Oslo University Hospital prize for outstanding research paper

All prize winners (from left): Harmonie Perdreau-Dahl, Trine Tangeraas, Yanjiao Li, Runar Almaas, Ole A. Andreassen og Torleif Tollefsrud Gjølberg.

Oslo University Hospital awards prizes every six months to six outstanding research articles featuring key authors from the hospital. On December 8th, the prizes were awarded for articles published in the first half of 2023. One of the winners was Harmonie Perdreau-Dahl, from the Louch Group at IEMR.

Six research environments received 50,000 Norwegian Kroner each, earmarked for further research. Harmonie Perdreau-Dahls winning article about the maturation of heart muscle cells during development was published in Circulation Research in May 2023.

“The winning articles demonstrate that OUS (Oslo University Hospital) makes significant contributions to understanding processes in disease development and improving diagnosis and treatment”, says Research Director Erlend Smeland, who presented the awards.

The prizes for outstanding research articles are awarded twice a year based on over 2,400 scientific articles generated annually from OUS. The research committees of the clinics nominate the articles, and an external committee evaluates and ultimately selects the six deserving winners.

The winning articles are expected to have achieved international impact or distinguished themselves in other ways. It is also required that the articles maintain exceptionally high quality and convey important findings.