Awards for the best papers and for outstanding contribution to the development of the journal

May 29, 2018

The winners of the Best Paper Prize 2017 and those who made an outstanding contribution to the development of the journal received awards at the recent INTERNA 2018 conference in Krakow, May 18-19.

On behalf of their co-authors, the diplomas were given to: doctor Piotr Kocoń (1st prize for article: Pol Arch Intern Med. 2017; 127 (3): 154-162), doctor Joanna Bartosińska (2nd prize for article: Pol Arch Intern Med. 2017; 127 (12): 815-822) and doctor Beata Mrozikiewicz-Rakowska (3rd prize for article: Pol Arch Intern Med. 2017; 127 (5): 319-327).

The statuette by Karol Gąsienica-Szostak, entitled "Dzień dobry" ("Good morning"), was awarded for outstanding achievements to:

Professor James Douketis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada - for the largest number of publications submitted from outside Poland

Professor Artur Dziewierz, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Collegium Medicum, Poland - for quality and quantity of submitted reviews

Professor Roman Jaeschke, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada - for promoting the journal abroad

Professor Ilona Kurnatowska, Medical University of Lodz, Poland - for the number of citations

Professor Jolanta Małyszko, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland - for quality and quantity of submitted reviews

Professor Daniel P. Potaczek, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany - for quality and quantity of submitted reviews

Professor Tomasz Stompór, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland - for quality and quantity of submitted reviews

Professor Anetta Undas, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Collegium Medicum, Poland - for holding the position of Editor-in-Chief over the last 10 years

The artist's vision was expressed in the following way: "Good morning is like a magic spell, supposed to change even the gloomiest day into a bright one. In our culture, it accompanies the handshake, constituting a ritual of deep significance. Most often, it is just a greeting to others, wishing them all that is good, in an expression of empathy. When a doctor bids good morning to a patient, the phrase carries the hope of improving the patient’s health thanks to their meeting. The doctor expresses this hope, because curing another human being is the essence of his or her vocation. In this manner, a mere salutation becomes an embrace keeping two persons in balance, which represents at once the difference between them and the way in which they complement one another. The doctor and the patient stand by each other, trying not to lose this balance, in a chain of good-willed people, with a hope for another good morning".

Below:

(1) The "Good morning" statuette by Karol Gąsienica-Szostak;

(2) From left to right stand: Prof. Anetta Undas, Prof. Tomasz Stompór, Prof. Daniel P. Potaczek, Prof. Jolanta Małyszko, Prof. Jacek Imiela - head of the Polish Society of Internal Medicine, Prof. Jacek Musiał - head of the awards commission of the Polish Society of Internal Medicine, Prof. Ilona Kurnatowska, Prof. Artur Dziewierz and Prof. James Douketis.

More pictures to be added soon.