Prof. dr. J. Terpstra Award

With this award, we aim to inspire young scientists involved in any aspect of diabetes research. These researchers are encouraged to come up with brilliant, high-quality research proposals. The awarded proposal has to be innovative, should comprise a clear hypothesis and deliver results relevant to -and applicable in- the field of diabetes mellitus. A budget encompassing the main issues should also be part of the proposal.

The winner of the Prof. dr. J. Terpstra Young Investigator Award will receive 10.000,- Euro which should be spent completely to the research outlined in the awarded proposal. The awardee will also receive a token of remembrance. During the award session, which will be scheduled during the Annual Dutch Diabetes Research Meeting, the awardee will present the winning research proposal.

The jury chaired by Dr. Bastiaan de Galan (Radboudumc Nijmegen) consists of Prof. dr. Hiddo Lambers Heerspink (UMCG), Dr. Manuel Castro Cabezas (Franciscus Gasthuis Rotterdam), Prof. dr. Casper Schalkwijk (MUMC) and Dr. Mariëtte Boon (LUMC).

About Prof. dr. J. Terpstra

Prof. dr. J. Terpstra (1922-2017) is one of the founders of NVDO back in 1976. She was amongst the first female professors in the Netherlands. In 1956 she defended her thesis on the pituitary gland; from 1957 onward she focused on diabetes and raised the first Dutch diabetes clinic. She peacefully passed away at the age of 95 on September 6th, 2017.

The Terpstra Award is an initiative of the NVDO and Lilly Diabetes.

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