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At Cochrane Sweden, we also have visiting researchers from universities who come and work with us for a short period of time, Cochrane International Mobility (CIM) See also publications in 20212020, 2019, 2018, 2017.

Here are a few examples of researchers who have trained with us at our Centre:

Name and a short presentation

CIM
Lea Styrmisdóttir
Lea is a last year medical student at Lund University. She worked virtually with Cochrane Argentina on a Cochrane review about Palivizumab for preventing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in children. In 2021 she joined a Cochrane review on opioids for postoperative pain in newborns. Moreover Lea contributed to a Clinical Trial Transparency Report.

To Cochrane Argentina (virtual)
Marlide Jukema
Marlide is a medical student from The Netherlands. She just finished her bachelor of medicine in Amsterdam and started her master's with an internship at Cochrane Sweden in late 2020. Marlide has contributed to a systematic review on antileukotrienes (such as montelukast) in newborns, including randomised trials, observational studies and animal studies (link to the published review). In 2021 she joined our review on opioids in pups. In April 2021 Marlide translated and recorded a Cochrane podcast on opioids (in Dutch).

Read more about Marlide here.

From Cochrane Netherlands
Marina Macchi
Marina is a last year medical student from Milan, Italy, interested in paediatrics and neonatology. Since 2020 she is doing her virtual CIM training at Cochrane Sweden. Marina co-authored the Cochrane rewiew update on salbutamol for transient tachypnea of the newborn (published in 2021 ). She is currently contributing to a review on opioids and alpha-2-agonists for analgesia and sedation in newborn infants (protocol published).

Read more abour Marina here
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From Cochrane Italy (virtual)
Kasia Stempel
Kasia is a medical student at Lund University. In March 2020 she joined Cochrane Sweden, virtually, due to the corona pandemic. She is preparing a Cochrane review on opioids for postoperative pain in newborns. The protocol of an additional review on opioids and alpha-2-agonists for analgesia and sedation in newborn infants has been published.

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Mari Kinoshita
Mari is currently a PhD student in Perinatal Medicine, working on her research projects in both Sweden and Spain. She is also a medical doctor trained in neonatology (Japan) with a master’s degree in Public Health (USA). She did her CIM training at Cochrane Sweden in January 2020 as part of a collaboration with Cochrane Japan, alongside her own PhD studies in Lund. Continuously passionate about changing current clinical practice in the NICU for the better, she is preparing two Cochrane reviews on opioids for postoperative pain in newborns. The protocol of an additional review on opioids and alpha-2-agonists for analgesia and sedation in newborn infants has been published. Moreover she is leading a review of animal studies on opioids in pups.

Read more about Mari here.

From Cochrane Japan

 

Simon Karlelid
Simon is a last year medical student from Lund University. He started his CIM training with Cochrane South Africa before the corona pandemic. He completed a systematic review on interventions to minimize blood loss in very preterm infants back at Cochrane Sweden (published in February 2021).
To Cochrane South Africa
Israel Borges
Israel is a junior medical doctor from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has been at our Center in January 2020 and is continuing his virtual CIM training at Cochrane Sweden. Israel contributed to a systematic review interventions to mimimise blood loss in very preterm infants (published in February 2021). Moreover he is coauthor in two upcoming Cochrane reviews on opioids for postoperative pain in newborns.

Read more about Israel here.

From Cochrane Brazil
Emma Persad
Emma is a medical student based at Cochrane Austria. She is doing her virtual CIM training at Cochrane Sweden. Emma contributed to a systematic review on interventions to mimimise blood loss in very preterm infants (published in February 2021). She is now contributing to a Cochrane Methods review on neonatal pain scales.

Read more about Emma here.

From Cochrane Austria (virtual)
Ana Pizarro
Ana is a nurse student based at Cochrane Colombia. She is doing her virtual CIM training at Cochrane Sweden. Ana is preparing a systematic review on caffeine in newborn pups (The protocol is available here).

Read more about Ana here and here.

