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Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture

Diabetes In Focus

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture was established in 1979 and is awarded to an active scientist from a Nordic country for an outstanding contribution within research or treatment related to diabetes. The winner is invited to hold a lecture to coincide with the annual conference of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes. The scientist is selected to give the lecture. The accompanying award of DKK 600,000 (€80,000) is distributed as a personal award of DKK 100,000 and an award for research or development work of DKK 500,000. The award is donated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

This prize was originally known as the Jacob E. Poulsen Grant. Poulsen (1907–1988) was a senior hospital physician, a key figure in the history of the Foundation and Chair of the Board from 1976 to 1979. The Lecture was established to recognize and appreciate his lifelong contribution to treatment and research related to diabetes and his inspirational example to young physicians and researchers. Responsibility for the Lecture was transferred to the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes in 1986, and in 1996 the name was changed to the current name.

The Lecture is awarded by a committee comprising three members from the the Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Chair of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes.

Previous recipients

Year
Recipients
2019
BO AHRÉN
Professor: Gave the prize lecture “Incretin therapy – lessons learned and future direction” in Stockholm
2018
OLLE KORSGREN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2017
SUSANNE MANDRUP
Professor: Gave the lecture
2016
JULEEN ZIERATH
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2015
TORBEN HANSEN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2014
TIMO OTONKOSKI
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2013
MARJU ORHO-MELANDER
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture in Helsinki
2012
PER-HENRIK GROOP
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2011
ALLAN FLYVBJERG
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.: Gave the prize lecture
2010
PÅL R. NJØLSTAD
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2009
JOHN WAHREN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2008
LEIF JANSSON
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2007
STEN MADSBAD
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2006
MIKAEL KNIP
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2005
HENNING BECK-NIELSEN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2004
PETER ARNER
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2003
MARKKU LAAKSO
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2002
OLE SCHMITZ
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2001
PER O. WESTERMARK
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
2000
HANNELE YKI-JÄRVINEN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
1999
PER-OLOF BERGGREN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
1998
JOHNNY LUDVIGSSON
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
1997
ARNE ANDERSSON
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture
1996
MARJA-RIITTA TASKINEN
Professor: Gave the Prize lecture in Tromsø
1995
OTTO WALAAS
Gave the Prize lecture in Kousamo
1994
TORSTEN DECKERT
Gave the Prize lecture in Skagen
1993
LEIF GROOP
Gave the Prize lecture in Stockholm
1992
KERSTIN HALL
Gave the Prize lecture in Geilo
1991
ÅKE LERNMARK
Gave the Prize lecture in Helsinki
1990
HANS K. ÅKERBLOM
Gave the Prize lecture in Odense
1989
ULF SCHMIDT
Gave the Prize lecture in Umeå
1988
HANS ØRSKOV
Gave the Prize lecture in Bergen
1987
JENS SANDDAHL CHRISTIANSEN
Gave the Prize lecture in Åbo
1986
C. J. HEDESKOV
Gave the Prize lecture in Copenhagen
1985
JUSSI HUTTUNEN
Gave the Prize lecture in Helsinki
1984
KAARE M. GAUTVIK
Gave the Prize lecture in Trondheim
1983
CLAES HELLERSTRÖM
Gave the Prize lecture in Stokholm
1982
RISTO PELKONEN
Gave the Prize lecture in Gentofte
1981
SUAD EFENDIC
Gave the Prize lecture in Cambridge
1980
JØRN DITZEL
Gave the Prize lecture in Helsinki
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The Novo Nordisk Foundation donates DKK 600,000 annually to fund the prize.
Additional information

Susanne E. Hede
Scientific Officer
Novo Nordisk Foundation
suhq@novo.dk

Application Info

The Lecture is not open to applications and is awarded by a committee of the Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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