Honour for Lars Østergaard

This year, clinical professor and chair Lars Østergaard of the Department of Clinical Medicine receives a presentation from the William Nielsen Foundation in recognition of his research in infectious disease epidemiology.

Professor Lars Østergaard was presented with the honorary award at Sorø Art Museum on Tuesday 8 November 2022. Photo: Joakim Rode

It was Lars Østergaard’s research into Covid-19, in particular, and his communication on the same topic in the media, that led to him receiving the William Nielsen Foundation Award. In his work as a researcher and professor, Lars Østergaard has been involved in the publication of 48 articles in connection with the Covid pandemic.

Lars Østergaard’s colleague in Covid research, Consultant Professor Thomas Benfield of the University of Copenhagen and the Department of Infectious Diseases at Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, receives the same award, which comes with a cash prize of DKK 100,000 for both recipients.


Clinical professor, chair and head consultant Lars Østergaard
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases
Tel.: +45 7845 2800
E-mail: lars.ostergaard@clin.au.dk