Ole Petter Ottersen: ”Meeting new students made a strong impression"
New vice-chancellor. For a little over a month, Ole Petter Ottersen has been on his new job as the vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet (KI). The time has been used wisely in getting to know the organisation and its employees. However, focus is already on a new KI strategy for 2030 and reorganisation, measures following the Heckscher inquiry and contacts with the Stockholm County Council (SLL), among lots of other things.
Vaccination debated at open house
How should we go about achieving the UN’s global sustainable development goals? In mid-September, the Department of Public Health Sciences cohosted an open house on this theme, concluding the day with a panel debate on how information – and myths – about vaccination can be managed.
High impact publications
Recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from Karolinska Institutet are main authors.
Association Between Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery and Recurrence of Gastroesophageal Reflux
Maret-Ouda J, Wahlin K, El-Serag HB, Lagergren J, JAMA (2017) Online 12 September. Original Investigation.
Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction
Hofmann R, James SK, Jernberg T et al., NEJM (2017) Online 28 August. Original Article.
PCI Versus CABG in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes and Multivessel Disease
Nyström T, Sartipy U, Franzén S, Eliasson B, Gudbjörnsdottir S, Miftaraj M, Lagerqvist B, Svensson A-M, och Holzmann MJ. JACC (2017) Online 26 August. Article.
KI in the media
Improving anaesthesia care for children
Per-Arne Lönnqvist’s research aims to improve anaesthesia care for children. He has helped to develop the use of ultrasound for improving the precision of local anaesthetic administration and has been a pioneer in the use of alpha-2 agonists in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care.
Reducing risk during pregnancy and childbirth
Anna-Karin Wikström researches pregnancy-related complications, especially preeclampsia. Two important lines of her research involve registry studies of risk factors during pregnancy and childbirth, and MRI studies of the placenta and the maternal brain during preeclampsia.