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The Hagedorn Prize

Recognizing excellent research

The Danish Society for Internal Medicine established the Hagedorn Prize in 1966. The Prize is conferred at the Society’s annual conference to recognize excellent research or development efforts within internal medicine in Denmark. The accompanying award of DKK 1,500,000 (€200,000) is distributed as a personal award of DKK 250,000 and an award for research or development work of DKK 1,250,000. The Prize also includes the Hagedorn Medal.

The Hagedorn Prize was established in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Danish Society for Internal Medicine to recognize the contribution to medical science made by Hans Christian Hagedorn (1888–1971).

Throughout his career, Hans Christian Hagedorn was one of Denmark’s leading researchers within the treatment of diabetes. In 1917, he helped develop the first practical method for determining the concentration of blood glucose, and in 1922 he began collaborating with physiologist August Krogh and chemist August Kongsted on developing insulin – a partnership that was the starting-point of the creation of Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium (1923) and the Nordisk Insulin Foundation (1926), today known as Novo Nordisk A/S and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Originally, the Hagedorn Prize was endowed by a separate foundation with funds raised from Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium, with the Board of the Danish Society for Internal Medicine acting as the board of this foundation. In 2008, when the foundation’s endowment was no longer sufficient to fund an award of a reasonable amount, the remaining capital was transferred to the Novo Nordisk Foundation, which then assumed responsibility for awarding the Hagedorn Prize under the continuing auspices of the Society. The Board of the Society decides the winner of the Prize based on recommendations from the Society’s members. The Chair of the Society and the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation confer the Prize jointly.

 

Previous recipients

Year
Recipients
2018
ASBJØRN MOHR DREWES
Professor, overlæge
2017
JENS DILLING LUNDGREN
Pofessor
2016
JØRGEN VESTBO
Professor
2015
OLUF BORBYE PEDERSEN
Professor
2014
BO FELDT-RASMUSSEN
Professor, dr.med.
2013
LARS KØBER
Professor
2012
HENRIK TOFT SØRENSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2011
ULLA FELDT-RASMUSSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2010
TORSTEN TOFTEGAARD NIELSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2009
STEN MADSBAD
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2008
GORM BOJE JENSEN
Lektor, overlæge, dr. med
2007
HENDRIK VILSTRUP
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2006
ALLAN FLYVBJERG
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2005
HENNING BECK-NIELSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2004
BENTE KLARLUND PEDERSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2003
HEINE HØI HANSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2002
HANS HENRIK PARVING
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2001
HANS IBSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
2000
OVE B. SCHAFFALITZKY
Professor, dr. med.
1999
HANS ØRSKOV
Professor, dr. med.
1998
JENS KAMPMANN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1997
JØRGEN FISCHER HANSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1996
VAGN ANDERSEN
Overlæge
1995
NIELS EBBE HANSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1994
VIBEKE BINDER
Overlæge, dr. med.
1993
ANDERS FRØLAND
Overlæge, dr. med.
1992
JENS MØLHOLM
Overlæge
1991
ALLAN ERSLEV
Professor
1991
TAGE ASTRUP
Dr. phil.
1990
LEIF MOSEKILDE
Overlæge, dr. med.
1989
MARIANNE SCHROLL
Overlæge, dr. med.
1989
THORKILD I. A. SØRENSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1988
CARL ERIK MOGENSEN
Professor, dr. med.
1987
BENT HARVALD
Professor, dr. med.
1986
HALFDAN MAHLER
Generaldirektør
1985
KRESTEN MELLEMGAARD
Overlæge, dr. med.
1984
JØRN NERUP
Overlæge, dr. med.
1983
POVL RIIS
Professor, dr. med.
1982
NIELS TYGSTRUP
Professor, dr. med.
1981
NIELS JUEL CHRISTENSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1980
KURT IVERSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1979
HENRIK R. WULFF
Overlæge, dr. med.
1978
KNUD OLESEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1977
IB LORENZEN
Professor, dr. med.
1976
JØRGEN HESS THAYSEN
Professor, dr. med.
1975
JØRGEN PEDERSEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
1974
STIG JARNUM
Overlæge, dr. med.
1973
MOGENS BJØRNEBOE
Overlæge, dr. med.
1972
KNUD LUNDBÆK
Professor, dr. med.
1971
SVEND-AAGE KIILMAN
Professor, dr. med.
1970
GUNNAR BENDIXEN
Professor, dr. med.
1970
VIGGO FABER
Professor, dr. med.
1969
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
Overlæge, dr. med.
1968
VILLY POSBORG PETERSEN
Professor, dr. med.
1967
LAURIDS KORSGAARD CHRISTENSEN
Professor, dr. med.
1966
TAGE HILDEN
Overlæge, dr. med.
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The Novo Nordisk Foundation donates DKK 1,500,000 annually to fund the Prize.
Link
The Danish Society for Internal Medicine, which was founded in 1916 to promote the scientific study of internal medicine and the continuing education of the profession’s specialist physicians. www.dsim.dk
Additional information

Anne Sofie Lei,
Grant Administrator,
Novo Nordisk Foundation,
asfl@novo.dk

Application Info

The Prize is not open to application and is awarded by the Danish Society for Internal Medicine.

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