The Academy of Medical and Health Sciences Foundation of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands has recognized Dr. Martí Manyalich – president of the DTI Foundation (Donation & Transplantation Institute) located in the Parc Científic de Barcelona – with the Josep Trueta award for scientific research. The act of delivery of the award was held yesterday, May 22, in the auditorium of the institution.
Dr. Martí Manyalich has been working in the field of organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation for more than 30 years. Since 2008 he is the president of the DTI Foundation, which this year celebrates his tenth anniversary, and director of the TPM program, dedicated to the training of health professionals in donation and transplantation worldwide for more than 25 years. He is also a transplant advisor at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and a professor in the Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties of the University of Barcelona. His experience in the field of organ donation and transplantation is globally recognized; He is the author of several scientific publications and member of the most relevant international organizations in this field.
The Academy is the largest scientific community of health professionals and one of the oldest in Catalonia. Its objective is to promote continuing education in the health sciences and to work in collaboration with other institutions around the world related to this field. Founded in 1872, it is a meeting place for health professionals from Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia and Andorra.
In 1987 the Academy established the Josep Trueta Prize with the aim of rewarding the scientific career of a person or a research team in the field of health sciences. The winner must have published one or more scientific publications in the last five years worldwide, at least one of which during the year of the call, carried out in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia or Andorra.