Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine

Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine

The Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine recognises great achievements which have already been made. It honours exceptional contributions to medical progress and the entire lifetime achievement of a scientist in research and clinical work.

The person honoured is not only commemorated with the medal as a symbolic gesture of esteem and acknowledgement for his or her life’s work. He or she is also given the opportunity to pass along the torch: The medal includes the right to award a scholarship to a selected aspiring young scientist, thus motivating the next generation to make new achievements in research. The scholarship currently amounts to € 30,000.

The Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine has been awarded since 1990; laureates include pioneers in the development of medicine.

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Brain drain

The Jung Foundation is actively committed to combating the ‘brain drain,’ i.e. the tendency for highly qualified people to move abroad.

In 2017 the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award, which is worth 210,000 euros, honoured Dr. med. Lena Seifert from the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of the Technical University of Dresden.

Read more about the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research here.