Claes Ohlsson#

Claes Ohlsson
Membership Number:5980
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at GU
  • 2000 Professor, Institute of Medicine, GU. This position is combined with 30% clinical work as senior physician at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg
  • 1995 - 2003 Residency as physician, part time (50%), Clinical Pharmacology, SU, Gothenburg
  • 1996 - 1997 Postdoctoral work, National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1993 - 1994 Internship, Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU), Gothenburg
  • 1993 Ph.D., Department of Physiology, GU
  • 1990 M.D. (Swedish ”läkarexamen”), University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden

Fields of Scholarship
  • Endocrinology
  • Bone growth
  • Osteoporosis

Honours and Awards
  • National Awards
    • 1995 “The Jubileum award (Jubileumspriset)” from the Swedish Society of Medicine for outstanding recent publications in the medical field
    • 1998 “The Swedish Fernström Prize” for Gothenburg, awarded to promising Swedish scientist in medicine
    • 2001 Selected by the Swedish Strategic Foundation (SSF) to be given the individual “INGVAR grant” (10 MSEK) for promising future research leaders, including an advanced training program in scientific leadership as a part of the “INGVAR Program”
    • 2016 “Wallenberg Clinical Scholar”. (Individual grant of 15 MSEK), Selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. This grant is given to outstanding Swedish scientists within clinical research
    • 2020 Selected for the major prize awarded jointly by the Sahlgrenska Academy and The Gothenburg Society of Medicine (0.5 MSEK). This prize is given to an outstanding scientist in the medical field in Gothenburg every fifth year.
    • 2021, Selected for five additional years as “Wallenberg Clinical Scholar prolongation grant”. (Individual grant of 15 MSEK), Selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • International Awards:
    • 1994, According to Harvard Health letter published one of the ten most significant papers in the medical field during 1994 (NEJM 1994, 331:889; 6.112 citations)
    • 2006, The SalusAnsvar Foundation/Folksam “Nordic Medical Prize”. (Now called Nordic Medicine Prize). It is one of the largest medical prizes (1 MSEK in 2006, shared) in the Nordic countries. The prize is given for “particularly outstanding scientific achievement”. The research should involve medical problems that directly affect people's every-day life.
    • 2008 “The European Journal of Endocrinology award” from the European Society of Endocrinology for significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of endocrinology
    • 2017 “Mike Horton Award” from The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) for significant basic/translational contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue
    • 2018 “The main Anders Jahre´s prize” from the University of Oslo, Norway. The prize is awarded for excellent research in basic and clinical medicine and is among the largest in the medical field in the Nordic region (1 million NOK).
    • 2019 Selected for the first individual “Distinguished Investigator Grant” – within Endocrinology & Metabolism by the Novo Nordisk Foundation
    • 2020 “Lawrence G. Raisz Award” from The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). This is a prestigious international award given for outstanding achievements in translational bone research

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