From Cochrane Colombia (virtual)
Greta Sibrecht
Greta is a junior medical doctor from Poznan, Poland. She is doing her virtual CIM training at Cochrane Sweden. Greta contributed to a systematic review on interventions to mimimise blood loss in very preterm infants (published in February 2021). Moreover, she contributed to a systematic review on antileukotrienes (such as montelukast) in newborns, including randomised trials, observational studies and animal studies (link); a review of animal studies on opioids in pups; a Cochrane review on pain and sedation management during therapeutic hypotermia in infants.

Read more about Greta here.

From Cochrane Poland (virtual)
Astrid Modiano Hedenmalm
Astrid is a last year medical student from Lund University. She did her CIM training at Cochrane Netherlands in 2019 for 4 weeks, followed by 16 weeks at our Centre. During this period, she completed a review on continuos glucose monitoring in preterm infants, assessing the diagnostic test accuracy (DTA). The review has been published in BMJ Open.

Read more about Astrid here.

To Cochrane Netherlands
Hanna Peterson
Hanna had recently finished her third year of medical studies at the Karolinska Institute when she joined Cochrane Sweden for a three-week internship in 2019. During her internship, she worked on a systematic review of overdiagnosis and screening (link to the final publication). In the future, she wants to combine research with clinical work. 

No
Giulia Bilamour
Giulia is a last year medical student from Italy. She is interested in neonatology and gynaecology. She spent two months at Cochrane Sweden during the summer of 2019. She has been contributing to a scoping review on reporting of harms in Cochrane reviews on screening (link to the final publication). Moreover, she did a clinical placement in the neonatal unit in Lund.

From Cochrane Italy

Franciszek Borys
Franciszek is a medical student from Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland. His interests are neonatology and evidence-based medicine. Franciszek worked at the Centre in 2019 for six weeks. He completed a systematic review on harms in Cochrane reviews on screening (link to the final publication). Though now back to Poland, he is still preparing systematic reviews with our Centre, including a review of diagnostic studies on glucose monitoring in preterm infants: The review has been published in BMJ Open. Moreover, he contributed to a systematic review on antileukotrienes (such as montelukast) in newborns, including randomised trials, observational studies and animal studies (link).

Read more about Franciszek here.

From Cochrane Poland
Chiara Nava
Chiara is a junior medical doctor from Italy. She is interested in paediatrics, neonatology and evidence-based medicine. Chiara visited the Centre in 2019 for three months where she had the opportunity to work on two reviews, including the Cochrane review Opioids for neonates receiving mechanical ventilation. During her stay, she also wrote a Students for Evidence blog on her Cochrane International Mobility experience.

From Cochrane Italy
Sandra Nylander Vujovic 
Sandra is a last year medical student from Lund University. She is interested in evidence-based medicine and intensive care medicine. Sandra did her CIM programme in 2019 and spent four weeks in Denmark with the Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care Review Group, followed by 16 weeks at our Centre. She completed a (non-Cochane) review on early versus late caffeine in preterm infants.

To Cochrane Anaesthesia (Denmark)
Karl-Omar Hassan
Karl is a last year medical student from Lund University. In 2019 joined our Centre for 20 weeks. He completed an overview on postnatal interventions on transient tachypnea of the newborn. Karl is also a co-author of an ongoing Cochrane review on the same topic (transient tachypnea in newborn children). 

No
Kevin Bengtsson
Kevin is a junior medical doctor from Lund University. He did his CIM training at Cochrane Netherlands in 2018 for 3 weeks, followed by 17 weeks at our Centre. During this period, he completed a review on neonatal pain scales. The protocol is available here and the full review hereHe is a co-author of an abstract to the 3rd joint European Neonatal Societies conference (September 2019, Maastricht, Netherlands).

To Cochrane Netherlands
Petter Brattström 
Petter was a last year medical student from Lund University when he visited our Centre in 2019. Petter wanted to gain some 'hands on experience' with systematic review work. 

He began his Cochrane experience with a four-week training period as an intern in Krems an der Donau at Cochrane Austria, where he was introduced to the methodology of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. This was part of a 20-week research project at our Centre. This resulted in Petter co-authoring two systematic reviews, one as part of his Master’s thesis. Petter was also selected to be interviewed by Cochrane on his work as part of their 30 under 30 series. Read the full interview here.

To Cochrane 
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