History of the Wilfried-Lorenz-VF-Award

In memory of the deceased honorary member, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Lorenz, the organs of the network decided to name the prize after Mr. Wilfried Lorenz.
The eponym of the prize, Prof. Wilfried Lorenz, studied medicine and received his doctorate in Munich, where he was habilitated for clinical chemistry in 1969. From 1970 he was head of the Department of Experimental Surgery and Pathological Biochemistry at the Surgical Clinic of the University Hospital. From 1998 he was head of the Institute for Theoretical Surgery at the Phillips University of Marburg. Over a thousand scientific contributions, mostly in English and German, but also in French and Spanish, bear witness to his great creative power. He was an honorary member of the German Network and pioneered the field of health care research. Numerous national and international honors testify to his high reputation, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Euricius Cordus Medal of Marburg University Medicine for his life's work. Prof. Wilfried Lorenz passed away in 2014.

The prize serves to further develop health care research in Germany and to promote young scientists. The prize is awarded at the German Congress for Health Services Research (DKVF).