NSFT Poulsson prize winner Prof Teun van Gelder, with Jenny Lund and Mohammad Nouri Sharikabad from NSFT

At the Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s (NSFT) spring meeting, Professor Teun van Gelder presented his lecture for being awarded NSFT’s Poulsson Prize. The title of his presentation was ‘Pure serendipity: a clinically relevant drug-drug interaction in organ transplantation’. Professor van Gelder gave a brilliant lecture that was well received by the audience and demonstrated why he was a well-deserving recipient of this award.

Every year NSFT awards the Poulsson-prize to commemorate the Norwegian pharmacologist Poul Edvard Poulsson (1858-1935). This award has a longstanding tradition in NSFT, starting in 1970 and has been given yearly to a colleague for their contributions to the scientific development in the fields of pharmacology or toxicology. Among the criteria is that the awardee has been an inspiration for Norwegian scientists in these fields. The history and the statutes of the NSFT Poulsson Prize can be read in more detail at our website (link).

The winner of the Poulsson prize is selected among nominated candidates by the board of NSFT. The following is a quote from the evaluation of the current prize winner.
As a candidate for the Poulsson award Professor van Gelder meets all the criteria for this prize. Over the years he has stimulated and contributed to international collaboration in clinical pharmacology with a special emphasis on therapeutic drug monitoring  –in research as well as the implementation into clinical routine. Much of his efforts has been directed via and within the IATDMCT where he has served leading roles, among those the past president. Van Gelder is a medical doctor and a specialist in nephrology and clinical pharmacology. He has fronted the benefits of working in multidisciplinary teams, which he has stimulated also by taking a central role in the organization. His scientific strengths cover many areas and topics, and he has an impressive list of publications in high ranked journals. He has led and contributed to several multicentre clinical trials.
– A number of Norwegian scientists have enjoyed the inspiring collaboration with Teun van Gelder. He has visited the Oslo University Hospital and the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Oslo on several occasions …
-Adding to the scientific merits of Teun van Gelder, he is an inspiring lecturer; his presentations are characterized by a positive attitude and a winning sense of humour, which is also demonstrated by his frequent encouraging comments to younger presenters at meetings and congresses

NSFT congratulates Teun van Gelder for receiving this prize and thank him for attending and presenting the Poulsson lecture at the NSFT annual meeting.

Last Updated on 1 June 2022 by Stein Bergan