Published: 02-09-2015 10:43 | Updated: 01-12-2015 13:31

Miriam Elfström receives Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize

Miriam Elfström, previously a doctoral student at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics has received the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize for 2015 for her dissertation Optimizing cervical cancer prevention through screening and HPV vaccination.

In her thesis she describes, among other things, the long term efficacy of different screening strategies and the long term risks associated with HPV infection, the quality of different screening programmes and their organization, as well as the efficacy of different vaccination strategies. The aim of the research is to maximize the benefit of prevention initiatives in Sweden and Europe.

As a doctoral student Miriam Elfström was the first author of an article in the British Medical Journal and co-author of an article in the Lancet. After her doctoral studies, Miriam Elfström is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and process leader for cancer prevention at the Regional Cancer Centre Stockholm-Gotland region.

More about her research.

The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation was founded in 1992 and since 1996 the Foundation has a collaboration with 23 partner universities, including Karolinska Institutet. The subject area ‘medical science’ focuses on new PhD holders or doctoral students who are in the final phase of their doctoral work. The candidates should not be above 30 years of age during their public defence.