About Rigshospitalet's International KFJ Award
The DKK 1.5 million award includes DKK 1.25 million to be spent directly on research carried out at Rigshospitalet or in close collaboration with Rigshospitalet. The award is presented to an international high-ranking researcher. The researcher should have existing cooperation with one or more international research communities at the hospital, e.g. in the Rigshopitalet’s Centres of Global Excellence. The first presentation took place in 2011.
Recipients of Rigshospitalet's International KFJ Award
In 2020 Rigshospitalet's international KFJ Award went to Professor John McMurray from the University of Glasgow. The Scottish research heavyweight has been working with Danish heart researchers for more than ten years.
2020 - Professor John McMurray, University of Glasgow, Scotland
The icelandic professor, Kari Stefansson, has conducted groundbreaking research within population genetics with his company deCODE genetics, and he was the winner of Rigshospitalet's International KFJ Award in 2019.
2019 - Professor Kari Stefansson - deCODE genetics
Professor Jorma Toppari received Rigshospitalet's International KFJ Award in 2018
2018 - Professor Jorma Toppari - University of Turku, Finland
In 2017 the international KFJ Award was awarded to Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes from Norway who, together with Rigshospitalet, researches into immunology to discover new ways of treating cardiovascular diseases and severe blood poisoning.
2017 - Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes - University of Tromsø, University of Oslo, Norway
2016 - Dr. John E. Dick - University of Toronto, Canada
2015 - Prof. John C. Burnett Jr - Mayo Clinic, USA.
2014 - Prof. Mary Relling - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA.
2013 - Prof. Søren Bentzen - University of Maryland - School of Medicine, USA.
2012 - Prof. Thomas Olsson - Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
2011 - Prof. Bruce R. Rosen - Harvard Medical School, USA.