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Carl Fredrik edits medical information on Wikipedia

During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, traditional media such as CNN, the BBC, or WHO was not where people turned most often for more information about the disease. It was Wikipedia.

“I find it to be a fun and important job”

Initially medical student Carl Fredrik Sjöland used Wikipedia as an aid for his own studies, then he began to discover minor errors or formulas that he could clarify and improve. 

Now he is active in the comprehensive international translation project intended to make medical information accessible to people in developing countries.

Read more about the Programme in Medicine and Carl Fredrik Sjöland

 

Professor Paul Blanc will be honorary doctorate of 2016

Paul Blanc is a professor at the University of California in San Fransisco and leads a number of large epidemiological studies on how the respiratory system is affected by factors in the environment and the working environment.

Paul Blanc is very successful, with over 250 articles in reputable international journals. He is also one of the world’s most cited scientists in the field of occupational medicine.

He received the appointment for his long and significant collaboration with Sahlgrenska Academy. He has supervised a number of postdocs at Sahlgrenska Academy and he was a visiting professor at the Institute for Medicine in 2014.

Paul Blanc, this year's honorary doctorate

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