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The Presentation Ceremony of the Prince Mahidol Award 2008

 

 

His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, has graciously consented to confer the Prince Mahidol Award 2008 upon three Awardees on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 at 17.30 hrs at the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall and designated Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to host a dinner in honor of the Awardees at 20.00 hrs of the same evening.

The Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine for 2008 was conferred upon Professor Emeritus Sérgio Henrigue Ferreira, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeiräo Preto, University of Säo Paulo, Ribeiräo Preto, Säo Paulo, Brazil for his contribution in the development of ACE inhibitor and COX 2 inhibitor in the treatment of hypertension and inflammation, respectively.

There are two recipients of the Prince Mahidol Award in the field of public health for 2008. One is Professor Michiaki Takahashi, Member of the Board of the Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, who received the award for his contribution to the development and clinical application of Varicella vaccine leading to the decline in child mortality throughout the world.

The other awardee is Dr. Yu Yong Xin Director Emeritus, First Department of Viral Vaccine, National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, People’s Republic of China for his contribution to the development of Japanese encephalitis vaccine protecting children from cripple and death throughout the world.

 

Post Date : January 30, 2009

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