The Aims of the Foundation:
Promoting the development of medical- and life sciences through the support of scientific excellence.
Supporting the education, research and conference travel of Hungarian and Central European young scientists.
Awarding the Stephen W. Kuffler Research Scholarship for Central European students.
Director of the UK Medical Research Council Anatomical Neuropharmacology University Unit and Professor of Neurobiology at The University of Oxford received the Semmelweis-Budapest Award in 2012. In his acceptance speech he announced his wish to dedicate the ten thousand EUR prize to a foundation to be set up for supporting young talent and named after Stephen W. Kuffler (1913-1980), on the centenary of Kuffler’s birth in Hungary. Former pupils and colleagues of ‘Steve’ joined the initiative. Further generous pledges by the family, fellow scientists and the general public made it possible for the “Stephen W. Kuffler Research Foundation” to be registered with the Hungarian authorities, in Budapest.
Edward A. Kravitz
Rodolfo R. Llinas
John G. Nicholls
A. David Smith
UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt.
Sylvester E. Vizi
Faculty of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, in honor of Professor Ivan Soltesz for his contributions as Chair of the Department.
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