The 2019 Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology was awarded to Professor of Medical Endocrinology Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The prize is 10.000€ and this was the second time the prize was awarded.The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, 31 October 2019, on the 71th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society. The director of the of the Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research, Professor Vesa Olkkonen, delivered the prize.
The Prize Jurys reasons for the award: “Feldt-Rasmussen has made numerous contributions to endocrinology and thyroidology. Impressively, she is the author or co-author of 429 articles, 373 of them original studies, her main field being thyroidology. Her work relates to virtually every aspect of thyroid disorders and their management. In particular, she has made crucial contributions addressing the measurement of thyroglobulin and the interactions of thyroglobulin antibodies with thyroglobulin measurements. She is one of the most distinguished experts in this field.” The Minerva Foundation’s Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology is a 10.000€ prize awarded every other year in the Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society. It is awarded to a Scandinavian scientist for innovative, high-quality research in the field of endocrinology. The Finnish Endocrine Society nominates three candidates for the prize from whom the Minerva Foundation selects the winner. The first prize, year 2017, was honored to a Professor of Physiology Jorma Toppari at the University of Turku.