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The Pediatric Research Foundation at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital

A healthy and harmonious childhood is the basis for our well-being. One would think, therefore, that medical research in children's diseases would be one of society's priorities. But that is not always so -- there is often a gap between the finances needed for the research and those provided.

By raising funds from a spectrum of private donors -- individual and corporate -- the Pediatric Research Foundation of Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital bridges part of this gap.

The Foundation finances research fellowships as well as the development of research laboratories at the hospital. In addition, collaborative Indo-Swedish research specifically addressing child diseases among poor children in India was launched in 2009, in partnership with the IKEA Foundation. The fields selected are infectious diseases, immunology and newborn illnesses. The first four-year study concerns pneumonia and will be completed in 2014. The second study concerns meningitis and encephalitis, and has started in the beginning of 2013.

The hospital is part of Sweden's Karolinska Institute & University Hospital, and the research supported by the Foundation is typically carried out by one or several units within the Department of Woman and Child Health, the work focusing on neonatology, pediatric neurology, endocrinology and clinical pediatrics.

The Foundation operates under Swedish government supervision and is under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Silvia.

Scientific Committee

Honorary Member: Professor Bengt Samuelsson, Nobel Laureate

Hugo Lagercrantz, Chairman, Senior Professor of Pediatrics, Karolinska Institutet (KI)
Eli Gunnarsson, Ph.D., Pediatric neurologist, Cell and Molecular Biology, KI
Anna Nilsson,  Associate professor, pediatrician, Clinical Pediatrics, KI
Ola Nilsson, M.D., Pediatric Encrinology, KI
Ronny Wickström, Ph.D. , Pediatric neurologist, KI

Foundation Board Members

Hans Curman, Chair
Mats Björkman, Attorney
Maj-Britt Gustafsson Wallin, M.Sc., Business Administration
Hugo Lagercrantz, Senior Professor, Pediatrics, Karolinska Institute
Anna Nilsson
, Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Karolinska Institute
Svante Norgren, Division Director, Pediatrics, Karolinska University Hospital
Charlotte Pataky, Consultant, PR, media and sales
Olle Söder, Professor of Pediatrics, Chairman of Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute

For questions regarding pediatric research, please contact:

Professor Olle Söder
olle.soder@ki.se
tel 0046 705 939592

For questions regarding donations/contributions/cooperations, please contact:
Mr Hans Curman
hans.curman@barnforskningen.se
tel 0046 70 677 44 07

For questions regarding applications, please contact:
Ms Susanne Hallberg
susanne.hallberg@ki.se
tel 00046 8 5177 2465

Postal address and Swedish registration number:
The Pediatric Research Foundation at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital
c/o Professor Olle Söder
Astrid Lindgren Children´s Hospital Q2:08
Karolinska University Hospital
SE- 171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)

Reg. no.: 802402-1894

IKEA Foundation, partner since 2009

 

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International collaboration in India: Dr. Aggarwal, Prof. Söder, Dr. Wickström, Prof. Mrs Singhi, Dr. Nilsson, PGIMER Director Dr. Chawla, Prof. Singhi.