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  • Prof. Henryk Skarżyński becomes the chairman of the University Board of the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw

    On 28 January 2021, the Senate of Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw nominated Prof. Henryk Skarżyński as the chairman of the University Board. The tenure of the newly-elected University Board has begun on 1 January 2021. University Board is a public university body comprising 6 to 8 persons appointed by the Senate. At least half of them must be from outside the university 

  • Prof. Monika Ołdak won Fulbright STEM Impact Award 2020-2021

    Professor Monika Ołdak, head of the Genetics Department at the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, is among 3 Polish researchers who received Fulbright STEM Impact Award scholarship. Fulbright Foundation’s STEM Impact Award program is directed at active male and female researchers representing STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), employed in Polish academic and research 

  • The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing became a laureate of the “Success of the Year in Healthcare – Leaders in Medicine” competition

    The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Kajetany, led by Prof. Henryk Skarżyński for a continuous period of 25 years, became a laureate of the “Success of the Year in Healthcare – Leaders in Medicine” competition in the “Leader of the Year 2020 in Healthcare – innovative hospital” category. The 20th edition of the competition, organised by the medical publishing 

  • Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing awarded Polish Academy of Sciences Medal

    On 26 October 2020, during the opening ceremony of the 2nd’ Health of Poles’ 2020 Congress, Prof. Romuald Zabielski, Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, solemnly presented the Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences. On behalf of himself and the team of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, the award was accepted by Professor 

  • 6th edition of the International Music Festival “Beats of Cochlea” – Let’s Honor Memories

    The whole world is with us today, emphasized Maciej Miecznikowski, who hosted the concert organized as a part of the sixth edition of the “Beats of Cochlea” Festival. The event took place on 15 July 2020, in the gardens of Medincus – the Center of Hearing and Speech – in Kajetany and thanks to the online transmission, participants 

  • Prof. Henryk Skarżyński honored with the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee commemorative award

    On 9 July 2020, during the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Olympic Movement at the Polish Olympic Committee (PKOL) headquarters in Warsaw, Prof. Henryk Skarżyński received the commemorative award. The President of the Committee – Andrzej Kraśnicki – presented the award to Professor Skarżyński. PKOL was established in free, sovereign and independent Poland. The fact 

  • E-conference Report from the 1st “Health of Poles” 2019 Congress – summary and conclusions

    On June 4th, 2020, an e-conference dedicated to the presentation of the “Report from the 1st “Health of Poles” 2019 Congress – summary and conclusions” was held online. The conference was hosted by Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, Ph.D., dr. h.c. multi, initiator of the “Health of Poles” 2019 Congress and Jadwiga Kamińska, journalist and the President of the Journalists Club 

  • Thank you note from The First Lady

    On March 3rd 2020, the world Hearing Center was officially visited by First Ladies of Poland and Island. Information about this visit can be found at: https://whc.ifps.org.pl/en/2020/03/first-ladies-of-poland-and-iceland-visit-the-world-hearing-center/   After the meeting Prof. Henryk Skarżyński received special thanks for WHC from Mrs. Elisa Reid – The First Lady of Island.

  • Obituary

    We were deeply saddened to hear about Dr. Michel Tchouamo passing. Dr. Tchouamo passed away on April 3, 2020, in Douala, Cameroon, because of COVID-19 disease. Dr. Tchouamo was a co-organizer of hearing screening tests in school-age children in Douala, conducted on November 7-10, 2017, within the project managed by prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński. Dr. Michel Tchouamo created the foundations for 

  • First Ladies of Poland and Iceland visit the World Hearing Center

    Official visit of Icelandic President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson and his wife started  (3.03.2020) with a welcome ceremony at the courtyard of the Presidential Palace. Then, following a brief meeting of the Presidential Couples, Agata Kornhauser-Duda and Eliza Joan Reid went to the World Hearing Center in Kajetany. The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing is a leading Polish 

  • Prof. Henryk Skarżyński appointed to the Council of Experts for the Patient Ombudsman

    On 26th of February 2020, Minister Bartłomiej Chmielowiec appointed members of the Council of Experts at the Patient Ombudsman for the three-year term of office. Prof. Henryk Skarżyński is among over 20 experts from various fields of medicine who will support, identify challenges and solve them on an ongoing basis, advise and provide useful recommendations. The Council 

  • World Hearing Day 2020

    World Hearing Day, initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), is celebrated on the 3rd March each year. This year’s edition under the slogan „Don’t let hearing loss limit you” is widespread, as it is estimated that around 466 million people worldwide are suffering from severe hearing loss, and more than 1 billion people have a variety of hearing 

  • In duet for anniversary

    “For years we have been able to observe the Institute’s patients for whom music provided invaluable support during rehabilitation. These observations motivated me to organize the International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders “Beats of Cochlea,” recalled Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, the initiator of this event. This year we celebrated the fifth anniversary edition of this unique 

  • 10th Masovia Development Forum with the participation of Prof. Henryk Skarżyński

    On 16-17 October 2019, the 10th, jubilee, edition of Forum Rozwoju Mazowsza (Masovia Development Forum) took place in Warsaw. It was two days of discussions and experience sharing regarding the region’s development, with a particular focus on projects co-financed from European funds. The most ceremonial moment of the Forum was the Gala of the “Leaders of changes 

  • Sensory Examination Capsule showed at the Polish Economic Exhibition entitled “From COP to Economy 4.0”

    On 16.01.2020, the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing participated in the Polish Economic Exhibition entitled “From COP to Economy 4.0”, hosted in the newly opened Wisłosan Hall in Stalowa Wola, an investment implemented by the Industrial Development Agency. The Polish Economic Exhibition is a unique exhibition undertaking, created on the initiative of the President of the 

  • Prof. Henryk Skarżyński decorated by the Prime Minister

    On a proposal of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki awarded Prof. Henryk Skarżyński with a honorary distinction “In recognition of the contributions to innovation”. The awarding ceremony was held on 28 November 2019 at the seat of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The distinction was conferred in recognition of Professor’s singular contributions to the field of 

  • Prof. Henryk Skarżyński became a Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences

    During the 140th session held in Warsaw on 5 December 2019, the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences selected new members of one of the most prestigious scientific collective bodies in Poland. Members of the Academy are chosen by the General Assembly from among scholars of unblemished repute who have made outstanding contributions to their fields 

  • Prof. Henryk Skarżyński honored with the diploma by the Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk 

    His Magnificence Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk Prof. Marcin Gruchała granted the award to the co-authors of the textbook “An Outline of Otoneurology”, edited by Prof. Waldemar Narożny and Prof. Henryk Skarżyński. The two-volume textbook on otoneurology describes difficult issues regarding anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, outpatient and clinical neurological, otolaryngological, audiological and radiological diagnostics of the balance system.