(IN BRIEF) Professor Alena Buyx and Professor Heribert Schunkert from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been honored with the Bavarian Order of Merit. Presented by Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, the Order recognizes their outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria. Professor Buyx is a renowned expert in the field of biomedical ethics and serves as the director of TUM’s Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine. Professor Schunkert is an expert in cardiovascular diseases and holds the Chair of Cardiology at TUM. He also serves as the director of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the German Heart Centre Munich.
(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 8-Jul-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Minister President Dr. Markus Söder presented the Bavarian Order of Merit to TUM members Alena Buyx, Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies, and Heribert Schunkert, Professor of Cardiology. The Order is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria.
In 2023, 88 individuals were awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by Minister President Söder during a ceremony in Munich’s Residenz.