Education against Tobacco won ‘startsocial’ national award

On June 3, 2014 founder Titus Brinker and supervisor Tobias Stark (photo, left to right) were Angela Merkel’s guests at the Office of the Federal Chancellor for the ‘startsocial’ competition, representing all participants as they accepted a national award. We are very pleased to have been honored by the Chancellor.

The national award, which includes prize money of 5000 Euro and presented by the Chancellor, is the biggest prize we’ve received so far. In a commendatory speech by ProSiebenSat1 Chairman Conrad Albert, the enormously broad impact of our project, the long-term organization and the innovative working method were explicitly praised.

The prize is a collective achievement, about which everyone working with EAT should be proud. Many thanks to everyone involved!

Representing almost 500 medical students, lecturers, doctors and professors, the founders of the now 20 university groups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are named here:

Jonas Alfitian, Martin Bittner, Cedric Carl, Cecil Carl, Anna Eifer, Ramtin Emamgomeh, Carolin Heimes, Claudia Kurek, Fabian Fries, Franziska Gach, Charlotte Großkopf, Julia Holzapfel, Marco Haertlé, Martin Heister, Marlene Heckl, Raphael Jäger, Laura Jung, Andreas Koldehoff, Claudia Kurek, Isabelle Lackinger, Peer Lauermann, David Manamayil, Richard Mansky, Kilian Meier, Eric Müller, Katharina Sies, Thorben Royeck, Tobias Stark, Katharina Schulz, Eva Roxane Stormanns, Awin Silvaieh, Janina Suhre, Annabelle Wagner, Nadine Farivar Tanha, Tharusan Thevathasan, Minh Vu, Tania Weber and Murat Yildiz.

Thanks also go to colleagues at make relations; Harald Kling and Jan Schamari, the German Centre for Lung Research and our advisory board (particularly Dr Werner Seeger and Dr David Gronerberg), Dr Gabriela Krasteva-Krist, colleagues at Plexworks (particularly Max Vollmer), Dr. Joachim Kamp, Stefan Sittig (illustrator), as well as our startsocial coaches Dr Michael Kröner, Pascal Zimmer and Beatrice Krieger.titus-fabian-und-angela