G. Whitaker International Burns Prize-Palermo (Italy)
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Award of the G. Whitaker International Burns Prize for 2007 Palermo, Italy
At the meeting held on March 26, 2007, at the seat of the G. Whitaker Foundation, Palermo, after examining the scientific activity in the fields of research, teaching, clinical organization, prevention and cooperation presented by various candidates and in consideration of the high level of the candidates, the Adjudicating Committee unanimously decided to award the prize for 2007 to Professor NAOKI AIKAWA, General Director Emergency, Critical Care & Trauma/Burn Services, Keio University Hospital, Tokio, Japan.
The prize is awarded with the following motivation:
“Professor Naoki Aikawa was born in Kanagawa, Japan. Within a very few years of taking his medical degree in 1968, he began to develop an interest in the burn disease and from 1973 to 1976 he attended the Clinical and Metabolic Research Laboratories and the Harvard Medical School Clinical Surgical Service of Burn Trauma at Massachusetts Hospital, directed...