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Dr.Elisabete Weiderpass

  • Elisabete Weiderpass, 1966; Current positions:
    • Head of Research Department, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway (2015);
    • Professor in Medical Epidemiology, MEB, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (2011);
    • Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (2018);
    • Group Leader, Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center and Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland (2007).
  • Education: Medicine, MD (1992), and Epidemiology, MSc (1994), Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil; Cancer epidemiology, PhD (1999), Post-doc (2000), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Previous positions: Senior Medical Officer/Researcher, Cancer Registry of Norway (2004-2014); Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Professor (2005-2011), Cancer Epidemiologist (1995-2004), Karolinska Instituttet, Sweden; Medical Officer/Senior Epidemiologist, Unit of Field and Intervention Studies (2001-2004), Special Trainee in cancer epidemiology, Unit of Environmental Cancer Epidemiology (1994-1995), International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
  • Scientific activity:
    • International peer-reviewed publications: 626 (original papers: 594, reviews: 32).
    • Mean and median Impact Factor
    • Current H-index: 74 (Based on 617 publications)
  • Scientific Leadership and Administration
    • Chair of the Scientific Evaluation Committees: SIRIC call, French Cancer Institute (INCa), Paris, France, since 2015; Public Health program, French National Research Agency, ANR, Paris, France, 2015
    • Deputy Chair of the Programme Board for GLOBVAC, The Research Council of Norway, since 2015
    • Regional Councillor for Europe, International Epidemiological Association (IEA), since 2014
    • President of Scientific Councils: Research program on Electromagnetic Fields, ANSES, France, since 2013; Research program E4N, INSERM, France, 2014-2016;  e-Health Research, International Congress 2016, Paris, France, 2016; Monitoring Epidemiology Group in Enterprises, INRS, Paris-Nancy, France, 2017-onwards
    • Steering Committee member: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), since 2013; NCI Cohort Consortium, 2017-2019
    • Scientific leader, EPINOR, since 2013
  • Awards and Honours
    • Outstanding foreign expert: Dunhuang Award, Gansu, P.R. China (2017)
    • Best Poster Award: GAP 2017, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA  (May 2017)
    • Research Awards: Academy of Finland, post-doc (2005); Swedish Cancer Society, young researcher (2005); Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan, senior research (2010); European Academy of Cancer Sciences, fellowship (2017)
  • Teaching and supervision experience
    • Professor, earlier lecturer and adjunct: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (since 2005); UiT The Arctic University of Norway (since 2008)
    • Visiting professor (current appointments): Teheran University, Iran; University of Helsinki, Finland; First Hospital of Lanzhou, P. R. China; Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait;
    • Supervisor/co-Supervisor: PhD (11/11); post-doc (11/1)