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- This stay has provided me with new tools for doing research

SEFAS' PhD student at a six months exchange as Postgraduate Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, Geriatrics.

Kjellstadli med to kolleger.
Camilla Kjellstadlig (left) at One-to-world's Fulbright reception.
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One-to-world.

PhD candidate Camilla Kjellstadli has brought her whole family to New Haven, Connecticut, to learn new methods for analyzing longitudinal data and get acquainted with a large interdisciplinary research environment focusing on ageing.

- I am seated at the Biostatistics core at Yale Program on Aging, and they have welcomed me warmly. I attend seminars, workshops, lectures in an interdisciplinary environment that focuses on development and testing of strategies to improve function and quality of life for elderly persons with chronical diseases and comorbidity, says Kjellstadli.

Kjellstadli is working on her own PhD project «Epidemiology of home death in Norway», a project examining what kind of health services people in Norway get in the last phase of life and how this is connected to whether you are able to die at home or not. 

- One of my goals for going to Yale was to improve my skills in analyzing longitudinal data, she says. Working with dedicated and proficient researchers has given me new perspectives. It is exiting and educational and has provided me with new tools for doing research.

Kjellstadli tells she experiences the American people as open and interested. 

- Whether they are academics or people I meet outside campus, it is easy to get in touch with people. This makes my whole family feel welcome.

- Thanks to all of you who have contributed to give me this opportunity, Kjellstadli ends.