The Order of Saint Panteleimon was awarded to TNMU Honorary Professor

On August 9, 2019, the day commemorating Great Martyr and Healer Saint Panteleimon, the representatives of the medical community once again gathered for a solemn ceremony to award the Order of St. Panteleimon. This year, nearly 600 medical professionals from all over Ukraine have visited the ceremony of awarding “Oscar in the field of medicine”.

Honoring the representatives of the medical industry is celebrated under the patronage of the public organization “Ukrainian League for Palliative and Hospice Care”. The participants were greeted by the head of the organization Vasyl Kniazevych. In his speech, he noted: “I am extremely pleased that 10 years after we made this award the highest moral acknowledgment of physicians, it has gained a new life and prestige that will grow. The goal I pursued was to restore confidence in the award as a fair selection of the best, to restore trust in the medical profession, trust in one another. I am proud of the selection system that is the basis of this trust, I am proud of the winners who return trust to a doctor in society, I am proud of the team that embodies this trust”.

For the first time this year, the Honorable Council approved another nomination “For a significant personal contribution to the development of health care in Ukraine”, which aims to celebrate foreign citizens who have contributed to the development of Ukrainian medicine. It was received by the citizen of Poland Wojciech Barg, a practicing physician and head of the Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Allergy Clinic of the Wroclaw Medical University, who is an Honorary Professor of I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University and the organizer of Pulmonology Schools facilitated by our University.

Wojciech Barg considers Ternopil region his native land and enjoys coming here. Professor Barg’s father (a Pole by nationality) was originally from Ternopil region, the city of Skalat of Pidvolochysk district. His father often said that Ternopil was his homeland. Professor’s grandparents were teachers in the small village of Rozhysk. Wojciech Barg’s mother was originally from Lviv. His grandparents and parents were fluent in Ukrainian.

“Thank you very much for this award. I do not speak Ukrainian very well, I understand it a little, but today with the help of it I will express what I want to say. This is a very important award, but not only for me personally, but also for all employees of Wroclaw Medical University and Ternopil National Medical University. Without their help and support, my activities would be impossible. Thank you all again,” Professor Wojciech Barg said at the Award ceremony.

Cooperation between Ternopil National Medical University and Wroclaw Medical University began on March 8, 2013 with the signing of the relevant agreement.

Within the framework of cooperation, nearly 200 students of our university have taken a professional internship at the clinical bases of Wroclaw Medical University, 20 students in accordance with the principles of the ERASMUS + program had the opportunity to study for 1-2 semesters in this university.

There are also short-term internships for teachers; monthly internships for young scientists (more than 20 young TNMU scientists); group internships for young employees (18 representatives of TNMU). 15 teachers took this opportunity to upgrade their skills and gain international experience.

In addition, the cooperation development plans include the initiation of joint research projects within Polish and European programs, doctoral studies for TNMU employees, joint publications of scientific papers, further development of previous cooperation, including European programs such as Erasmus +.

Two years ago, Wojciech Barg delivered a lecture “Principles of mechanical ventilation” for anesthesiologists and interns, a lecture “Principles of anaphylaxis” for interns and students specializing in allergy, and “Respiratory insufficiency” and “Circulatory insufficiency” for students of various years of study at TNMU.

In addition, he initiated the establishment of the Pulmonology Schools “Topical Issues of Pulmonology: Modern Approaches to Obstruction Therapy and Tangent Immunotherapy” at Ternopil Medical University, which were launched on September 22, 2017 ( / 23 / u-tdmu-vidkryto-mizhnarodnu-pulmonologichnu-school /).

The TNMU administration and staff congratulates Wojciech Barg on receiving a prestigious award and wishes for new achievements.

The video broadcast of the St. Panteleimon Award Ceremony can be viewed here:

Press Service of I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University