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Gunnar Alván

Gunnar Alván, Swedish medical products executive, researcher. Diplomate Karolinska Institute. Recipient Paul Martini prize Paul Martini Stiftung, Germany, 1990, award for research in cystic fibrosis Glaxo, Sweden, 1993. Member Swedish Society Medical Sciences, Swedish Association for Clinical Pharmacology (chairman 1978-1984), British Pharmacological Society.

Background

  • Alván, Gunnar was born on February 25, 1945 in Stockholm. Son of Martin and Kerstin (Skårman) Alván.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1966. LM, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1971. Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1977.

    Career

    • Research assistant Karolinska Institute, 1973-1977, associate professor, 1977, professor clinical pharmacology, since 1997. Associate head physician Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, 1978-1991, director department, 1991-1996, head physician, 1996-1999. Director general Swedish Medical Products.

      Agency, Uppsala, since 1999. Member Swedish Adverse Drug Reaction Committee, Uppsala, 1981-1985. Project vice chairman European Cooperation in Field of Science and Technology Research Project B1 Commission European Communities, Brussels, 1986-1998.

      Deputy director World Health Organization Collaborating Center, Stockholm, 1994-1999.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate Karolinska Institute.

    Membership

    Member Swedish Society Medical Sciences, Swedish Association for Clinical Pharmacology (chairman 1978-1984), British Pharmacological Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music.

    Connections

    • Married Katarina Györffy, May 22, 1971. Children: Mattias, Maria.
    • father: Martin Alván
    • mother: Kerstin (Skårman) Alván
    • spouse: Katarina Györffy
    • children: Mattias Alván
    • Maria Alván
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    Born February 25, 1945
    (age 72)
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    • 1966
      Karolinska Institute
    • 1971
      Karolinska Institute
    • 1977
      PhD
    • 1978 - 1991
      associate, head physician Huddinge University Hospital
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1999
      director, general Swedish Medical Products. Agency
      Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
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