Christian Torp-Pedersen receives the Novo Nordisk Prize 2016

Christian Torp-Pedersen receives the Novo Nordisk Prize 2016

Professor Christian Torp-Pedersen is the recipient of the Novo Nordisk Prize 2016.

The Novo Nordisk Prize is awarded to recognize unique medical research or other research contributions that benefit medical science. The prize is awarded for a predominantly Danish contribution.The Prize is of DKK 3 million of which DKK 500,000 is a personal award. The remaining amount is an allowance for research purposes within the prize recipient’s field of expertise.

Jan Fahrenkrug, Chair of the Novo Nordisk Prize Committee, states on Novo Nordisk's website: "Christian Torp-Pedersen, Professor at the Department of Health Science and Technology of Aalborg University, is a pioneering researcher in clinical cardiology and epidemiology. He is being awarded the 2016 Novo Nordisk Prize for his significant, original and internationally recognized work as a researcher spanning the past three decades." Jan Fahrenkrug furthermore underlines the importance of Christian Torp-Pedersen's influence on young researhcers and clinical practice: “Christian Torp-Pedersen’s original, comprehensive and systematic research within cardiology and epidemiology is highly esteemed internationally and has had major influence on clinical practice and guidelines. He has displayed great leadership and has inspired and supervised numerous young researchers.” (source)

"I am extremely pleased and surprised to be awarded the Prize. I am also very happy that epidemiology is being recognized through this Prize." Christian Torp-Pedersen says. (source)

Christian Torp-Pedersen is head of  Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Department of Health Science and Technology. A grant awarded by The Obel Family Foundation made it possible to bring Christian Torp-Pedersen to Aalborg University. 

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Contact details

Christian Torp-Pedersen, Professor
Phone: 24 45 37 90
E-mail: ctp@hst.aau.dk