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Honorary doctors

Honorary doctors are appointed annual by the Faculty Board after nominations by faculty members. They are installed at Umeå University's annual celebration ceremony in the autumn.

2018

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Julia Goedecke, University of Cape Town

2017

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck-institute, Berlin.
Paul Jenkins, Bassett Healthcare i New York.

2016

Fredricka Gilje, senior professor of nursing, Montana State University, USA.
Simon Griffin, professor of general practice at the University of Cambridge.

2015

Brian Walker, professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Dawn Skelton, professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

2014

Börje Hörnlund, f.d. county council commissioner, member of parliament, government minister and county governor
Susan Phillips, professor of general practice at Queens University in Ontario.

2013

Jan Håkansson, general practitioner at Krokom's health clinic in Jämtland.
Iain W. Mattaj, Director General för EMBL, European Molecular Biology
Laboratory.

2012

Professor Ellen Annandale
Professor Rodney Rothstein
Dr Stuart Spencer

2011

Professor Roland Benz
Professor Anthony McMichael

2010

Dr Denis Mukwege
UN representative Margot Wallström
Professor Peter Burgers

2009

Professor em. Gunnar Borg
Chairperson Eva Nilsson Bågenholm

2008

Professor John Hardy, London, UK
Associate Professor Anne Tanner, Boston, USA

2007

Professor Thomas A. Kunkel, NIEHS, USA
Dental technician Rudolf Lindberg, Umeå

2006

Editor-in-chief Richard Horton, The Lancet, UK
Medical officer of helath Nils Bäckman, Umeå/Stockholm
Dr Bernard Swynghedauw, Paris

2005

Professor Christopher Dobson, Cambridge, UK
Journalist Sverker Olofsson, Vännäsby

2004

Professor Douglas E. Berg, St. Louis, USA
Professor Curt Furberg, Winston-Salem, USA
Business leader and entrepreneur Krister Olsson, Umeå

At the Faculty of Medicine and Odontology

2003

Professor Willliam B. Isaacs, Baltimore
Professor Roger Kornberg, Stanford (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2006)

2002

Professor Jörg Hacker, Würzburg
Former chief physician Karl-Anders Jacobsson, Umeå
Professor Thomas A. Pearson, Rochester

2001

Former vice hospital director Maj Eriksson, Umeå
Head physician Anders Lindman, Luleå.
Professor Jonathan R. Seckl, Edinburgh
Dr. Giorgio Terenghi, London

2000

Professor Alan G. Barbour, Irvine, USA
Professor Anne G. Fisher, Fort Collins, USA
Dental technician Antti Hulterström, Umeå
Nurse and instructor Gerd Johansson, Umeå
Professor Simon Watkins, Pittsburgh, USA

At the Faculty of Medicine

1999

Associate professor Yukio Ando, Kumamoto, Japan
Professor Pekka Saikku, Uleåborg
Professor Andrey Zashiktin, Arkhangelsk

1998

Head of division Anders Englund, Solna
Professor Jan-Pierre Mach, Lausanne

1997

Former district doctor Christer Gunnarsson, Örnsköldsvik

1996

Professor Ulrike Beisiegel, Hamburg
Associate professor Ruth Bonita, Auckland, New Zealand
District medical officer Gunnar Hjernestam, Storuman

1995

Author Elsa Bolin, Stockholm
Professor Gillian S. Butler-Browne, Paris

1994

Professor Nancy C. Martin, Louisville, USA
Professor Hans P. Meissner, Berlin
Professor Lennart Philipson, New York, USA

1993

University physician Shamebo Desta, Addis Abeba, Etiopien (postume)
Former chief physician Lars Hambraeus, Stockholm
Professor Graham D. Lister, Utah, USA
Director Arne Yttergren, Umeå

1992

Chief physician Yngve Løyning, Oslo
Chief physician Tord Ångström, Umeå

1991

Professor Harald zur Hausen, Heidelberg (Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine 2008)
District doctor Ingemar Hermansson, Vilhelmina
Dr Robert O. Scow, Bethesda, USA

