Published: 23-01-2018 11:57 | Updated: 24-01-2018 09:46

Silver Medal 2017 to Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eva Mattsson

Karolinska Institutet’s Silver Medal for 2017 is awarded to Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eva Mattsson. The medals are awarded to those who have made a special contribution to supporting KI’s activities.

The vice-chancellor, in consultation with the pro-vice-chancellor, university director and the deans of research, doctoral education and higher education, awards Karolinska Institutet’s various medals based on recommendations from the Medals Committee.

Extracts from the Committee’s reasons for awarding the silver medals:

Lars-Olof Wahlund, senior professor in geriatrics, receives the medal for the major impact his work as a teacher, clinician and researcher has had on KI’s leading position in the field of dementia research. His scientific productivity is high, with in the region of 450 publications, and he is a leader within KI in the field of magnetic resonance-based research into dementia disorders.

Eva Mattsson, professor emerita in physiotherapy, receives the medal for her distinguished contribution to doctoral and higher education and research at Karolinska Institutet. Throughout the course of her professional life, she has been an eminent researcher who has influenced clinical praxis, as well as a forceful proponent of quality in first cycle, second cycle and doctoral education, not only in KI’s physiotherapy programme, but also within KI as a whole.

The medals are being presented in conjunction with the “För nit och redlighet i rikets tjänst”, NOR, awarding ceremony, on 15 February.