IASP Announces Winners of Four Prestigious Pain Science Awards
Apr 11, 2018
IASP has announced winners of four awards that recognize outstanding contributions to basic and clinical pain science by IASP members. The Congress awards will be presented in September at the World Congress on Pain.
|Dr. Gaston Nyirigira||Dr. Jennifer Deuis||Dr. Melanie Noel||Dr. Irina Vetter|
IASP will honor the following individuals:
- 2018 Award of Excellence in Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries: Dr. Gaston Nyirigira, consultant anesthesiologist, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Butare (Rwanda)
- 2018 Ronald Dubner Research Prize: Dr. Jennifer Deuis, postdoctoral researcher, University of Queensland (Australia)
- 2018 Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science: Dr. Melanie Noel, assistant professor, University of Calgary (Canada)
- 2018 Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award for Basic Science: Dr. Irina Vetter, associate professor, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and Group Leader, The University of Queensland (Australia)
“IASP received a record number of nominees for these awards this year, and we were impressed with their very high quality,” said IASP President Judith Turner, Ph.D. “The four winners exemplify excellence across diverse areas in the field of pain. We congratulate them on their achievements and thank them for their contributions toward our mission of improved pain relief worldwide.”
In addition to the IASP awards, two recipients have earned one-year Fellowships in Clinical Pain Management at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, through a program jointly sponsored by IASP and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
Congratulations to Kita Sorboualapha, MD, and Ritu Pradhan, MD, each of whom has received a one-year fellowship covering tuition, lodging, travel, training, and basic living expenses. The fellowships were created to provide pain management knowledge and skills to two doctors in the region annually.