Dr. Josep Brugada, awarded with the 2015 Rey Jaime I prize in the "Clinical Medicine" category

Tuesday 2nd of June were announced the seven winners in the 2015 edition of the prestigious award "Rey Jaime I" of the Valencian Community.  Dr. Josep Brugada, cardiologist at the Institute Clínic of the Thorax (ICT) and head of the research IDIBAPS team Arrhythmias, resynchronization and cardiac imaging, has been awarded in the "Clinical Medicine" category. The announcement was made from the Palau de la Generalitat Valenciana, in the presence of the President of Council, Mr. Albert Fabra, and the President of Fundación Valenciana Estudios Avanzados and Vicepresident of the Rey Jaime I Prizes Foundation, Mr. Vicente Boluda.

Along with Dr. Brugada, the winners in 2015 are Luis Manuel Liz-Marzán in the category "Basic Research"; Juan José Dolado in "Economics"; Josep Peñuelas, in "Protection of Nature"; Pablo Artal, in "New Technologies"; Oscar Landeta, in "Entrepreneur"; and the Spanish Association Against Cancer (ACCC) in the category "Social Commitment".

Internationally recognized

Dr. Josep Brugada (Girona, 1958) is Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (Cum Laude) from the University of Barcelona and specialist in Cardiology and Biology and Sports Medicine from the University of Montpellier. From 2007 until 2014 he was Medical Director of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. With more than 20 years of experience as an international referent in the treatment of arrhythmias and sudden death, he is member of numerous scientific societies and has published over 400 original articles and 50 book chapters. He is the author of 10 books, speaker in more than 450 congress presentations and is known worldwide, along with his two brothers, Pedro and Ramon, for describing the syndrome causing the sudden death, known in medicine as "Brugada syndrome".

"Rey Jaime I" Prizes

The Rey Jaime I Prizes were created in 1989, under the presidency of honor of HM the King, to promote science, research and entrepreneurship, and, newly this year, social commitment. The winners are chosen by a jury of more than 100 people, all of them world-renowned and prestigious personalities, among them several Nobel prizes.

The prize includes a remuneration of € 100,000, a gold medal and a diploma for each winner, which makes these awards one of the best paid in our country. The winners in each category are committed to invest part of the prize in research, entrepreneurial or social commitments projects in Spain.