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University Prizes

Semmelweis University has established five separate prizes to recognise outstanding scientific activities:

  • Semmelweis Ignác Medal and Award
  • Jendrassik Ernő Medal and Award
  • Huzella Tivadar Medal and Award
  • Semmelweis Budapest Award
  • Huggonai Vilma Medal and Award

Each prize is awarded once a year.

The Semmelweis Medal recognises lifetime research achievement that has established a new school of thought, and is awarded through nomination.

The Jendrassik and Huzella Medals acknowledge outstanding clinical and theoretical biochemical research, respectively. Recipients are chosen through an application process.

Founded in 2009, the Semmelweis Budapest Award serves to recognise the achievements of an international researcher working in the field of medical biology, whose research activities have produced internationally acknowledged results, contributed to the benefit of humanity, and opened up new ways of understanding living natural science.

Through the Hugonnai Vilma Medal, established in 2010, Semmelweis University recognises the achievements of young female physician-researchers in the interest of encouraging the development of the next generation of female scientists.

Recipients of the Semmelweis Ignác Medal

2016: Dr. Tivadar Zelles
2015: Dr. Miklós Réthelyi
2014: Dr. Imre Romics
2013: Dr. Veronika Ádám
2012: Dr. Béla Noszál
2011: Dr. József Mandl
2010: Dr. Ágoston Szél
2009: Dr. Péter Sótonyi
2008: Dr. András Falus
2007: Dr. Tamás Freund
2006: Dr. Erzsébet Ligeti
2005: Dr. János Gergely
2004: Dr. Ferenc Perner
2003: Dr. Kálmán Magyar
2002: Dr. László Romics
2001: Dr. Raymund Machovich
2000: Dr. Sándor Juhász-Nagy
1999: Dr. Zoltán Papp
1998: Dr. E. Szilveszter Vizi
1997: Dr. Miklós Palkovits
1996: Dr. András Spät
1995: Dr. Edit Gláz
1994: Dr. György Puskás
1993: Dr. Gyula Petrányi
1992:Dr. Zoltán Szabó
1991: Dr. Ferenc Solti
1990: Dr. Endre Kelemen
1989: Dr. László Hársing
1989: Dr. Ferenc Kovács
1988: Dr. István Holló
1987: Dr. Andor Szécsény
1986: Dr. F. Brunó Straub
1985: Dr. Károly Lapis
1984: Dr. Ferenc Gráf
1984: Dr. Béla Halász
1983: Dr. Ferenc Antoni
1982: Dr. István Nász
1981: Dr. József Knoll
1980: not awarded
1979: not awarded
1978: Dr. Imre Magyar
1977: Dr. János Szentágothai
1976: Dr. Gábor Petri
1976: Dr. Imre Zoltán
1975: Dr. Ödön Kerpel Frónius
1974: Dr. Magda Radnót
1973: Dr. Loránd Kesztyűs
1972: Dr. József Sós
1971: Dr. Szilárd Donhoffer
1970: Dr. Pál Gömöri
1969: Dr. Dezső Miskolczy
1968: Dr. László Haranghy
1967: Dr. József Baló
1966: Dr. Ferenc Földvári
1965: Dr. Jenő Ernst
1964: Dr. Géza Petényi
1963: Dr. György Ivanovics
1962: Dr. Béla Issekutz
1961: Dr. Antal Babits
1960: Dr. Pál Gegesi Kiss
1959: Dr. István Rusznyák

Recipients of the Jendrassik Ernő Medal

2016: Dr. György Nagy
2015: Dr. Attila Patócs
2014: Dr. Ádám Tabák
2013: Dr. Péter Igaz
2012: Dr. Zoltán Zsolt Nagy
2011: Dr. László Hangody
2010: Dr. Barna Vásárhelyi
2009: Dr. Béla Molnár
2008: Dr. Béla Merkely
2007: Dr. Péter László Lakatos
2006: Dr. Róbert Langer
2005: Dr. Henriette Farkas
2004: Dr. Attila Szabó
2003: not awarded
2002: Dr. Csaba Horváth
2001: Dr. Béla Székács
2000: Dr. Gábor Holló
1999: Dr. András Szabó
1998: Dr. Péter Lakatos
1997: Dr. Márk Kollai
1996: Dr. Péter Rajna
1995: Dr. György Reusz
1994: not awarded
1993: Dr. Miklós Szathmári
1992: Dr. János Sólyom
1991: Dr. Zsolt Tulassay
1990: Dr. Raymund Machovich
1989: Dr. László Rosivall
1988: Dr. Pál Hadházy
1987: Dr. József Tenczer
1986: Dr. Eörs Dóra
1985: Dr. Zsuzsa Schaff
1984: Dr. Tibor Raposa
1983: Dr. Judit Daróczy
1982: Dr. Péter Sótonyi
1981: Dr. Mihály Berényi
1980: Dr. Anna Kádár
1979: Dr. Sándor Juhász-Nagy
1978: Dr. Emil Monos
1977: Dr. Kálmán Magyar
1976: Dr. Ilona Szeri
1975: Dr. Jakab Lajos
1974: Dr. Attila Fonyó
1973: Dr. Zoltán Szabó
1972: Dr. János Somogyi
1971: Dr. Tibor Gáti
1970: Dr. András Kovács
1969: Dr. György Bozsik
1968: Dr. Antal Fischer
1967: Dr. Harry Jellinek
1966: Dr. Endre Somogyi
1965: Dr. Béla Vigh

Recipients of the Huzella Tivadar Medal

2016: Dr. Balázs Győrffy
2015: Dr. Csaba Szalai
2014: Dr. Csaba Sőti
2013: Dr. Miklós Kellermayer
2012: Dr. Zoltán Prohászka
2011: Dr. Edit Buzás
2010: Dr. György Bagdy
2009: Dr. Péter Várnai
2008: Dr. László Csanády
2007: Dr. Attila Mócsai
2006: not awarded
2005: Dr. Kolev Kraszimir
2004: Dr. László Tretter
2003: Dr. Péter Enyedi
2003: Dr. György Füst
2002: Dr. Ákos Koller
2001: Dr. Mária Sasvári
2000: Dr. László Hunyady
1999: Dr. Gábor Bánhegyi
1998: Dr. Miklós Tóth
1997: Dr. András Csillag
1996: Dr. Péter Csermely
1995: Dr. Ágoston Szél
1994: not awarded
1993: Dr. József Tímár and colleagues
1992: Dr. György Csaba
1991: Dr. Béla Szende

Recipients of the Semmelweis Budapest Award

2016: Dr. Stefan W. Hell
2015: Dr. Tomas Hökfelt
2014: Dr. György Klein
2013: Dr. György Oláh
2012: Dr. Péter Somogyi
2011: Dr. Sir George Radda
2010: Dr. Jeremy K. Nicholson

Recipients of the Hugonnai Vilma Medal

2016: Dr. Anna Sebestyén
2015: Dr. Éva Margittai
2014: Dr. Zsófia Nemoda
2013: Dr. Krisztina Ludányi
2012: Dr. Andrea Fekete
2011: Dr. Veronika Müller and Dr. Romána Zelkó

 

The University also nominates its most distinguished researchers for high state honours, many of whom have received state recognition over the past years (e.g. Széchenyi Prize, Szent-Györgyi Albert Prize, Apáczai Csere János Prize, Middle Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit).