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Gunhild Waldemar


  • Afdeling for Hjerne- og Nervesygdomme


M.D., D.M.Sc., FEAN (born 1957)


1985 M.D., University of Copenhagen
1996 D.M.Sc.
1996 Authorization as specialist in neurology from the Danish National Board of Health


1987-90- Research fellowship in brain imaging at Rigshospitalet; 1985-87 & 1991-96- Appointments in internal medicine, surgery, neurophysiology, neurosurgery,neurology, psychiatry, and geriatrics for internship and specialist training in neurology Dept. of Neurology at Rigshospitalet, Univ. of Copenhagen:1996-2001 Staff neurologist; 2001- Senior staff neurologist; 1995-2007 Director, Memory Clinic and the Memory Disorders Research Group; 2007- Chair, the Danish Dementia Research Centre; 2001-2006 Professor (dementia research); 2002-2003- Acting chairman, Dept. of Neurology; 2006- Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Univ of Copenhagen; 2013- Coordinating professor, The Neuroscience Centre, Rigshospitalet.

Research interests and management:

Serves as director of the Danish Dementia Research Centre and the Copenhagen Memory Clinic, which employs >90 staff members, receives >1700 new patients per year and has a national education and referral center. Her major research interests include dementia epidemiology, global health, diagnostic markers, clinical cohort studies and pharmacological and complex interventions. GW’s group has attracted external funding from EU, NIH, national research councils, and private foundations amounting to appr. DKK 128 mill during the past 10 years. She has supervised 23 completed and 4 ongoing PhD programmes, 4 ongoing postdocs, and several master students.

Distinguished services (selected):

2001- Member of European Alzheimer’s Disease Research Consortium (EADC);
2001- Member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel (MSAP) of ADI;
2006- Vice-chair, Dementia Council, Capital Region of Denmark;
2011- Board of Trustees, Lundbeck Foundation;
2000- Advisor, the National Legal Medicine Council, Danish Ministry of Justice;
2015- Member of the scientific advisory board, Alzheimer Europe;
2016- President, Medical Society of Copenhagen;
2017- Board member, Alliance for Biomedical Research in Eruope;

Awards (selected):

1995: The Hede Nielsen research award
2006: The Alzheimer research award (The Danish Alzheimer Foundation)
2007: “The Golden Scalpel” for best performance in Danish Medicine during 10 y
2011: The Codan/SEB pension award
2012: The Niels A. Lassen brain research award
2014: Honorary member, the European Academy of Neurology
2017: The Monrad – Krohn Prize

Publication statistics (July 2017):

415 scientific papers, books and book chapters (incl. 310 peer-reviewed and 294 PubMed indexed scientific papers). Web of Science: 8327 citations, H index 50.

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