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Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD, Professor and Chair of Comparative Medicine receives Hungary’s highest award for scientific accomplishment

March 17, 2023

Tamas Horvath, the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor and Chair of Comparative Medicine and
professor of Neuroscience and Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences received the Széchenyi-Prize from
the Republic of Hungary. This award is the highest honor for scientific accomplishments
bestowed to a Hungarian native by the Republic of Hungary. Recent and past honorees include Dr.
Katalin Karikó (2021), who invented the technology for the RNA-based vaccines for Covid-19 and a
2021 Lasker awardee, and Dr. György Oláh (2011), a chemist who received the Nobel Prize in
Chemistry in 1994. Dr. Horvath was awarded the Széchenyi Prize for his seminal discoveries on
the neuroendocrine control of obesity and systemic metabolism and his promotion of international
scientific collaborations. The award was presented in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest by the
President of Hungary, Katalin Novák, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, and the head of
the Hungarian Parliament, Laszló Kövér on March 14ᵗʰ, 2023, at the 175ᵗʰ anniversary of Hungary’s
fight in 1848 against the oppression by the Austrian Empire.

Submitted by Susan Andranovich on March 21, 2023