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Jonas Oldgren appointed Secretary General for Clinical Research

The Swedish Research Council is appointing a Secretary General for Clinical Research. The position is entirely new, and will be held by Jonas Oldgren, who is a professor in coagulation research, and a senior consultant cardiologist. He will take up his appointment on 16 March 2022, and will have scientific responsibility for the Swedish Research Council’s work in clinical research.

The Swedish Research Council’s incoming Secretary General for Clinical Research is Jonas Oldgren, who is a professor in coagulation research and a senior consultant cardiologist at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. He is also head of Uppsala Clinical Research Center, UCR.

He has been a clinical researcher for more than 25 years, and has in recent years been the chief investigator or steering group member for a large number of clinical studies – everything from local academically-initiated studies to major multinational medicine trials.

Photo of Jonas Oldgren.

Jonas Oldgren. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

“I have had the privilege of collaborating with researchers in many different specialities, from different research centres, from industry and from public agencies, both in Sweden and internationally. I hope that my experience of clinical research, management and collaboration will be of benefit in my new role,” says Jonas Oldgren.

Facilitating and improving the opportunities to carry out clinical research and clinical studies are important issues to him. He emphasises that clinical research must become a natural activity integrated in health and medical care.

“To achieve long-term success, we need clear incentives and increased collaboration between the actors involved.”

Jonas Oldgren takes up the position as Secretary General for Clinical Research on 16 March 2022, and at the same time leaves his position as head of UCR.

Secretary General for Clinical Research – a new role at the Swedish Research Council

The Secretary General for Clinical Research is linked to the Committee for Clinical Therapy Research, and has overall scientific responsibility for the Swedish Research Council’s work in clinical research.

Read more about the Swedish Research Council’s secretaries general

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