Published: 2021-05-10 11:32 | Updated: 2021-05-11 21:04

New KI-Region Stockholm research school in Clinical Therapy Research

A fifth KI-Region Stockholm research school has now been established. The research school in Clinical Therapy Research is due to open in the autumn of 2022 as a complement to the existing research schools in Epidemiology, Molecular Medicine, Clinical Psychiatry and Family Medicine/Primary Care.

The new research school has been set up under the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset (KI SÖS). Further details about course contents, number of places and application dates will be released this autumn. As with all other clinical KI-Region Stockholm research schools, the new school is open to clinically active doctoral students. Course packages will comprise 16 weeks’ full-time study (24 HE credits) and last for two years (four blocks spread over four weeks per semester).

The KI-Region Stockholm research council has made a policy decision to co-finance the school. The number of places and any salary compensation to be made available to the participants’ clinics will be decided during the regular budget process for ALF/R&D funds and will be announced in the autumn once the budget has been set.

“The new research school in Clinical Therapy Research is a welcome addition to the existing research schools in which healthcare professionals conduct their doctoral education”, says Robert Harris, academic vice president for doctoral education. “Recent advancements in the fields of cancer, transplantation and autoimmunity have led to significant advances in the treatment of many patient groups, and so this new research school is well positioned to both inform doctoral students about these innovations, as well as to inspire the next treatment breakthroughs”.

“Limited opportunity for clinical research is one of the top priority risks KI has to manage this year and a vital aspect of this is time for clinical research and doctoral education,” says Birgitta Henriques Normark, academic vice president for research and KI's chair of the KI-Region Stockholm Research Council. “It’s a complex problem and there’s no easy solution to it, so we need to approach it from different angles. The clinical KI-Region Stockholm research schools are incredibly popular amongst our clinical doctoral students and the new research school is an important addition to them.”

Contact: Per Svensson, research school director