SIU Astellas European Foundation Award 2013
The Société Internationale d’Urologie and the Astellas European Foundation (AEF) are pleased to sponsor a $20,000 USD award granted to a scientist of notable professional and ethical standing.
In preparation for the 33rd SIU Congress, to be held September 8-12, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada, the SIU and the AEF solicit nominations for this prestigious award.
Nominations should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter with a full explanation
of the candidate’s merit, and must be submitted to the coordinates below no later than
March 1, 2013.
The Awards Committee, appointed by the SIU’s Board of Chairmen, will review all
applications and announce the SIU-Astellas European Foundation Award 2013 laureate at
the 2013 SIU Congress in Vancouver.
Previous laureates were Dr. Donald S. Coffey (1994), Dr. Nils Kock (1997), Dr. Emil Tanagho
(2000), Dr. Alvaro Morales (2002), Dr. Michael Marberger (2004), Dr. Frans Debruyne (2006),
Dr. Andrew Novick (2007), Dr. Peter Alken (2009), Dr. Fritz Schröder (2011) and Dr. Peter Scardino (2012).
Awards Committee, SIU-Astellas European Foundation Award 2013
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SIU-Astellas European Foundation Award 2012
Dr. Peter Scardino graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1971. He became the Chairman of the Scott Department of Urology in 1989. In 1995 Dr. Scardino was designated Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and in 1996 he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Scardino became Chief of the Urology Service and Head of the Prostate Cancer Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in 1998, as well as Professor of Urology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is now the David Koch Chair and Head of the Prostate Cancer Program at MSKCC.
Dr. Scardino is internationally-recognized for his work in urologic oncology, particularly the natural history, early detection, prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Among his major research interests are markers to help detect prostate cancer, and informatics tools (nomograms) for predicting prognosis and response to therapy and for assessing variations in the quality of surgical therapy.
SIU-Astellas Award 2011
Fritz H. Schröder
Born in Kassel, Germany in 1937, Professor Schröder studied Medicine in Hamburg, Marburg, and at the University of Saarbrücken. He completed his Urological training in Homburg/Saar and at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971. From 1969 to 1970 he held a research fellowship at the Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego. His PhD thesis (Habilitation) was completed in 1972 and was entitled “Endocrinological and morphological studies of prostatic tumors in vitro”. From 1972 to 1976 Schröder was Associated Professor of Urology at the University of Würzburg. From 1977 to 2002 he chaired the Department of Urology at Erasmus University and Academic Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Professor Schröder is the international coordinator of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer, and Chair of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation in Rotterdam.
Professor Schröder is author and co-author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications, 197 book chapters, editor of 21 monographs and recipient of numerous research grants in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe.His current research activities concentrate on clinical and experimental aspects of urological oncology. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Urological Research since 1974 and of the European Urology Update Series from 1999 to 2007.
In 2002 he was made a Commander of the Order of the Dutch Lion.
SIU-Astellas Award 2009
Dr. Peter Alken
Professor Peter Alken was born in Berlin in August 1942, and in 1962 commenced studies in medicine and chemistry at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Vienna. He received his MD in 1970, was licensed as a surgeon in 1976, and following training at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, qualified as a Urologist in 1979. His habilitation for teaching Urology was granted in 1982, and he became Professor of Urology at Heidelberg University in 1987.
Prof. Alken was a member of the Board of Directors of the Deutsche Geselleshaft für Urologie (DGU) from 1997 until the 2002-2003 year when he served as President. He was also active on many specialty task forces of the DGU. He holds memberships in several European and international urological societies and has served on the editorial boards of major European and international scientific journals. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the EAU from 1992 to 2003, and was called on as an expert member of many international boards and committees, particularly in the field of Urolithiasis. His contributions to urological research are witnessed by over three hundred indexed publications, numerous book contributions and visiting lectureships.
Previous prizes and honours have been awarded by the DGU, including the prestigious Ritter von Frisch Prize, by the American Urological Association (1982 and 1987), and by several other international urological societies.
SIU-Astellas Award 2007
Dr. Andrew Novick
Andrew C. Novick, M.D., joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 1977 as head of the Section of Renal Transplantation in the Department of Urology. In 1985, Dr. Novick was appointed Chairman of the Department of Urology. In 2002, this was renamed the Glickman Urological Institute. In 2007, Dr. Novick was appointed Chairman of a new institute at the Cleveland Clinic, the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, which houses a multidisciplinary team of urologists, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeons, nephrologists, dialysis physicians and basic scientists. Dr. Novick is the inaugural holder of the Andrew C. Novick Distinguished Chair in Urology, which will be held in perpetuity by the Chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.
Under Dr. Novick’s leadership the Urological Institute has grown from 7 to 68 full-time faculty. The Institute also houses 40 residents/fellows, and 7 basic research laboratories. It is currently the largest and most subspecialized urology program in the world. USNews and World Report has ranked the Institute among the top 2 programs in the United States for the past 8 consecutive years.
Dr. Novick’s personal clinical and academic career has been devoted to the management of end stage renal disease through renal transplantation, and to preserving renal function through reconstructive surgery in diseases such as renal malignancy and renal artery stenosis. Dr. Novick has edited or co-edited 14 urologic textbooks including Campbell-Walsh Urology, which is the major reference text in urology. He has authored 580 original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and 102 book chapters. He has served as a Visiting Professor at 136 academic medical centers throughout the world.
Dr. Novick is Past-President of the American Board of Urology, Past-Chairman of the National Urology Residency Review committee, and Past Chairman of the American Board of Urology/American Urological Association Examination Committee. He is the only urologist ever to have held all three of these leadership positions within his specialty. Dr. Novick currently serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the new Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Novick has received several international career-achievement awards including an Honorary Fellowship from the Canadian Urological Association (1997), the Sean O’Sullivan Canadian Research Award (2000), an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (2003), the St. Paul’s Medal from the British Association of Urological Surgeons (2004), the Russell Scott Jr. Award from the American Urological Association (2004), the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (2007), and the SIU-Astellas Award from the Société Internationale d’Urologie (2007).
Previous winners of the SIU-Astellas Award (formerly the SIU-Yamanouchi Award) have been Donald Coffey (1994), Nils Kock (1997), Emil Tanagho (2000), Alvaro Morales (2002), Michael Marberger (2004), and Frans Debruyne (2006).