Published: 15-04-2024 15:20 | Updated: 15-04-2024 15:19

Göran K. Hansson is honorary member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation

The American Society of Clinical Investigation, ASCI, has appointed Göran K. Hansson as an honorary member at the society's annual conference in Chicago.

Founded in 1908, ASCI is one of America's oldest and most respected medical research organizations. Its mission is to support and provide a forum for medical, and above all, clinical research. It publishes the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation, 

Göran K Hansson
Göran K Hansson Photo: Stefan Zimmerman

Honorary members of ASCI are distinguished individuals who have made important contributions to the society's goal, to increase knowledge of diseases and develop new treatment options through research. Göran K. Hansson was nominated in particular for his discovery of the role of inflammation in atherosclerosis and his efforts to identify new therapeutic options in cardiovascular disease.

Göran K. Hansson is professor of cardiovascular research at the Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea. He has previously been permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.