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New Medical Prize Awarded By The K.F.

By on November 23, 2013

Trzeciak-zdjęcieThe American-based Kosciuszko Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 prize for the best medical article published during 2011-2012 in English by a Polish doctor residing in Poland. The first recipient of this newly created prize is Dr. Przemysław Trzeciak, a cardiologist at the Silesian Center for Heart Disease in Zabrze. The prize is named after Bohdan and Zygmunt Janczewski, brothers who were doctors  in Warsaw. When Zygmunt, a well-known pioneer andrologist died in 2007, he willed his estate to the Kosciusko Foundation under the condition that a biennial award be established in his and his brother’s memory.

The title of Dr. Trzeciak’s prize-winning article is “Mortality of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock treated by PCI is correlated to the infarct-related artery—Results from the PL-ACS Registry,” and is found in The International Journal of Cardiology 2011. Over 20 articles were submitted for consideration of the prize by doctors throughout Poland. An Award Committee consisting of seven distinguished professors from various medical fields reviewed the articles and selected the winner. They included the following: Prof. Marek Krawczyk, Rector of Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Warsaw; Prof. Marek Spaczyński, Past President of  Polskie Towarzystwo Ginekologiczne, Poznan; Prof. Jacek Zaremba, Dean of Polska Akademia Nauk, Warsaw; Prof. Maciej Krzakowski,  President of Polskie Towarzystwo Onkologiczne, Warsaw; Prof. Andrzej Milewicz, President of Polskie Towarzystwo Endokrynologiczne, Wroclaw; Prof. Jerzy Woy-Wojciechowski, President of Polskie Towarzystwo Lekarskie, Warsaw; and Prof. Ewa Radwańska, Past President of the Chicago Association of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Trustee of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Chicago. The chairman of the committee was Dr. Milewicz.

The prize will be presented to Dr. Trzeciak on Sunday, December 1, at five o’clock in the afternoon at the University of Warsaw’s Collegium Artes Liberales, ul.

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