One of the ambitions of Amsterdam UMC is to perform research with high societal impact and relevance. To encourage and recognize this, Amsterdam UMC organizes the annual Societal Impact Award. This year the internal jury with Yvo Smulders (chair), Carla Hollak, Allard van der Beek, and Anton Kunst, selected four finalists. All four researchers have made an impressive contribution to society at large, but unfortunately, there can only be one winner. You can help to decide who should become the Societal Impact Award winner of 2021 by entering your vote (until December 20).
The four finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
- Marjolein van Egmond, Departments Surgery & Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology - Amsterdam Institute for Infection & Immunity and Cancer Center Amsterdam.
- Ellen Laan, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Amsterdam Reproduction & Development.
- Marlies Schijven, Department of Surgery - Amsterdam Gastroenterology Endocrinology Metabolism.
- Danielle Timmermans, Department of Public & Occupational Health - Amsterdam Public Health.
This year, the winner will be selected based on the results of the voting via the poll (50%) and the evaluation of an external jury (50%). The external jury is formed by Dianda Veldman (Patiëntenfederatie NL), Malika Sevil (Het Parool), Henk Smid (ZonMw), Bertho Nieboer (MedischContact and gyneacologist) and José Manshanden (GGD Amsterdam). The winner of the award will be announced during the new year’s speech.