By Collin Arocho
Contributions to the biomedical analysis of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases and the development of nanomedicine have earned Dr. Tadeusz Malinski a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award.
Malinski, Ohio University’s Marvin & Ann Dilley White Professor of Biomedical Sciences, received the Doctor Honoris Causa award on June 3at A. Mickiewicz University of Poznan in Poland.
During the award ceremony, Malinski gave a lecture on “Nanomedicine—An Inside Look into the Pyramid of Life,” presented almost entirely in Latin and attended by more than 300 people, including world-renowned scientists and professors from more than 10 European countries and the United States.
For many centuries, the Doctor Honoris Causa has been awarded by European Universities to honor scientific and intellectual achievements. Most of these awards, in recent centuries, have been awarded to Nobel laureates. In fact, the first Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Poznan was Madame Maria Curie, a two-time Nobel laureate in physics and chemistry.
The nomination and approval process is very long and complex. It requires unanimous approval by the Senate of the awarding institution, as well as, approval by a minimum of two other reputable universities.
Malinski is a prominent scientist and highly esteemed inventor of international reputation. His contributions to medicine are at the highest level, with more than 400 publications that have been cited more than 10,000 times, in world scientific literature. He has made several ground-breaking discoveries in cardiology and pharmacology. In addition, he is considered to be one of the pioneers of the new, fast-growing field of medicine—nanomedicine. His new method for early diagnosis of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases are especially acclaimed.
This is Malinski’s fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award and one of about 35 other awards and distinctions the professor has received around the world.