Professor Forssberg’s responsibility will be to develop organizational structures that integrate research and education with healthcare at the new university hospital.
"Research, education and healthcare are the three main assignments of a university hospital. To have Professor Forssberg, previously vice president at one of the world’s leading medical universities as well as internationally renowned researcher as a part of our project will be a great asset to the creation of Sweden’s new university hospital”, says Lennart Persson, Head of the NKS Administration.
"A new university hospital will provide completely new possibilities to integrate healthcare and research, and holds the promise to have a great impact on Sweden’s role as a leading nation in medical science. It will be a true challenge to take part in this project”, says Professor Forssberg.
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Hans Forssberg, professor of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience at the Department for Women’s and Children’s Health at the Karolinska Institutet is also an active physician and researcher at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital at the Karolinska University Hospital. He is also the director of the Stockholm Brain Institute, as well as a member of the Nobel Assembly that selects each year’s Nobel laureate.
Professor Forssberg has previously been a member of the management of the Karolinska Institutet for more than a decade as Vice president during 2004 – 2009, and before that Dean of research education.
The research of Hans Forssberg is focused on the interaction between the brain and motoric function of children suffering from neurologic diseases.
The New Karolinska Solna University Hospital is a new university hospital to be complete late 2015. Managing the project, to create a state-of-the art facility for healthcare, medical education, and life science research, is the New Karolinska Solna Administration, a part of the Stockholm County Council.