Prof. Jacek J. Hawiger,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US
Jacek J. Hawiger is a Distinguished Professor
of Medicine and a Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, US.
His major research interests include molecular basis of innate
immunity and inflammation, intracellular immunotherapy, and thrombosis.
He received the honoris causa doctorate of the Copernicus School of Medicine
(currently Jagiellonian University Medical College) in 1992.
Prof. Franz Messerli
University of Bern, Switzerland
Franz Messerli is a Professor of Medicine at Mount
Sinai Health Medical Center at the Icahn School of Medicine
in the Division of Cardiology, and also is a Visiting Professor
in the Department of Cardiology of Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
He is an expert in hypertensive cardiovascular
disease and preventive cardiology. Prof. Messerli received
the honoris causa doctorate of the Jagiellonian University in 2013.
Prof. Frederica P. Perera
Columbia University, US
Federica P. Perera is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and the Director of the Columbia Center for Childrenâ€™s Environmental Health, US.
She is internationally recognized for pioneering the field of
molecular epidemiology, utilizing biomarkers to understand links
between environmental exposures and disease. Prof. Perera received the honoris causa doctorate of the Jagiellonian University Medical College in 2004.
Prof. Jan A. Staessen
University of Leuven, Belgium
Jan A. Staessen is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven and Head of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases in University of Leuven, Belgium.
His research interests focus on genetics, epidemiology, and treatment of cardiovascular disease â€“ in particular, hypertension. Prof. Staessen received the honoris causa doctorate of the Jagiellonian University in 2009.