Over five decades of work for public health
In 1968, legendary olympian and businessman Paavo Nurmi founded a foundation bearing his name to promote research into cardiovascular diseases and general public health. The foundation distributes around € 200,000 annually in grants and prizes to researchers.
Ville Valtonen – Professor, Chief Physician
Marja-Riitta Taskinen – Professor Emerita and Researcher
Ilkka Pörsti – Professor, Specialist and Docent
Markku Nieminen – Director, department of Medicine
Petri Kovanen – Director of the Wihuri Research Institute
Over the years, the Paavo Nurmi Symposia have provided invaluable support to researchers in bringing their findings to the forefront of the science world. The tradition that was on hold due to the corona epidemic will return in 2022.