Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1989
    Medical Degree, Umeå University

  • 1997
    PhD: Obstetrics and Gynecology, title: GABAA receptor sensitivity studies during the menstrual cycle in patients with premenstrual syndrome and controls, Umeå University

  • 1998
    Specialist certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • 2000 – 2001
    Post doc: Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

  • 2003
    Associate Professor: Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Since 2006
    Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, 30 % research.

Training

  • 1989
    Assistant surgeon, Department of Surgery, University hospital, Umeå

  • 1989 – 1991
    Internship rotation scheme, Kiruna lasarett

  • 1991 – 1998
    Residency rotation scheme. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden

  • 1998 – 2000
    Assistant Professor, Dept Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Umeå, (60%)

  • 1998 – 2000
    Clinical Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden with head responsibility for gynecologic endocrinology (40%)

  • 2000 – 2001
    Post doc at Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

  • 2001 – 2003
    Post doc at Umeå Neurosteroid Research Center, supported by the Swedish Society for Medical Research

  • 2003 – 2006
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University

Selected publications

  • Comasco E, Hahn A, Ganger S, Gingnell M, Bannbers E, Oreland L, Wikström J, Epperson C. N, Lanzenberger R, Sundström-Poromaa I. Emotional fronto-cingulate cortex activation and brain derived neurotrophic factor polymorphism in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 2014; 35(9):4450-8

  • Granfors M, Åkerud H, Skogö J, Stridsberg M, Wikström AK, Sundström Poromaa I. Targeted thyroid testing during pregnancy in clinical practice. Obstet Gynecol, 2014;124:10-5.

  • Bhandage AK, Hellgren C, Jin Z, Olafsson EB, Sundstrom-Poromaa I, Birnir B. Expression of GABA receptors subunits in peripheral blood mononuclear cells is gender dependent, altered in pregnancy and modified by mental health. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2015; 213:575-85.

  • Olivier JD, Akerud H, Skalkidou A, Kaihola H, Sundstrom-Poromaa I. The effects of antenatal depression and antidepressant treatment on placental gene expression. Front Cell Neurosci. 2014; 8:465.

  • Kaihola H, Olivier J, Poromaa IS, Akerud H. The effect of antenatal depression and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment on nerve growth factor signaling in human placenta. PLoS One. 2015; 10:e0116459.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • BASIC – Biology, Affect, Stress, Imaging and Cognition in Pregnancy and the Puerperium

  • Adverse mood effects on combined oral contraceptives.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Study Director for Clinical Research, the Board for Research-level Education, Disciplinary Domain for Medicine and Pharmacy, UU, since 2011

  • Associate Editor Human Reproduction, since 2014

  • Member of the Nordic Network for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Research, since 2012

  • Member of the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders (ISPMD), since 2011

  • Reviewer Swedish Research Council, since 2011

  • Reviewer ALF grants, Lund University, 2009-2014

  • Member of the Faculty Board, Disciplinary Domain for Medicine and Pharmacy, UU, 2005-2011

  • Member of the Institutional Board, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, UU, 2005-2014

  • Member of the board of Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala (CRU), 2004-2014

  • Assistant Head, Study Director for Undergraduate Education, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, UU, 2005-2010

  • Chairman of the National Reference Group of Gynecologic Endocrinology, 2006-2008

  • Member of the Independent Reasearch Ethics Board, Uppsala, 2005-2009

  • Secretary of the National Reference Group of Gynecologic Endocrinology, 2004-2005

  • Member of the Swedish Medical Society, since 1999

  • Member of the board of Swedish Obstetricians and Gynecologists (SFOG), 1999-2003

Additional qualifications

  • Principal investigator in 19 academic RCTs (phase II-IV)

  • National coordinating, principal or co-investigator in more than 20 industry-sponsored RCTs

  • Medical advisory board for Bayer AG, MSD, Novo Nordisk.


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