ARC Juniors’ Christmas-themed study circle

This year, ARC Juniors held a Christmas-themed study circle where we included elements and activities of Christmas spirit, such as gingerbread house making. Among other things discussed at the study circle were upcoming courses at KI, and questions regarding authorship for articles. All three sectors (social gerontology, medical and psychology) were present at this Christmas … Continue reading ARC Juniors’ Christmas-themed study circle


Grants to ARC researchers from the Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council (SRC) has come to a decision in the “Medicine and Health 2017” and “Humanities and Social Sciences 2017” calls. The lists of approved grants were published in end October and beginning of November respectively. In total, researchers at the Aging Research Center are awarded  11 800 000 SEK in project grants. … Continue reading Grants to ARC researchers from the Swedish Research Council


New course for PhD students: “Aging Societies: Challenges and Opportunities”

Program: Public Health Science Time: April 9 – 27, 2018 Place: Aging Research Center (ARC, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University), Gävlegatan 16, Stockholm Credits: 3 This course approaches the challenges and opportunities of an aging population from a public health perspective. It focuses on the lifelong heterogeneous aging process, and health and welfare in … Continue reading New course for PhD students: “Aging Societies: Challenges and Opportunities”


Sino-Sweden Network for Aging Research Workshop

The Sino-Sweden Network for Aging Research Workshop took place on October 25-27, 2017, at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The theme was “Genetic and environmental factors for cognitive aging across Eastern-Western cultures”. The program consisted of Key Lectures, Special Sessions, and Junior Investigator Sessions. The workshop attracted many junior researchers and doctoral … Continue reading Sino-Sweden Network for Aging Research Workshop


The NEAR infrastructure has been granted funding

The National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) has been awarded funding from the Swedish Research Council. The decision was published on 20 September. Now follows a dialogue on the conditions associated with the grants. No later than December 2017, following completion of the dialogues, the special terms and conditions for the grants shall be signed. … Continue reading The NEAR infrastructure has been granted funding


Forte grants to researchers at ARC

Lena Dahlberg, researcher at the Aging Research Center, has been granted research funding of SEK 3 240 000 in Forte’s annual open call for proposals in the fields of health, working life and welfare. Debora Rizzuto and Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga have been granted funding of SEK 4 805 000 and 4 890 000  respectively within the call on research in … Continue reading Forte grants to researchers at ARC


First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing

How can research help a society deal with an ever-ageing population? This issue was discussed at a workshop held to mark the start of a collaboration between Stockholm’s three leading academic institutes and the University of Tokyo. Both Sweden and Japan have ageing populations, and this raises important questions, like how to guarantee access to healthcare … Continue reading First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing


Visiting researcher from Newcastle University brings new insight on drug prescribing in frail older adults

Dr Adam Todd (Newcastle University) visited the Aging Research Center (ARC) on September 11-14. This visit marks the start of a collaboration with the pharmacoepidemiology research group led by Professor Kristina Johnell. Dr Todd is a clinical pharmacist and senior lecturer in pharmaceutical public health. His research focuses on appropriate medication use among older adults, … Continue reading Visiting researcher from Newcastle University brings new insight on drug prescribing in frail older adults


COBRA: Second wave of data collection, starting now, will give unique insight into average changes in the aging brain

Our brains change as we age. For instance, the availability of the neurotransmitter dopamine drops, as does the volume of gray and white matter. However, we lack data on average long-term changes in these measures and on how these changes are related to cognitive performance. We thus have incomplete knowledge on aging, the brain, and … Continue reading COBRA: Second wave of data collection, starting now, will give unique insight into average changes in the aging brain


ARC Biennial report 2015-2016

Catch up with recent research, events, and honors at ARC with our 2015-2016 Biennial report, now available for download: ARC Biennial report 2015-2016