ESIM Awards

Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award

Since 2012 the European Society of Integrative Medicine offers an innovative award, which until 2019 was generously supported by Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany.

This international prize recognizes innovative and excellent scientific projects in the field of Integrative Medicine (IM). Two different categories are annually rewarded with 5.000 Euro each: one focusing on basic research, and the other focusing on clinical or epidemiological research.

To qualify for this award, nominators must submit one scientific manuscript either published or accepted for publication in an indexed peer-reviewed journal in the year of the current ECIM Congress or the year before. The timeline for the submission will be published on the ESIM website and will distributed to all ESIM members as well as to former ECIM congress participants.

The award-winning manuscripts are selected by an independent committee of international scientists upon the following three criteria: innovation, level of relevance and scientific excellence. The award is given during the annual ECIM Congress.

To apply for the Award

To qualify for this award, nominators must submit one scientific manuscript either published or accepted for publication in an indexed peer-reviewed journal during the years 2019 or 2020. Deadline for manuscript submission is August 28, 2020. Please send the nominated manuscript to esim@charite.de  accompanied by a brief one-page statement in common English for the general audience describing why this scientific work should be awarded and a brief Curriculum vitae of the nominated author(s). The Award ceremony will take place in London, United Kingdom during the 13 th European Congress for Integrative Medicine February 26-28, 2021 https://www.ecimcongress.com/

ESIM Past Award Recipients

ESIM award winners were:
2019 12th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain, September 13-15, 2019
Clincal research Award: Dr Christian Keßler Charite´ – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie
Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and
Berlin Institute of Health, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and
Health Economics, Berlin, Germany,
Department for Complementary Medicine, Immanuel Hospital Berlin, Berlin,
Germany
Basic research Award: Prof Yvonne Samstag/ Dr Jie Liang Section
Molecular Immunology, Institute of Immunology, Heidelberg University,
Heidelberg, Germany
2018 11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 21-23, 2018
Clincal research Award: Dr Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of
Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences,
Shiraz, Iran, Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Shiraz University of
Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran,
Department of Traditional Persian Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical
Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Basic research Award: Prof Vitaly Napadow Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department
of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, 02129; USA
Department of Radiology, Logan University, Chesterfield, MO, 63017, USA
Acknowledgement: Dr Martin Hitziger Section of Epidemiology, University of Zurich,
Winterthurerstrasse 270, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Acknowledgement: Prof Hugh MacPherson Department of
Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
2017 10th ECIM & 12th ICCMR Congress, World Congress Integrative Medicine & Health 2017, Berlin, Germany, May 3-5 2017
Clincal research Award: Dr Elad Schiff Internal Medicine B Department, Bnai Zion Medical Centre, Haifa,
Israel, Complementary Medicine Department, Bnai Zion Medical Centre, Haifa,
Israel, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, The Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology, Haifa,
Israel
Basic research Award: Elvis O. Ameyaw Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences, School of
Biological Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University
of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
2016 9th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Budapest, Hungary, September 10-11 2016
Clincal research prize: Christine Wade City University of New York and the Institute of East West
Medicine
Prof Chenchen Wang Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine,
800 Washington Street, Box 406, Boston, MA
Basic research prize: Petra Bäumler/ Dr Dominik Irnich Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology,
University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Dr Anthony Booker Research Cluster Biodiversity and Medicines/Centre for
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy,
UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Square, London, UK
Acknowledgement: Dr Sunita Vohra University of
Alberta, Canada
2015 8th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 25-27 2015
Clincal research Award: Prof Fan Qu Women’s
Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China
Johanna Hök/ Maria Arman Karolinska Institutet Department of neurobiology care science
and society, 14183 Huddinge
Basic research Award: Dr Jeanne Drisko KU Integrative
Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
Acknowledgement: Tobias Sundberg Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences
and Society, Division of Nursing, Research Group
Integrative Care, Huddinge, Sweden; 2 I C – The Integrative Care Science
Center, Järna, Sweden
2014 7th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia, October 10-11 2014
Clinical research Award: Prof Hugh MacPherson Department of
Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Prof Benno Brinkhaus Charité University Medical Center, Luisenstrasse 57 and
Charitéplatz 1, 10098 Berlin, Germany
Basic research Award: Dr Michael R. Irwin Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Semel Institute
for Neuroscience,
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen
School of Medicine,
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Department of Psychology, UCLA
Basic research/public health: Tobias Sundberg Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences
and Society, Division of Nursing, Research Group Integrative Care, Huddinge,
Sweden; 2 I C – The Integrative Care Science Center, Järna, Sweden
2013 6th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Berlin, Germany, October 4-5 2013
Clinical research Award: Dr Holger Cramer Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of
Duisburg-Essen
Dr Arvind Chopra Center for Rheumatic Diseases, 1988 Convent Street, Camp, Pune,
India
Basic research Award: Dr Carsten Gründemann Centre for Complementary Medicine, Department of Environmental
Health Sciences,
University Medical Centre Freiburg
Basic methodological Award: Andrew J. Vickers Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2012 5th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy, September 21-11 2012
Clinical research Award: Prof Daniel E. Furst Geffen School of
Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, CA
Prof Peter Kooreman Department of Economics, Tilburg University,
Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands
Prof Erik W. Baars Department of Care, University of Applied Sciences,
Zernikedreef 11, 2333 CK Leiden, The Netherlands
Basic research Award: Prof Purusotam Basnet Drug Transport and Delivery Research Group, Department of
Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway