Published: 24-10-2017 14:17 | Updated: 06-11-2017 01:06

Postdocs David Conradsson and Sara Garcia-Ptacek awarded scholarships by SSMF

18 research scholarships in medicine have been awarded to Karolinska Institutet by the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) this year. A total of 34 post-docs at six Swedish universities will share close to SEK 80 million.

The postdocs at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society who have been awarded the two-year scholarship are David Conradsson and Sara Garcia-Ptacek.

"I am extremely happy, proud and honored for receiving a postdoctoral scholarship from SSMF. The support from SMFF lay the foundation for my development towards an independent line of research within neurological rehabilitation", David Conradsson says.

"I am proud and happy to receive a postdoc stipend from the SSMF, which will enable me to continue my research on stroke treatment in patients with dementia. The coexistence of stroke and dementia is, unfortunately, frequent in clinical practice and we need better knowledge to tailor interventions to these patients," Sara Garcia-Ptacek says.

“Postdoc education is an absolute necessity to be able to continue to pursue a successful career in research. A scholarship from SSMF allows a researcher to not only gain important experience in a new research setting but also establish a network of his or her own for continued collaborations,” says professor Mats Ulfendahl, who chairs the SSMF, in a press release.

Assistant professor

David Conradsson

Organizational unit: Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), H1


Sara Garcia-Ptacek

Organizational unit: Eriksdotter