Prince Mahidol Award

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Prince Mahidol Award
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in medicine and public health
CountryThailand
Presented byPrince Mahidol Award Foundation
First awarded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
No. of laureates74 Laureates as of 2016
Websitewww.princemahidolaward.org

The Prince Mahidol Award (Thai: รางวัลสมเด็จเจ้าฟ้ามหิดล) is a Thai Royal Family annual award for outstanding achievements in medicine and public health worldwide.

Prince Mahidol Award Foundation[edit]

King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej founded the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation on 1 January 1992 on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of his father, Prince Mahidol, initially under the name "Mahidol Award Foundation", but since 28 July 1997 as "Prince Mahidol Award Foundation." In addition to the actual award, the Fund also promotes the memory of Prince Mahidol, who is regarded as the father of modern medicine and public health of Thailand. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is chairman of the Foundation Committee.

The award is given annually in two categories to international personalities or organizations:

  • For outstanding progress in medicine
  • For the active promotion of public health


and consists of:

  • a medal
  • a certificate
  • prize money (US $100,000)

Between 1992 and 2014, 70 prizes were awarded, including 32 in medicine and 38 in public health.[1]

Nomination process[edit]

  1. Any individual or group of individuals may be nominated by a national governmental agency, or by an individual. Nominations are transmitted to the secretary-general of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation.
  2. The nomination forms are forwarded to the Scientific Advisory Committee for initial screening.
  3. Once screened, the International Award Committee, which comprises several world-renowned experts in the fields of medicine and public health, will consider them and make recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
  4. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees makes final approval.[2]

Prince Mahidol Award Laureates[edit]

Source:Awardees

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No. Award year Name Flag Country Field Note
1 1992 Sir William Richard Shaboe Doll United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine deceased (July 24, 1997)
2 Dr. Chen Minzhang China People's Republic of China Public health deceased
3 1993 John B. Stanbury United States United States Medicine
4 Dr. Ciro de Quadros Brazil Federal Republic of Brazil Public health
5 1994 Professor William Trager United States United States Medicine deceased (January 25, 1997)
6 Dr. Ho Wang Lee South Korea Republic of Korea Public health
7 1995 Professor Egon Diczfalusy Sweden Sweden Medicine
8 Professor Carl Djerassi United States United States Medicine
9 Professor Frederick T. Sai Ghana Republic of Ghana Public health
10 Dr. Nafis Sadik Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan Public health
11 1996 Professor Dr. Prasong Tuchinda Thailand Thailand Medicine
12 Dr. Suchitra Nimmannitya Thailand Thailand Medicine
13 Professor Vincent P. Dole United States United States Public health
14 1997 Dr. Satoshi Omura Japan Japan Medicine
15 Dr. P. Roy Vagelos United States United States Medicine
16 Professor Alfred Sommer United States United States Public health
17 Dr. Guillermo Arroyave Guatemala Guatemalan Public health
18 1998 Dr. Rene Favaloro Argentina Republic of Argentina Medicine deceased (July 29, 2000)
19 Dr. Harvey D. White New Zealand New Zealand Medicine
20 Professor Kennedy F. Shortridge Australia Australia Public health
21 Dr. Margaret F.C. Chan Hong Kong Hong Kong Public health
22 1999 Dr. R. Palmer Beasley United States United States Medicine
23 Dr. Adetokunbo Oluwole Lucas Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria Public health
24 Dr. Tore Godal Norway Kingdom of Norway Public health
25 2000 Professor Ernesto Pollitt Peru Peru Medicine
26 Professor David JP Barker United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
27 Sir Richard Peto United Kingdom United Kingdom Public health
28 Sir Iain Geoffrey Chalmers United Kingdom United Kingdom Public health
29 2001 Sir David John Weatherall United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
30 Professor Lam Sai Kit Malaysia Malaysia Public health
31 Professor Barry J. Marshall Australia Australia Public health
32 2002 Professor Thomas E. Starzl United States United States Medicine
33 Sir Roy Calne United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
34 Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman United States United States Public health
35 Dr. P. Helena Makela Finland Republic of Finland Public health
36 2003 Professor Herbert L. Needleman United States United States Public health
37 China Cooperative Research Group China People's Republic of China Medicine on Qinghaosu and its derivatives as Antimalarials
38 2004 Professor Norman Sartorius Germany Federal Republic of Germany Medicine
39 Professor Jonathan M. Samet United States United States Public health
40 2005 Professor Harald Zur Hausen Germany Federal Republic of Germany Public health
41 Professor Eugene Goldwasser United States United States Medicine
42 2006 Professor Stanley G. Schultz United States United States Medicine deceased (October 23, 2014)
43 Dr. Richard A. Cash United States United States Public health
44 Dr. David R. Nalin United States United States Public health
45 Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis India India Public health
46 2007 Professor Basil Stuart Hetzel Australia Australia Public health
47 Dr. Sanduk Ruit Nepal Kingdom of Nepal Public health
48 Professor Dr. Axel Ullrich Germany Federal Republic of Germany Medicine
49 2008 Professor Sergio Henrique Ferreira Brazil Federal Republic of Brazil Medicine
50 Professor Michiaki Takahashi Japan Japan Public health
51 Professor Yu Yongxin China People's Republic of China Public health
52 2009 Professor Anne Mills United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
53 Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn Thailand Thailand Public health
54 Mechai Viravaidya Thailand Thailand Public health
55 2010 Robert E. Black United States United States Public health
56 Kenneth H. Brown United States United States Public health
57 Kevin Marsh United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
58 Ananda Shiv Prasad United States United States Public health
59 Nicholas J. White United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
60 2011 Ruth F. Bishop Australia Australia Public health
61 Aaron T. Beck United States United States Medicine
62 David T. Wong United States United States Medicine
63 2012 Michael David Rawlins United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
64 Uche Veronica Amazigo Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria Public health
65 2013 Jim Yong Kim United States United States Public health
66 David D. Ho United States United States Medicine
67 Anthony Fauci United States United States Medicine
68 Peter Piot Belgium Belgium Public health
69 2014 Donald A. Henderson United States United States Public Health
70 Akiro Endo Japan Japan Medicine
71 2015 Michael Gideon Marmot United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Health
72 Morton M. Mower United States United States Medicine
73 2016 Vladimir Hachinski Canada Canada Public Health
74 Sir Gregory Paul Winter United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
75 2017 Rachel Schneerson United States United States Public Health
76 Porter W. Anderson, Jr. United States United States Public Health
77 Mathuram Santosham United States United States Public Health
78 John B. Robbins United States United States Public Health
79 Human Genome Project Medicine
80 2018 John D. Clemens United States United States Public Health
81 Jan R. Holmgren Sweden Sweden Public Health
82 Mary-Claire King United Kingdom United Kingdom Medicine
83 Brian J. Druker United States United States Medicine

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of winners". Prince Mahidol Award Foundation. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Nomination Procedures". Prince Mahidol Award Foundation. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved June 9, 2014.

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