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March 3, 2023

NEAR’s steering group member Wilhelmina Hoffman is appointed new honorary doctor at Karolinska Institutet

Photo: Martin Lundsvoll

Wilhelmina Hoffman who is part of NEAR’s Steering Group, is one of this year’s recipients of an honorary doctorate of medicine from Karolinska Institutet. She is specialist in geriatrics, and CEO of Silviahemmet and the Swedish Dementia Centre.

Medical advances require research, innovation, education and the effective clinical implementation of scientific evidence. Wilhelmina Hoffman has been pioneering in her understanding of these interconnections and the need for change, and her opening of new collaborative channels between universities, particularly KI, and healthcare at primary, specialized environments and nursing homes. Throughout her career, she has focused with great acumen and purpose on building bridges between academy and clinic, science and clinical practice, and research and education.

“It’s a true honor to receive this accolade, which is testimony to the university’s acknowledgement of the importance of dementia diseases and the vital connections between research, healthcare and social care in the efforts to create a more dementia-friendly society”, she says.

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