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Gunnar Alván

medical products executive , researcher

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.

Achievements

  • Diplomate Karolinska Institute.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other 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