I am professor of Neurology with tenure at Oslo University (UiO), senior consultant and head of the Department of Neurology at Akershus University Hospital, Norway. My own main research interest is cognitive impairment and dementia. I have established a memory clinic and a research group working in this area with the stated ultimate goal of contributing to the implementation of disease-modifying treatment for these conditions. Towards this purpose, we have established a multi-modal and network-based approach to research questions. I lead the Norwegian “national arm” of the first EU / JPND project, BIOMARKADPD, encompassing leading clinical groups at all Norwegian University Hospitals and the "Dementia Disease Initiation", a trans-regional Norwegian national group encompassing the same university hospitals. I lead the clinical department of neurology at Akershus University Hospital, this is presently a 72-bed, multidisciplinary (neuropsychology, neurophysiology, neurology, molecular biology etc) multi-section (stroke, neurorehabilitation, general neurology including separate units for the major neurologic diseases etc. and a memory unit) department with close to 200 employees (whereof 41 doctors) that has expanded rapidly both with respect to clinical activity and R&D. The R&D activity is organized within the Clinical Neuroscience Group at Ahus (CNG).
Biography Updated on 11 October 2012