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Milena Pavlova has received the AXA Award of € 250,000 for her overall research achievements. Milena works at the Department of Health Services Research as Associate Professor of Health Economics and was granted the AXA Award for her overall research achievements. The official award ceremony will take place in April 2017 in Paris during the AXA 2017 Annual Celebration. 


Milena’s research portfolio includes the coordination of a FP7 project as well as participation in two new projects funded by the European Commission, in addition to several small-scale research projects focused on developing countries. She is author and co-author of more than 80 academic publications, 11 PhD students have defended their dissertations under her co-supervision and another 10 PhD students are currently supervised by her. Milena is also Section Editor at BMC Health Services Research.

The AXA awards are prizes that stimulate breakthrough scientific production from mid-career researchers recognized by their peers for their extremely high potential for innovation in their fields. The nomination and selection is made by the AXA Scientific Board based on the nominee’s CV. The recipient of the award can use the grant to fund a 2-3 years research project of her choice. 

The AXA Research Fund was launched in 2008 in order to encourage and stimulate leading-edge research worldwide in different disciplines tackling risks, challenges and major transformations that affect societies. It has supported 484 innovative research projects in 33 countries.

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