Wednesday, Dr. Jón Karlsson, became the first Icelandic doctor to receive the Nordic Medical Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, according to akademiliv.se. Jón is a professor of orthopedic and sport traumatology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He received the award, which is one of the Nordic region’s most prestigious prizes in medicine, for his research on ligament injuries in foot and knee joints.
In the board’s opinion, Jón has raised the level of clinical research in his field with a large number of quality studies, obtaining significant and clinically relevant knowledge that sports physicians and patients can use to make treatment decisions for sports-related injuries. He shares the prize, amounting to SEK 1 million (ISK 15.2 million, USD 116,400, EUR 107,200), with three other doctors.
The prize money will be used to fund further research.