Awards and Grants


2011 to 2019

February 2020

Prof. Johannes Backs

Prof. Johannes Backs (Heidelberg University Hospital) will receive 442,000 euros from the state of Baden-Württemberg for the project "Development of an 'indirect heart muscle cell test' (IHT) for the prediction of heart failure".

Prof. Jeanette Schulz-Menger

Prof. Jeanette Schulz-Menger (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin) is honoured with the Gold Medal Award 2020 of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR).

January 2020

Prof. Jens Frahm

The physicist Prof. Jens Frahm (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry) is awarded the Werner von Siemens Ring of the foundation of the same name for his achievements. He has further developed MRI into a fast and thus clinically mature technology.

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Dr. Mahir Karakas

Dr. Mahir Karakas (University Heart and Vascular Centre Hamburg) will receive 4.7 million euros from the German Research Foundation. For the first time, aspirin and atorvastatin will be evaluated in a clinical study for the treatment of mild myocardial ischemia.

Prof. Renate Schnabel

Prof. Renate Schnabel (University Heart and Vascular Centre Hamburg) coordinates the AFFECT-EU project on screening for atrial fibrillation. Together with 26 international partners, she will receive 6 million euros from the EU's Horizon 2020 funding programme.

Prof. Tommaso Gori

Prof. Tommaso Gori (University Medical Center Mainz) received a prize money of 50,000 euros from the Mainz Heart Foundation for his research in the field of coronary heart disease.

Prof. Philipp Wild

Prof. Philipp Wild (University Medical Center Mainz) received a prize money of 200,000 euros from the Mainz Heart Foundation for the Gutenberg Health Study of which he is the director.