During the annual Ramazzini Days, the Mayor of Carpi confers the Ramazzini Award on scientists deemed
by the Collegium to have made outstanding contributions to furthering the aims of Bernardino Ramazzini
in safeguarding public health. The diversity of the Collegium Ramazzini is reflected in the different
accomplishments recognized by the Ramazzini Award. Awardees and their contribution to occupational and
environmental medicine are listed below:
- 1984: Prof. Muzaffer Aksoy (Turkey) and Prof. Enrico C. Vigliani (Italy), for their contribution on the toxic
and leukemogenic effects of benzene.
- 1985: Prof. Alberto Bisetti (Italy), for his contribution to clinical pulmonary diseases, particularly
those which affect workers; and Prof. Norton Nelson (USA), for clarifying the association of environmental
agents with human disease.
- 1986: Prof. Arthur C. Upton (USA), for his basic contributions to the knowledge of radiation carcinogenesis.
- 1987: Prof. Dietrich F.K. Schmahl (Germany), for his brilliant, dedicated
work that has contributed so much to scientific knowledge concerning environmental
and occupational disease - and to its use for the prevention of human suffering.
- 1988: Prof. Johannes Clemmesen (Denmark), for his pioneering work on the epidemiology of cancer; and Prof. Thomas
F. Mancuso (USA), for his research on occupational carcinogenic risks.
- 1989: Prof. David P. Rall (USA), for bringing advances in the knowledge of the relationship between the
environment and human health; and Prof. Takeshi Hirayama (Japan), for his contributions to the knowledge of
the role of lifestyle in the genesis of cancer.
- 1990: Prof. Lars Ehrenberg (Sweden), for his basic studies on molecular genotoxicology, with particular regard to mutagenesis and carcinogenesis.
- 1991: Prof. Alice M. Stewart (UK), for her classic studies on carcinogenesis from ionizing radiation in humans, with particular regard to low dose exposure; and Prof. Friedrich Pott (Germany), for his contributions to the knowledge of carcinogenesis from natural and man-made fibers.
- 1992: Prof. Luigi Giarelli (Italy), for his unique work on pathology-based epidemiology with regard to occupational cancer.
- 1993: Prof. Yasunosuke Suzuki (USA), for his contribution to the scientific knowledge
on the pathology of mesotheliomas among asbestos-exposed workers.
- 1994: Prof. David G. Hoel (USA), for his contribution to scientific knowledge on the oncogenic effects of nuclear radiation.
- 1995: Prof. Cesare Maltoni (Italy), for his studies on the identification of the carcinogenicity of many industrial agents; and Prof. J. Carl Barrett (USA), for his achievement in understanding the molecular determinants of cancer.
- 1996: Prof. John C. Bailar III (USA), for his important contributions to the knowledge of epidemiological trends and to the prevention of cancer.
- 1997: Prof. Samuel Milham (USA), for his outstanding contribution to the epidemiology of occupational disease, with particular reference to carcinogenic risk from electromagnetic fields.
- 1998: Prof. Joseph Ladou (USA), for his important work in new areas of industrial medicine; and Prof. Jorma Rantanen (Finland), for his exceptional contributions to occupational disease and its prevention.
- 2000: Dr. Eula Bingham (USA), for her life-long commitment and contributions to occupational health in the USA and worldwide.
- 2002: Dr. Myron A. Mehlman (USA), for his dedicated and courageous service as a toxicologist, author and editor who has improved the lives of working men and women around the world.
- 2003: Prof. Olav Axelson (Sweden), for his outstanding scientific work, which has greatly contributed to the defense of the health of workers and of the public at large.
- 2004: Dr. Herbert L. Needleman (USA), for his outstanding scientific work, which has greatly contributed to the defense of the health of children and of the public at large.
- 2005: Prof. Lorenzo Tomatis (Italy), for his outstanding contribution to the prevention of cancer, in particular the identification of industrial agents.
- 2006: Dr. Anders Englund (Sweden), for his important contributions to the health of workers in the construction industry worldwide; and Prof. Hans-Joachim Woitowitz (Germany),
for his important contributions to the prevention of occupational diseases.
- 2007: Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi (Italy), for her advancement of the use of long-term bioassays to determine cancer risk from agents present in the industrial and general environment.
- 2008: Dr. Massimo Crespi (Italy) for his scientific and institutional contribution to the prevention, screening and early detection of cancer; and Dr. Bernard Goldstein (USA), for his contributions to
understanding the health effects of toxins such as benzene and his promotion of science as a means to improve environmental and occupational health policy.
- 2009: Prof. Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol (Thailand) for her vision, but also leadership and action in implementing the ideals of Bernardino Ramazzini in her home country and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
- 2010: Prof. Marja Sorsa (Finland) for her scientific leadership in promoting the ethical aspects of occupational and environmental health research and practices.
- 2011: Prof. Morris Greenberg (UK) for his seminal contribution to occupational medicine in the United Kingdom and his career-long dedication to the health, safety and well-being of workers.
- 2012: Dr. Sheldon W. Samuels (USA) for his for his leadership to improve occupational safety and health conditions for all workers and to promote a better moral and scientific basis for occupational and environmental health.
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