Tinnitus isn’t stopped by COVID-19: research Prize 2020 awarded!

Once again the German Tinnitus and Hearing Foundation Charité supports research projects on tinnitus and diseases of the ear with its research prize. Due to the current situation, the award, which is endowed with 10,000 EUR, was bestowed in a virtual award ceremony on December 3rd, 2020. The donor is Restrukturierungspartner RSP GmbH & Co. KG with offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/M., Hamburg and Stuttgart.

We are very pleased to be able to award the prize to two excellent winners this year and offer our sincere congratulations: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lukas Rüttiger (certified biologist and associate professor at the Hearing Research Center of the University Clinic for Otolaryngology, Section of Molecular Hearing Physiology, headed by Prof. Dr. Marlies Knipper, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen) and PD Dr. rer. nat. Winfried Schlee (certified psychologist and scientific coordinator TRI, Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Regensburg at the District Hospital).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous participants who watched the award ceremony live. All those who were not able to attend the Digital Award Ceremony – or who would like to watch the event again – can watch the recording including the following Q&A session at the following link until December 31st, 2020: https://www.stiftung-tinnitus-und-hoeren-charite.org/presse/videos/.

Review 2019:
In 2019 the award went to to Dr. Christopher Cederroth, working at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He received the prize for his translational work in the field of basic research on tinnitus and hearing loss.