm University

ARC researcher Stefan Fors has been appointed docent (associate professor) of Public Health at Stockholm University. Stefan is trained in Sociology, and holds a PhD in Social Work. His primary research interests concerns health trends, and socioeconomic inequalities in health, …

Miia Kivipelto appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2016

Miia Kivipelto has been appointed, as one of five, Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2016. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides the scholars with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare.  Miia Kivipelto has made significant contributions …

Towards a National E-infrastructure on Aging Research – NEAR

On the 22nd and 23rd of February the kick-off meeting for the 2-year Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) project “Towards a National E-infrastructure on Aging Research – NEAR” was held. The aim of the project is to build a National E-infrastructure …

Top researchers advocate united actions to fight Alzheimer’s disease

To meet the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, a concerted effort and long-term economic commitment is needed, according to a new report by internationally leading researchers in the field. The journal  Lancet Neurology  devotes its entire April issue to a …

ARC researchers’ work on social ties and dementia featured in Nature

Since the 1990s, Laura Fratiglioni and her team at ARC have been investigating the association between social isolation and cognitive dysfunction. Their work, which shows that social isolation is linked with a higher risk of dementia, is featured in the 3 …

ARC researchers in Forte talks

The Aging Research Center participates in Forte talks on March 8-9. Forte Talks is a conference that aims to be a meeting point between research and practice within the area of health, working life and welfare. ARC participates with: Scientific …

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

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

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 …