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Vienna Medical Association Theodor Billroth Prize awarded to MedUni Vienna researchers

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from left: Stefan Salminger, Andreas Kammerlander, Maria Haller, Matthias Zimmermann, Johannes Gojo and Lorenz Küssel

(Vienna, 19 December 2017) This year, Vienna Medical Association's Theodor Billroth Prize went to three researchers from MedUni Vienna: Andreas Kammerlander, Lorenz Küssel and Stefan Salminger. The research promotion prize funded by the First Bank of Austria likewise went to three MedUni Vienna researchers: Johannes Gojo, Matthias Zimmermann and Maria Haller.

The winners of Vienna Medical Association's Theodor Billroth prize are

Andreas Kammerlander
"Diameter of the Pulmonary Artery in Relation to the Ascending Aorta: Association with Cardiovascular Outcome"
which appeared in: Radiology, May 2017

Lorenz Küssel
"Soluble VCAM-1/soluble ICAM-1 ratio is a promising biomarker for diagnosing endometriosis"
which appeared in: Human Reproduction, April 2017

Stefan Salminger
"Functional and Psychosocial Outcomes of Hand Transplantation Compared with Prosthetic Fitting in Below-Elbow Amputees: A Multicenter Cohort Study"
which appeared in: PLOS ONE, September 2016

Erste Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG (First Bank of Austria) research funding prize

Johannes Gojo
"Telomerase activation in posterior fossa group A ependymomas is associated with dismal prognosis and chromosome 1q gain"
which appeared in: Neuro-Oncology, March 2017

Matthias Zimmermann
"Analysis of region specific gene expression patterns in the heart and systemic responses after experimental myocardial ischemia"
which appeared in: Oncotarget, May 2017

Maria Haller
"Dialysis Vintage and Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation: A Retrospective Cohort Study"
which appeared in: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, January 2017


About the Vienna Medical Association Theodor Billroth prize
Vienna Medical Association awards its Theodor Billroth Prize to fund scientific work. The Theodor Billroth Prize is awarded annually and is worth €7,500. It can be divided between a maximum of three people. All members of Vienna Medical Association can apply for this funding award. Since Vienna Medical Association's Theodor Billroth Prize is intended to promote young scientists and also to fund research activities in private practice, heads of departments, divisions and institutes are excluded from the competition (except as co-authors).

The Erste Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG awards the First Bank of Austria Research Funding Prize to fund research activities by doctors in Vienna. This prize is awarded on an annual basis and is worth €7,500. It can be divided between a maximum of three people. All doctors working within the Vienna region can apply for this funding award. This also applies to qualified doctors who are not members of the Medical Association.