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.
On September 20-22, NEAR attended and held a symposium at the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EU-GMS) 2023 in Helsinki, Finland. EU-GMS’s mission is to develop geriatric medicine in Europe as an independent specialty caring for older people with age-related diseases. Around 1700 participants from across the world met in Helsinki to discuss and present research […]
The Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS) awards SEK 150,000 annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to Alzheimer’s research. This year, the Bengt Winblad Prize is awarded to the Director of NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, Professor of Medical Epidemiology, focusing on dementia diseases at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet. Laura Fratiglioni […]
NEAR will organize its next workshop in collaboration with the Ferrero Foundation during Healthy Aging Week 2023. From 6 to 11 November 2023, the Ferrero Foundation of Alba will host Healthy Aging Week 2023, a series of scientific events, seminars, and workshops organized by the Ferrero Foundation in collaboration with the Academy of Medicin of […]