The President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, awarded the Medal for Merit of the First degree to doc. Věra Vávrová on 28 October 2023 for her exceptionally meritorious service to the state in the field of science.
Doc. MUDr. Věra Vávrová, DrSc. worked at the Department of Paediatrics, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and at Motol University Hospital in the Cystic Fibrosis Center. She has devoted almost her entire professional career to cystic fibrosis, a serious and incurable but treatable genetic disease. Thanks to her, the diagnostics and treatment of the so-called "salty children" suffering from the disease was launched in Czechoslovakia. The sweat test she introduced brought a reliable diagnosis of the disease.
We interviewed doc. Vávrová in 2011.
Screenshot: Česká televize (28. 10. 2023)