Awards

2018 Prizes and Awards

Bárány Gold Medal
David Zee, USA

Hallpike-Nylén Prize
Tsutomu Nakashima, Japan

Hallpike-Nylén Medal
Hamish MacDoughall, Australia

Young Scientists Awards
Daniel Brown, Australia
Jae-Hwan Choi, Korea
Andreas Zwergal, Germany

Won-Sang Lee Awards
Carrie Hoppes, USA
Bieke Dobbels, Belgium
Margaret Chow, USA

Bárány Gold Medal

Every six years during the Uppsala meeting, the Bárány Gold Medal is presented by the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University to “the author who, during the last completed five-year period, has published the most valuable work on the vestibular apparatus in the widest sense of this term.”


Previous Bárány Gold Medalists are:

  • Adrian de Kleyn (1948)
  • A.A.J. van Egmond (1953)
  • C.S. Hallpike (1958)
  • Alf Brodal (1963)
  • Gösta Dohlman (1968)
  • Otto Loewenstein (1973)
  • Cesar Fernandez (1978)
  • Ottavio Pompeiano (1983)
  • G. Melvill Jones (1988)
  • Yasuo Harada (1994)
  • Thomas Brandt (2000),
  • Toshiaki Yagi (2006)
  • Ian Curthoys (2012)

Hallpike-Nylén Prize

The Hallpike-Nylén Prize honors clinical research achievement. Previous award winners include:

  • Hans Helmut Kornhuber (1983)
  • Setsuko Takemori (1985)
  • Bernard Cohen (1987)
  • Charles Markham (1990)
  • Robert Baloh (1992)
  • Andreas Böhmer (1994)
  • Michael Halmágyi (1996)
  • Poul Bretlau (1998)
  • Thomas Balkany (2000)
  • John Epley (2002)
  • Marianne Dieterich (2004)
  • Lloyd Minor (2006)
  • Adolfo Bronstein (2008)
  • James Colebatch (2010)
  • Toshihisa Murofushi (2012)
  • Ji Soo Kim (2014)
  • Michael Strupp (2016)

Hallpike-Nylén Medal

The Hallpike-Nylén Medal was awarded for the first time in Tokyo in 1990. Winners include:

  • Volker Henn (1990)
  • Åke Flock (1992)
  • David Zee (1994)
  • Ian Curthoys (1996)
  • Masao Ito (1998)
  • Muriel Ross (2000)
  • Dominik Straumann (2003)
  • Toshiaki Yagi (2004)
  • Dora E. Angelaki (2006)
  • Masao Ito (2008)
  • Kathleen Cullen (2010)
  • Pierre Paul Vidal (2012)
  • Richard D. Rabbitt (2014)
  • Alain Berthoz (2016)

Won-Sang Lee Fund Award

The Won-Sang Lee Award was established to honor the achievements of the late Dr. Won-Sang Lee, Bárány Society member and third president of the Korean Balance Society. It is given to young scientists who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and conduct innovative, thorough, and insightful research that contributes to a better understanding of the vestibular system.

To be eligible for this award, applicants should be under 40 years old and should apply for the prize when he or she submits an abstract via the abstract submission system. The winner will be selected after the evaluation of abstracts of applicants by the award committee.

Young Scientists Award

This award is given to prominent young scientists. We prefer to select winners from three different continents.

  • Yuri Agrawal (2014)
  • Diego Kaski (2014)
  • Kazuma Sugahara (2014)
  • Chang Hee Kim (2016)
  • Taro Inagaki (2016)
  • Luke Chen (2016)