Did I make the right decision? – Final course review semester 2

It is finally the time to wrap up my second semester! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it was quite intensive. Well, today I will explain more about it.  Please bear with me for the next few minutes because you are about to read about one of my unexpected decisions which I may… Read More Did I make the right decision? – Final course review semester 2

Scientific research method – course review

During the previous second semester, the health informatics students underwent series of building block courses to prepare us into becoming the health informatician they should be. We learned on how to manage user’s need and to engineer the requirement. Then, we also learned on how to evaluate the health informatics project. The last block was… Read More Scientific research method – course review

What does healthcare innovation mean to you?

Whether you come from a medical background, engineering background, or business background – the word innovation will certainly come up in your field. Innovation can mean different things to people such as coming up with better solutions, being creative or invent something original that “breaks into” the market or society. Coming from a biomedical background, I have… Read More What does healthcare innovation mean to you?

Have you heard about Frontotemporal Dementia?

Not so many people are familiar with rare diseases until one of their dear ones develops one. Märta Schörling Andreen and Sofia Schörling Högberg noticed that their father’s behaviour and personality changed progressively even though he was a successful businessman. Sadly, they found out that their father was developing an uncommon disorder called, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Hearing… Read More Have you heard about Frontotemporal Dementia?

Is it possible to do a lab internship while studying?

Will I have time to join a lab at the same time as I’m pursuing my master’s? How has been the experience of other students that did so? I remember I had questions like this when I arrived at Karolinska Institutet. Studying at KI is a great opportunity to come closer to high-quality and cutting-edge… Read More Is it possible to do a lab internship while studying?

How I ended up doing my Master Thesis at Harvard University – Steps to go to the US as free-mover

Have you ever dreamed of moving to the United States? I had! And for a long time! I already had the KI research experience (I worked for a year at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology at KI before starting the master) therefore I decided the 4th semester of the Master was the… Read More How I ended up doing my Master Thesis at Harvard University – Steps to go to the US as free-mover

How will the Biomedicine Master’s program prepare you for a PhD?

Most of you that are planning to pursue Maser’s program in Biomedicine have already set your eyes on a PhD. Not only will the research intensive program motivate you further, it will also prepare you for a PhD. The curriculum is one way but there are other advantages you would get, being a part of KI.… Read More How will the Biomedicine Master’s program prepare you for a PhD?

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