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Danuta Elisabeth Wasserman

Danuta Elisabeth Wasserman, Polish, Swedish medical educator. Certified psychoanalyst.

Background

  • Wasserman, Danuta Elisabeth was born on March 19, 1945 in Warsaw, Poland. Arrived in Sweden, 1968. Daughter of Nikolai Stefan and Stefania Maria (Smolarek) Wolk.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Uppsala, Sweden, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1986.

    Career

    • Medical and psychiatric resident, Uppsala and Stockholm, 1972—1993. Senior psychology consultant Karolinska Hospital, since 1994. Researcher Medical Research Council, Stockholm, 1989—1992.

      Associate professor Karolinska Institute, 1990—1995, professor psychiatry & suicidology, National Association of School Psychologists, since 1995, head National Swedish Center Suicide Research & Prevention Mental Ill Health, since 1995, chairman department public health science, 2002—2007, director World Health Organization collaborating center suicide research and prevent Geneva, Copenhagen, since 1997. Honorary president Estonian-Swedish Suicidological Inst, Tallinn, Estonia, since 1993. Member Club 13 Karolinska Institute, since 1993, International Association Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified psychoanalyst.

    Membership

    Task force for suicide prevention Swedish Medical and Swedish Psychiatric Association, 1994. Member International Association Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention (vice president 1995-1997, director task force for identification of research priorities in suicidology since 1993, Erwin Stengel Research award 1993), International Association Suicide Research (president 2005-2007, past president, 2007-2009), Swedish Medical Association (research award 1993), American Foundation Suicide Prevention (Research award, 2005, German Hans-Rost Suicidology prize, 2005, Nordic Ministers Council award for significant achievement to improve mental health and prevent suicide, 2008), New York Academy of Sciences, European Association Psychiatric (chair, section suicidology & suicide prevention, since 2005, board member, since 2008), World Psychiatric Association (co-chair, suicidology section, 2005-2008, chair, suicidology section, since 2008).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, history, travel, piano, gardening.

    Connections

    • Children: Janek, Susanne, Camilla. Married Jerzy Wasserman, June 16, 1979.
    • father: Nikolai Stefan Wolk
    • mother: Stefania Maria (Smolarek) Wolk
    • spouse: Jerzy Wasserman
    • children: Janek Wasserman
    • Susanne Wasserman
    • Camilla Wasserman
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    Born March 19, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Medical Faculty
    • 1986
      Karolinska Institute
    • 1972 - 1993
      Medical and psychiatric resident
    • 1989 - 1992
      researcher, Medical Research Council
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1994
      senior, psychology consultant Karolinska Hospital
    • 1995
      associate, professor Karolinska Institute
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