Herman Meurs, professor of Immunopharmacology, of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, received the 2015 Joseph R. Rodarte Award for Scientific Distinction. The award was presented on May 18 at the annual RSF Assembly Membership Meeting at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in Denver. The award is the highest level of distinction awarded by the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly of the ATS. Herman Meurs is the first European scientist to receive this prestigious award.
Herman Meurs is a enthusiastic pharmacologist, a translational researcher avant-lalettre, who dedicated his career to the understanding of airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma with key discoveries relevant to asthma pharmacotherapy today. Moreover, Herman Meurs has been a mentor of many PhD students who are currently active as postdocs, lecturers and professors in respiratory research all over the world. The prestigious Rodarte award is a crown on his successful scientific career.
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