How to write an effective curriculum vitae

In a series of blogs, I want to talk about writing an effective and professional curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and finally writing a personal statement for graduate schools. In this first part of the blog series, I will talk about writing a successful curriculum vitae. Curriculum vitae (CV) CVs differ from country to country… Read More How to write an effective curriculum vitae

Course review: Applied Epidemiology II -Determinants of health

The first course of the second year- Applied Epidemiology II- Determinants of health (10 credits) lasted 7 weeks. This course magically brought together (to some extent, crammed) six Epidemiology research niches in 7 weeks. The course was led by Yvonne Forsell. Week 1- Reproductive Health and Applied Cardiovascular (CVD) Epidemiology We only did Reproductive health… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology II -Determinants of health

Diary of a Master’s student: Month 1 of year 2

Hej! Is time speeding up, or is it just me? It has been a while since I have written a blog and its about time I give you an update. So, what were the highlights of my first month as a second year master’s student? Meeting the Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet (KI) About two weeks… Read More Diary of a Master’s student: Month 1 of year 2

Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health

This course was run by Professor Cecilia Magnusson, a research group leader for prevention, intervention, and mechanisms in public health as well as the director of the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Stockholm Country Council. One of her biggest projects is the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, a prospective study in the Stockholm… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health

The Nobel Prize: history and tips for laureates-to-be

June 29th, 2017 will mark the 117th year of the Noble Foundation. Nobel Prizes have been awarded since 1901.  I will highlight some important background information about the Nobel Prize and some personal advice, which are completely evidence based (well maybe not all). A little bit of history  While people leave their estate and wealth… Read More The Nobel Prize: history and tips for laureates-to-be

Course review: Qualitative Methods

Some research questions are better addressed with a qualitative approach. This course was designed to highlight the importance of qualitative methods as we have been focusing on quantitative methods. Though we are not allowed to do a qualitative study for our thesis project, it is important to understand how to implement qualitative methods if the… Read More Course review: Qualitative Methods

Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

You must have solid biostatistics skills to conduct and present research in epidemiology. Being able to perform statistical analysis using different programming languages is equally of paramount importance as public health works with enormous datasets. Advanced statistics in Epidemiology (10 credits) lasted 7 weeks, which is the longest course we have had so far.  In… Read More Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

What does it take to succeed as a researcher?

Here are seven qualities to consider if you want to succeed as a researcher. I had the opportunity to attend the Neuroscience symposium, a joint program between the National Institutet of Health (NIH) in the United States and Karolinska Institutet (KI). The aim of this KI-NIH Doctoral Partnership Programme in Neuroscience is  ‘to promote ground-breaking research… Read More What does it take to succeed as a researcher?