Awards and Announcements:
Dr. Blanc Receives Honorary Doctorate from the Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden

Dr. Paul Blanc

The Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, awarded Dr. Paul Blanc an honorary doctorate for his long and significant collaboration with the institution.

Dr. Blanc was nominated by professor Kjell Torén, a close colleague of Blanc’s at Sahlgrenska since the 90’s. “We have a very strong and long-lasting collaboration, and it is really a pleasure to be able to fortify it with Paul being appointed as an honorary doctorate,” Kjell Torén said in a press release. “He has a large and developed network that we have been able to take advantage of, and he has opened doors to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) for us.”

As chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCSF, Dr. Blanc has welcomed guest researchers from Sweden. A number of teachers from Sahlgrenska Academy have also been invited to international courses at UCSF. In turn, Dr. Blanc has been highly significant to the occupational medicine epidemiological research at Gothenburg, supervising a number of postdocs while a visiting professor there in 2014.

He was appointed at the University of Gothenburg’s conferment ceremony for doctoral degrees on October 21, 2016. The day before, Dr. Blanc delivered a public lecture based on his occupational medical history research on carbon disulfide and worker health. On November 15, 2016, his new book on this topic, Fake Silk, will be released by Yale University Press.

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