Rheumatologist and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Maarten Boers received the Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology, together with Marie-Antonietta d'Agostino (Rome). This prize is the second highest medical award in Germany and serves to promote clinical, therapeutic and experimental research work in the field of rheumatology. Since 1972, this prize has been awarded to recognised scientists on the basis of excellent and innovative research.