We are thrilled to announce that on April 2, 2019, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will award a joint honorary doctorate for scientific excellence to Susie Durie, IMF President and Co-founder, and Brian G.M. Durie, MD, IMF Chairman and Co-founder, at a ceremony in Brussels, Belgium.  

“It is the first time the University will award the title to a couple who has contributed to the advancement of clinical science, while fostering an international patient advocacy group,” said Prof. Dr. Benjamin Van Camp, a professor of hematology and immunology at the university.

Past VUB honorary doctorate recipients  include oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, statesman and writer Václav Havel, and theoretical physicist Paul Ginsparg.“

"We are tremendously honored that the work of the International Myeloma Foundation is being recognized by an institute as prestigious as the Free University of Brussels,” said Susie Durie, “and it is humbling to be in the company of other such accomplished honorees.”

Dr. Durie said he was likewise truly honored to be recognized in this fashion. “The global impact of the IMF’s education, support, and research programs is a shared achievement with collegial and committed stakeholders in the myeloma community. This award is also for them.”


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