The Queen presents scholarships

The Queen with Birgitta Spjut Jansson. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

On Thursday 24 January, The Queen presented scholarships from Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund for Research into Children and Children's Disabilities.

This year's scholarship winners were:


Lars Karlsson, doctoral student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, for his project "Molecular mechanisms for the positive effects of exercise on the heart's recovery following radiation against the immature brain".
 
Carmen Ryberg, doctoral student at the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, for her project "Psychological development and quality of life of children and young people who undergo surgery or catheter treatment due to congenital heart disease".
 
Antovan Kourosh Seyedi Honarvar, doctoral student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology's Department of Ophthalmology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, for his project "Eye and visual function in children with mitochondrial diseases".
 
Birgitta Spjut Jansson, doctoral student at the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, for her project "Interaction and imitation for young children with autism — a randomised study".
 
Maria Ingemansson, doctoral student at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, for her project "Leading interactive education of district medical officers and nurses using case methodology and audit feedback for improved care of children with asthma in primary care".
 
Robert Tovetjärn, doctoral student at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, for his project "Studies of surgical results, quality of life and genetics among patients with craniofacial deformities".
 
Alexandra Ullsten, doctoral student at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, for her project "Lullabies as a form of pain relief for premature babies".
 
Ann Nordberg, doctoral student at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology, University of Gothenburg, for her project "Speech and linguistic abilities and communicative participation in children and young people with cerebral palsy".

About Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund


Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund was established in connection with The Queen's 50th birthday, and supports research into children and children's disabilities. Every year the fund awards grants which can be applied for by students enrolled on postgraduate courses at universities and university colleges in Sweden.