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educator , epidemiologist

Sven Åke Hedström, Swedish epidemiologist, educator. Recipient Consul Thure Carlsson's Memory Scholarship, Lund, 1985.

Background

Hedström, Sven Åke was born on November 22, 1935 in Falkenberg, Sweden. Son of Harry and Vivi (Larsson) Hedström.

Education

Physician's License, University Lund, Sweden, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, Sweden, 1974.

Career

Associate professor University Lund, 1975. Professor emeritus; associate head physician department infectious diseases Hospital of Lund, 1976-1984. Director clinical research Astra Pharmaceutical Company, Södertälje, Sweden, 1984-1985, senior medical adviser Sweden, 1985-1986.

Head physician department infectious diseases Hospital of Lund, 1986-1988. Director department infectious diseases Halmstad (Sweden) Hospital, 1988-1998. With Rotary Doctor Bank, Kenya, since 2000.

Membership

Captain United Nations Forces, 1965. Fellow: Infectious Disease Society of America. Member: Swedish Medical Society, European Bone and Joint Infection Society, American Society Microbiology Washington, Swedish Infectious Disease Society (secretary 1979-1982), Rotary (president Falkenberg chapter 2007-2008, Paul Harris Fellow/sapphire).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Nature and wildlife, travel, music, painting, photography.

Connections

Married Kerstin Elisabeth Ljungnér, June 18, 1959. Children: Peter, Kristina, Sofie.

father:
Harry Hedström

mother:
Vivi (Larsson) Hedström

spouse:
Kerstin Elisabeth Ljungnér

children:
Peter Hedström

Kristina Hedström

Sofie Hedström