Stefania Jabłońska

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Stefania Jabłońska
Alfred Marchionini, Stefania Jablonska.jpg
Stefania Jabłońska with Alfred Marchionini
Born
Szela Ginzburg

(1920-09-07)7 September 1920
Died8 May 2017(2017-05-08) (aged 96)
Warsaw, Poland
NationalityPolish
Alma mater
Known for
Seminal contributions to medicine
Awards1985  Robert Koch Prize
Scientific career
FieldsMedicine (Dermatology)
Institutions

Stefania Jabłońska (born Szela Ginzburg; 7 September 1920 – 8 May 2017) was a Polish physician and professor, specializing in dermatology. She worked at the Medical University of Warsaw.

In 1972, she theorized the association of human papilloma viruses with skin cancer in epidermodysplasia verruciformis.[1] In 1978, Jabłońska and Gerard Orth at the Pasteur Institute discovered HPV-5 in skin cancer.[2] Jabłońska was awarded the 1985 Robert Koch Prize.[3]

She was a recipient of the National Order of Merit and the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zmarła prof. Stefania Jabłońska, wybitny dermatolog i stypendystka WHO". Polsat News (in Polish). 9 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  2. Human papillomaviruses. World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer. 2007. ISBN 978-92-832-1290-4.
  3. "Holders of the Robert Koch Prize since 1960". Robert Koch Foundation. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. "Prof Dr Stefania Jabłońska profile". AcademiaNet. Retrieved 12 December 2014.