Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
Academic Health Center, April 30, 2010
Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson is considered to be a global pioneer in the fields of physiology and diabetes. She has been the President of Karolinska Institutet (KI) since 2004 and is a member of Karolinska Nobel Assembly, which selects the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine each year. She earned her medical and doctoral degrees at KI and was appointed Professor in Physiology in 1998 and she served as KI's Dean of Research from 1999 to 2001. She is the author of more than 130 scientific articles. In addition, she has served as Secretary General of the Swedish Medical Research Council; served as a member of the Tokyo-based International Science and Technology Forum; served as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Council to the government of Singapore; and serves as a member of the Swedish Government's Globalization Council and the Delegation for Clinical Research at the Swedish Ministry of Health. She is also a member on numerous committees within the KI. She is a great friend of the University of Minnesota and has been a strong supporter of the longstanding academic relationship between the KI and the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic. Her support is demonstrated through the collaboration of the KI with the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic in the development of the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Partnership. She is the recipient of many honors and awards including the H.M., the King's Gold Medal for distinguished achievement in medical education and research.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.