Master’s project on RA available

Two Master’s projects are available for students interested in learning more about epidemiological methodology and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A suitable background is in one of epidemiology, statistics or medicine, and the students selected for the projects are required to have either previous experience or a strong interest in learning...

New article on shared susceptibility between RA and ACS

Our article investigating shared susceptibility between rheumatoid arthritis and acute coronary syndrome is not published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30787006...

Best clinical and best translational abstract at reumadagarna!

I’m very proud to announce that our project on ACS risk in siblings of RA patients was awarded best clinical abstract at Reumadagarna 2018!   Best translational abstract was awarded to my PhD student Joakim Lindqvist for our project on unmet needs among RA patients. Great work, Joakim!  ...

Featured at Eular clinical highlights

I am very happy and proud to report that our project was featured by Professor John Isaacs at the clinical highlights session ending Eular 2018! Thank you Saedis for the picture!  ...

Article in “Dagens Medicin”

The Swedish newspaper “Dagens Medicin” featured our work in an article by Petra Hedbom. You can find the article here....

EULAR 2018

Our work “Siblings of RA patients are at increased risk of acute coronary syndrome” was presented at the session “RA, such a pain, and beyond”, at the EULAR congress in Amsterdam.¬†Please see the official press release for more information on our work. Picture by Saedis Saevarsdottir....

Helga Westerlind, PhD

I study factors¬†affecting the development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis by using more computationally intense methods and combining different data sources such nationwide registers, clinical registers, questionnaire and serological data.  ...