Prof. Milena Pavlova
Date: 13.40-15.10; 2nd May, 2017
Location: Room 2001, Main building, Corvinus University of Budapest, (1093 Bp. Fővám tér 8)
“The social burden of formal and informal out-of-pocket payments for health care services”
Speeches and the Inaugural Lecture
We would like to express our great honour and pleasure to inform you that the Senate of Corvinus University of Budapest awarded Prof. Milena Pavlova, Associate Professor, Maastricht University, with the title of HONORARY PROFESSOR in appreciation of her academic achievements in the field of health economics and policy and her pioneering work on formal and informal payments for health care services in the Central and Eastern European region.
The Diploma Handover
Ceremony will take place at Corvinus University of Budapest (Fővám tér 8, Room 2001) on May 2nd 2017, between 13:40-15:10. The event will be opened by Prof. András Lánczi Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest. We are honored that Mr. Elzo Molenberg, the Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Budapest will also participate on the event and give a short greeting speech along with Prof. Niek Klazinga, Doctor Honoris Causa of Corvinus University of Budapest, Professor of Social Medicine at the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam; OECD Senior Policy Advisor, OECD Paris as well as Prof. Wim Groot, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Services Research – Research School CAPHRI, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University; Professor of Evidence Based Education, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research – TIER, Maastricht University. The event is hosted by the Department of Health Economics, Faculty of Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB).
Prof. Milena Pavlova
Prof. Milena Pavlova is an Associate Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Health Services Research – Research School CAPHRI, Maastricht University. Her main research focus has been formal and informal patient payments in Central and Eastern European countries and on this topic she has been the coordinator of an international FP7 project funded by the European Commission. Her research portfolio also includes participation in two new projects funded by the European Commission, in addition to several small-scale research projects focused on developing countries. In 2016, she has received AXA Award for her overall research achievements. Her research has resulted in more than 80 international publications in academic peer-review journals and a similar amount of national publications. Milena has published in prestigious journals such as Social Science and Medicine, European Journal of Health Economics, Health Policy and Planning, PloS One, Health Expectations. She is also a section editor in BMC Health Services Research.
Her connections to the Department of Health Economics, CUB
- Milena Pavlova was the project coordinator of the 5-year international FP7 project “Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality effects. The case of Central and Eastern Europe” funded by the European Commission, where colleagues from The Department of Health Economics, CUB were involved.
- Joint participation in the EU-founded research project: ProHealth 65+
- Research collaborations resulted in 7 joint publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Petra Baji Associate Professor earned a PhD from University of Maastricht under the supervision of Prof. Wim Groot, Prof. Milena Pavlova and Prof. László Gulácsi.
The Dutch collaborations of the Department of Health Economics
The Department of Health Economics has a well-established network and fruitful collaboration with other leading academic institutions from the Netherlands (such as Erasmus University of Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam) in the fields of health economics and policy. These collaborations not only resulted in several co-authored publications but supported knowledge-sharing and cross-country learning as well.
In 2012, Niek Klazinga, professor of Social Medicine at University of Amsterdam became a Doctor Honoris Causa at CUB. In 2013, Werner Brouwer, professor of Health Economics at iBMG Erasmus University of Rotterdam has been awarded to Honorary University Professor at CUB. Besides, several Hungarian professors from BCE obtained degrees in the field of health economics from Dutch institutions, like Prof. László Gulácsi who gained a PhD at the University of Amsterdam, Prof. Imre Boncz who holds an MSc from Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
Furthermore, number of Corvinus students enjoyed Erasmus fellowships and spent some time at iBMG Rotterdam, some of them received MSc diploma thanks to the collaboration of the two institutions. In 2015 a delegation of 18 students together with academic staff iBMG visited CUB on the “Dutch –Hungarian Health Policy Students’ Day”. This event was opened by Mr. Elzo Molenberg, the Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.