Prof. Dr. med. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, pioneer of gender medicine and lecturer in the CAS Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine, has received two highly endowed prizes in Germany for her life’s work.
On the one hand, she was awarded the Elisabeth Selbert Prize of the State of Hesse, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. “Her findings that women and men need different medical treatments are groundbreaking. She has thus not only contributed to raising awareness in society, but also saved the lives of countless women and men,” the Hessian Minister for Social Affairs and Integration, Kai Klose, paid tribute to her at the award ceremony last September.
The Georg Klemperer Prize is awarded annually by the Board of the Berlin Medical Association. On the occasion of awarding the 2021 prize to Regitz-Zagrosek, the board writes: “It is thanks to her that in medicine in this country – and beyond – there has been an increased differentiation between men and women for some years now.”
Regitz-Zagrosek leads the module “Pharmacology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine” in the CAS Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine and gives a lesson on “Sex and Gender in Myocardial Diseases” in the module “Cardiovascular Medicine”. We are very proud to have her on board and congratulate her on the well-deserved awards!