ESPR Young Investigator Awards

ESPR Young Investigator Awards at jENS 2019

The ESPR would like to congratulate the 2019 awardees of the Young Investigator Awards and the Bengt Robertson Award for Research of the Neonatal Lung at the joint European Neonatal Societies Congress (jENS 2019) in Maastricht:

  • ESPR Young Investigator Awards 2019

    1st place: Dr. Susanna Fustolo-Gunnink, the Netherlands

    Research Topic: Preterm neonates benefit from low prophylactic platelet transfusion threshold despite varying risk of bleeding or death.

    Prize: EUR 1000, complimentary participation in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting 2020 in Philadelphia, United States (including accomodation and travel expenses), sponsored by the ESPR.

    2nd place: Dr. Sabrina Twilhaar, the Netherlands

    Research Topic: Social adjustment in adolescents born very preterm: underlying mechanisms of impairment.

    Prize: EUR 1000, complimentary participation in the 2020 ESPR Annual Meeting: the 8th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2020) in Barcelona, Spain, sponsored by the ESPR.

  • Bengt Robertson Award for Research of the Neonatal Lung 2019 sponsored by Chiesi

    Dr. Ting-Yu Su, Taiwan

    Research Topic: Salivary cytokine — a non-invasive predictor for the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature neonates.

    Prize: EUR 3000, complimentary participation in the 2021 ESPR Annual Meeting at the joint European Neonatal Societies Congress (jENS 2021) in Athens, Greece (including accomodation and travel expenses), sponsored by Chiesi.

The ESPR is proud of the achievements of these bright, young minds and we are certain they will provide further, significant contributions in the field of Paediatric reserach to improve the lives of infants, children and adolescends.

Young investigators represent the future of Paediatric research and the ESPR offers many benefits to its junior members. These include dedicated grants, special membership rates, a mentoring programme and the possibility to come up with own initiatives.

Contact the ESPR secretariat at office@espr.eu if you would like to find out more about opportunities for young investigators within the ESPR.

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