Nominations Open for Panos Englezos Prize

December 28, 2015 – Nominations are open for the 2016 Panos Englezos Prize, awarded jointly by the University of Nicosia Medical School and Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of hemoglobinopathies.

Specifically the Prize is awarded on a biannual basis to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in:

  1. the areas of public health relevant to haemoglobin disorders and/or
  2. the improvement of medical and other care of patients with haemoglobin disorders and/or
  3. the improvement of the quality of life of patients with haemoglobin disorders or other chronic/ genetic diseases and/or
  4. has made a scientific/medical advancement in the prevention or management of any other disease that could be used to a make a difference in the prevention and/or management or holistic cure of haemoglobin disorders.

The Prize was established in 1997 by the TIF Board of Directors and its International Scientific Advisory Panel, in honour and recognition of the vast, lifelong and voluntary contribution of Mr Panos Englezos in the promotion of the rights of patients globally for equal access to quality health and other care, across religious, cultural, social, gender, language or any other boundaries.

The winner will receive The Prize, consisting of a silver drop of blood (TIF’s logo) and a monetary award of $10,000, which will be awarded at the graduation ceremony of the Medical School of the University of Nicosia in May 2016. The winning candidate will be selected by a 5 member Selection Committee following the closure of nominations.

Opening date: Immediately.

Closing date: 20th February 2016.

Receipt of Award: 6th May 2016, Medical School Graduation Ceremony.

Nominations are thus invited from individuals in authority from Universities, Institutes or Research Centres of Excellence, patient organisations as well as Industry, who are familiar with the work and contribution of their nominee in relation to the field and topics mentioned above. Nominations should be sent by e-mail with all supporting documents to , copying

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