The AXA awards are endowed by the AXA Research Fund, which is the Science Philanthropy Initiative of the AXA Insurance Group. The awards are prizes that stimulate breakthrough scientific production from mid-career researchers recognised by their peers for their extremely high potential for innovation in their fields. The nomination and selection is made by the AXA Scientific Board based on the nominee’s CV. The recipient of the award can use the grant to fund a 2-3 years research project of her choice.
Milena Pavlova has received an AXA Award of 250,000 Euro for her overall research achievements. Milena’s project will focus on the healthcare system responses to long-term socio-economic trends to enhance the system sustainability. The award belongs to the AXA area ‘The Future of Healthcare Systems’. The official award ceremony will take place in April 2017 in Paris during the AXA 2017 Annual Celebration.
Milena works at the Department of Health Services Research as Associate Professor of Health Economics. Her research portfolio includes the coordination of a FP7 project as well as participation in two new projects funded by the European Commission, in addition to several small-scale research projects focused on developing countries. She is author and co-author of more than 80 academic publications, 11 PhD candidates have defended their dissertations under her co-supervision and another 10 PhD candidates are currently supervised by her. Milena is also Section Editor at BMC Health Services Research.
The AXA Research Fund was launched in 2008 in order to encourage and stimulate leading-edge research worldwide in different disciplines tackling risks, challenges and major transformations that affect societies. To date, the AXA Research Fund has supported 484 innovative research projects in 33 countries.