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Deadline: 3 January 2022 – NEAR is looking for a Database Coordinator
22 September, 2021

NEAR is looking for a Database Coordinator where the primary task is to enhance the performance of the organization’s database included in the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). The Database Coordinator will be responsible in implementing standardized database management procedures, and overseeing the installation, security, and upgrading of the[...]

Anders Wimo in the World Alzheimer Report and Global status report on the public health response to dementia
21 September, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Anders Wimo, has contributed to the “World Alzheimer Report 2021 – Journey through the diagnosis of dementia”, released by the Alzheimer’s Disease International and the “Global status report on the public health response to dementia”, released by the World Health Organization (WHO), 2021. Anders has[...]

Dissertation, 24 May 2021: Harpa Sif Eyjólfsdóttir
13 September, 2021

On 24th of May 2021, Harpa Sif Eyjólfsdóttir at Karolinska Institutet, defended her doctoral thesis entitled: “Unequal tracks? Studies in work, retirement and health” The overall aim of this thesis was to study how retirement is influenced by health status, socioeconomic position, and gender in Sweden; and in turn how[...]

Dissertation, 11 June 2021: Jenna Najar
9 September, 2021

On 11th of June 2021, Jenna Najar at University of Gothenburg, defended her doctoral thesis entitled: “Risk factors for dementia – Lifestyle, hormones, neurochemistry, and genetics”. The aim of this thesis was to expand the understanding about the effects of lifestyle factors, indicators of endogenous estrogens, and genetic factors on[...]

Dissertation, 20 May 2020: Therese Rydberg Sterner
9 September, 2021

On 20th of May, Therese Rydberg Sterner at University of Gothenburg, defended her doctoral thesis entitled: “Depression among Swedish 70-year-olds: Sex differences from a gender perspective?”. The overarching aim of this thesis was to study prevalence, time trends, and subjective experiences of depression among older adults, with specific focus towards potential[...]

Spending too little money on preventing ill-health can lower welfare benefits
6 September, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Professor Miia Kivipelto, has written a debate article together with three Professors from KI on the importance of investing in prevention of major public health diseases such as, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes type 2.  They propose that the regions of the country spend[...]

Deadline: 17 September 2021 – NEAR is looking for a Postdoc in Epidemiology of Aging
30 August, 2021

NEAR is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct work on gene-environment interplay in older adults included in NEAR. Specifically, longitudinal analyses will be conducted to understand how interventions from drug therapy interact with individual aging trajectories as assessed by different biomarkers of aging. The post-doc researcher will mainly be working[...]

It’s never too late to learn new things
23 August, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Lars Nyberg, was interviewed in the daily newspaper DN on the aging brain and learning processes. Lars explains that we can learn new things throughout life, however at a slower pace, as compared to younger adults. Therefore, more time and practice may be needed but[...]

NEAR Methodological Workshop, 27 October 2021
20 August, 2021

We are happy to announce that NEAR will hold its third workshop on “Methodological issues in harmonizing and pooling of data”, 27 October 10 AM- 3 PM. Due to the current situation, the workshop will take place online (Zoom) and onsite (KI Solna Campus) for selected participants only.  Register for[...]

Ingmar Skoog – Host of the Swedish radio program “Sommar” in P1
20 August, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, was one of the hosts of the well-known program entitled “Sommar” (Summer) on the Swedish radio program P1, 2 August 2021. Among other things, Ingmar talked about the Covid-19 pandemic, which has revealed poor knowledge on health- and social related aspects of older[...]

Deadline: 25 June 2021 – NEAR is looking for a Postdoc in Geriatric Epidemiology
7 June, 2021

NEAR is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct work on epidemiological research on depression in relation to neurodegenerative disorders in older adults. The postdoc researcher will spend her or his time at KI and GU carrying out a project concerning the complex interrelations between psychiatric- and neurodegenerative disorders. The[...]

NEAR Database Manager Meeting
2 June, 2021

The NEAR database managers held an e-meeting on 28 May on local electronic application systems, codebooks and updates for the Swedish National Data Service (SND).