Dr Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson
Member, BMS IAC (2004-)
President, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2004-)
Dean and Chairwoman, Board of Research, Sweden (1999-2001)
Secretary General (2001-2003), and Asst. Secretary General (1996-1998), Swedish Research Council Scientific Council for Medicine
Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson has been President of Karolinska Institutet (KI) since 2004 and is a member of Karolinska Institutet’s Nobel Assembly, which selects each year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Professor Wallberg-Henriksson earned her medical and doctoral degrees at KI. In 1998, she was appointed Professor in Physiology and from 1999 to 2001 served as KI’s Dean of Research. She has authored more than 130 scientific articles.
She has served as the Secretary General of the Swedish Research Council's Scientific Council for Medicine. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Tokyo-based International Science and Technology Forum (STS), a member of the International Scientific Advisory Council to the government of Singapore and a member of the Max Planck Senate. She also serves as a member of the Swedish Globalization Council, and the Delegation for Clinical Research at the Swedish Ministry of Health.
She has been appointed by the government to lead Swedish delegations to the UN and to represent Sweden on the boards of the European Science Foundation and the World Health Organization’s Agency for Cancer Research, among others.
In 2008, Professor Wallberg-Henriksson was honored with H. M. the King’s Medal for her distinguished achievements in medical education and research.
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