KI CAMPUS Dear readers, I am delighted to introduce you to the second issue of Medicor 2016! The current Medicor team started working together in September 2015, right after the Kick-off event that was organized to capture new talented students. Piece by piece we started forging a new editorial team, to ensure that Medicor would continue to deliver articles of high interest to our readers, highlighting current issues happening not only at the university, but also in the Stockholm area and worldwide. As June approaches, the current study semester ends. For many of us, this also signifies the completion of our study program here at KI. Some of us may continue onto higher degree education, many may start working in their new job position and others may be leaving Stockholm for exciting, new opportunities. Several of our great editors and contributors will leave the Medicor team to start new chapters in their lives. It is for this very reason that this second issue of Medicor 2016 is so special - it offers us a chance to celebrate their fantastic contribution one last time.
MF´S ACTIVITY PLAN 2016
studeNT SOCIETY FOR SURGERY AND ANAESTHESIOLOGY
DOCTORAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Science a giant leap for humankind
Medicor Magasin Grundad 2006. Tionde årgången. Utges av Medincinska Föreningen i Stockholm ISSN: 1653-9796 Ansvarig utgivare: Teresa Fernández Zafra Tryck och reproduktion: Åtta45, Solna Adress: Medicinska Föreningen i Stockholm Nobels Väg 10, Box 250, 171 77, Stockholm Utgivningsplan 2016: nr 1: mars, nr 2: maj, nr 3: oktober, nr 4: december. Kontakta Medicor: email@example.com www.medicinskaforeningen.se http://medicor.nu
I would like to end this editorial by wishing the best of luck to all those Medicor contributors that will no longer be part of our team. I will definitely miss you from the bottom of my heart and I hope that you always remember that without you Medicor would have not been possible. Thank you for your contribution and for Telling your Story.
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GENDER GAP in ACADEMIA SLEEP AND THE BRAIN
Photo by Jingcheng Zhao for Medicor
For our central theme, we dive into the challenges of refugee integration. To this effect, we present two featured stories. First, we dissect the increase in segregation that Stockholm has been experiencing over the past decade and how it affects immigrants. We then turn our attention to the story of Aram Ghalali, a young refugee who, through steadfast determination, overcame numerous obstacles to reach his dream of becoming a successful researcher at KI.
Along with other interesting articles, we discuss the possible exit of Britain from the EU (i.e.“Brexit”), we take a closer look at the gender gap in academia and we also provide useful advice on how to beat procrastination – a subject that many students might find useful as exams or project deadlines are approaching.
SEXUAL aND REPRODUCTIVE health rights
In this issue of Medicor 2016, we set the scene with an exclusive interview with Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in which we find out more about the sexual and reproductive health rights of women in a crisis-prone world.
Sincerely, Teresa Fernández Zafra Editor-in-Chief
science and the public can your birth date predict your health?
FINDING REFUGE IN ACADEMIA
Aram Ghalali tells us about how he went from being a refugee to a sucessful researcher.
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brexit health outcomes measurement
Culture 37 38 40
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GRADUATION TRAditions AVOID PROCRASTINATING SEGREGATION in sthlm
Teresa Fernández Zafra • Editor-in-Chief | Radek J. Góra • Associate Editor | Saket Milind Nigam • Executive Editor & Director of Photography | Jessica De Loma Olson, Joanna Kritikou, Alex Browne • Web Managers | James Salisi • Editor of Global Focus | Sibel Ilter • Editor of Campus | Emily Clark • Editor of Science | Martha Nicholson • Editor of Culture
Cover photo by Simon Guérard for Medicor 2
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