Ulla Hedner takes on an advisory role with NNHF as Emeritus Council Member
Dr Hedner announces her decision to step down as NNHF Council Member from 2022.
Ulla Hedner has announced her decision to step down as a permanent Council Member of the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation (NNHF). From 2022, Dr Hedner will take on an Emeritus role within the Foundation Council to ensure continuity and enable the global community of people with bleeding disorders to benefit from her expertise on an ad hoc basis.
Dr Hedner was instrumental in the creation of the NNHF and has served as founding Council Member since 2005 (read her biography).
Her patient-centric approach and near-lifelong dedication to haemophilia care and treatment culminated in a book published in 2017: ‘Treating Life-Threatening Bleedings: Development of recombinant coagulation factor VIIa’.“Ulla advocates for the underserved and inspires all around her to reach out to help those in need. I have watched in awe her endless energy in travelling to so many places around the world to tirelessly serve those in need. Ulla defines the NNHF mission in spirit and action.” – Amy Shapiro, NNHF Council Member
Dr Hedner is highly respected and admired as a role model by many in the field of bleeding disorders. Her expertise has been instrumental for NNHF partners around the globe, from Mexico to Vietnam, Egypt to Macedonia, where her contribution to the global haemophilia community spans from the importance of laboratory diagnosis to protocols for musculoskeletal (MSK) care.
“I am delighted that Ulla will continue to provide guidance to NNHF as Emeritus Council member. She has been part of the Foundation’s journey from the outset and a key enabler in achieving our current status as leading partner in the global haemophilia community. Nothing of what we do today in the field of blood disorders could have been achieved without her contribution.” – Ludovic Helfgott, NNHF Council President
On behalf of all the people with haemophilia whose lives have been transformed by her work, the NNHF Council and team would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ulla Hedner for her 17 years of service as a Council Member. We look forward to continuing the journey of ‘Impacting Care. Together’ with the benefit of her advisory support for many years to come.