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Bial Prize 2008
Bial Prize 2008
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On the 6th of May, in the Main Auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon the ceremony for the 13th Edition of the Bial Prize was held. The session was presided over by the President of the Republic of Portugal and awards were granted to the following works:

Bial Grand Prix for Medicine: 
“A View of Medical Research in the New Era of Complexity”
Author: Dr. Miguel Castelo-Branco

Bial Prize for Clinical Medicine: 
“A New View of Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases: an example of interaction between cell and molecular biology and clinical practice”
Authors: Professor João Eurico Fonseca
Professor Helena Canhão
Dr Maria José Santos
Dr Filipa Mourão
Dr Elsa Sousa
Dr Joana Caetano Lopes
Dr Rita Moura, Doutora Pamela Weinmann
Dr. José Alberto Pereira da Silva
Professor Jaime Branco
Professor Mário Viana Queiroz

Honourable Mention: 
“Health for Everyone. Changing the Paradigm for Providing Health care in St Thomas and Prince Islands”
Authors: Dr. Paulo Freitas
Professor Paula Santana
Dr. Ahmed Zaky
Dr. Artur Vaz
Dr. Edgar Neves
Dr. António Lima

“Diagnostic Value and Cost-Benefit analysis of Ambulatory Monitoring of 24 Hours Blood Pressure (MAPA) in Primary Health Care in the São João Health Centre in Oporto”
Authors: Dr. Paulo Pessanha
Dr. Manuel Viana
Dr Paula Ferreira
Dr Susana Bertoquini
Professor Jorge Polónia 
“The Role of Epigenetics in the Prognosis and Pathogenesis of Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia”
Authors: Dr. Felipe Prósper Cardoso
Dr. Xabier Aguirre
Dr. José Román-Gomez

13th Edition of the Bial Prize

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