1990

Professor Hans Eppenberger, Zurich
Professor Bertil Åberg, Stockholm

1989

PhD Göran Blomqvist, Umeå
Professor Stanley Falkow, Stanford, USA

1988

Professor Theodore Rasmusen, Montreal, Canada
Professor Stefano Schiaffino, Padova

1987

Professor Aaron J.V. Hsueh, La Jolla, USA
Engineer Allan Lindkvist, Umeå

1986

Professor Thomas W. Clarkson, New York, USA
Professor Norman Sartorius, Genève

1985

Professor Hans G. Boman, Stockholm
Professor Norbert Freinkel, Chicago, USA

1984

Professor Ingmar Bergström, Östersund
Chief physician Folke Eriksson, Lycksele
Civil engineer Kerstin Sirvell, Stockholm
Professor Takashi Yonetai, Pennsylvania, USA

1983

Professor Robert Cloninger, St Louis, USA
Professor Willam H. Fishman, La Jolla, USA
Former city veterinarian Torsten Modig, Umeå

1982

Head of division Sven Alsén, Stockholm
Professor Werner Köhler, Jena
Professor Michel Portmann, Bordeaux

1981

Professor Dargut Kemali, Naples

1980

Chief physician Gunnar Holmgren, Boden
Bureau director Ivonny Lindqvist, Stockholm
Professor John H. Weissburger, New York, USA

1978

Former member of parliament Nancy Eriksson, Stockholm

1977

Professor David Howell, Miami, USA

1976

Professor Newton E. Morton, Hawaii, USA

1975

Director Josef Anér, Stockholm
Professor Richard Durbin, San Francisco, USA
Professor Gideon Gerhardsson, Stockholm

1973

Professor Henrik Forsius, Uleåborg
Professor Donald Steiner, Chicago, USA

1972

Professor Robert Ray, Chicago, USA
Former government minister Gösta Skoglund, Umeå

1971

Assistant professor Hisashi Mihara, Kobe, Japan

1968

Former county governor Ragnar Edenman, Uppsala

1966

Former chief physician Brynolf Fromm, Umeå
Former county council director Karl G. Viklund, Luleå

Faculty of Odontology

1995

Professor James P. Lund, Montreal, Canada
Dr John W. Stanford, Northbrook, USA

1993

Professor Willam H. Bowen, Rochester, USA
Professor Gunnar Röila, Oslo
Dr Roger West, Seattle, USA

1992

Professor Derek W. Jones, Nova Scotia, Canada

1991

Professor Jens Jørgen Pindborg, Copenhagen

1990

Professor Bernhard Guggenheim, Zurich
PhD William D. McDavid, San Antonio, USA
Dr Lawrence G. Raisz, Farmington, USA
Dr Sigurd Ramfjord, Ann Arbour, USA

1988

Former head of dentistry Jöran Eklund, Luleå
Professor Kenneth M. Pruitt, Birmingham, USA
MD, dentist Sven Thuréus, Stockholm

1985

Professor Per Ingvar Brånemark, Göteborg
Head of dentistry Peter Ollinen, Umeå

1983

Professor Ivar Mjør, Oslo
Professor Tadashi Yanada, Sendai, Japan

1982

Professor Gerd Eneqvist, Uppsala

1980

Professor Yngve Zotterman, Stockholm

1977

Professor Sidney B. Finn, Birmingham, USA

1973

Chief of Bureau Sixten Fors, Stockholm

1971

Professor Sven Bergman, Linköping

1969

Professor Finn Brudewold, Boston, USA

1968

Professor Poul O. Pedersen, Copenhagen

1966

Professor Carl-Martin Fajers, Umeå
Professor Jens Waerhaug, Oslo

1958

Professor Ulf von Euler-Chelpin, Stockholm
Chief dentist Birger Kjellgren, Stockholm
Professor emeritus Martin Odin, Göteborg
Professor Martin Rushton, London
Former government minister Gösta Skoglund, Umeå
Professor Eero Sakari Tammisalo, Helsingfors

Annual Celebration
Annual Celebration

The autumn ceremony for newly appointed professors, honorary doctors and scientific award recipients.