Charter of the Award Medicine to Prof. Dr. Anica Jušić, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 2008, HMMF-4860


Anica Jušić

Anica Jušić, Croatian neurologist (Zagreb, July 26, 1926 – Zagreb, December 5, 2021). She graduated from the School of Medicine in Zagreb in 1952 and specialized in neurology in 1960. From 1956 until her retirement in 1991, she worked at the Neuropsychiatric (later Neurological) Clinic of the Clinical Hospital Center in Zagreb, where she founded and led the Center (later Institute) for Neuromuscular Diseases; full professor at the School of Medicine in Zagreb. Field of scientific interest: electromyoneurography, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Scholarship recipient of the Humboldt Foundation. She advanced electromyoneurography, which she primarily dealt with. She was the first to introduce the hospice movement in Croatia and started the palliative care service. In 1994, she founded the Croatian Association for Hospice/Palliative Care under the Croatian Medical Association, of which she was the president until 2009. Leader of six scientific projects (2 USA) in neurology, and a number of professional/organizational projects (RO, USA, Netherlands) in palliative medicine. Mentor for doctoral and master’s students 33 times. She published 8 books, 96 neurological articles in journals (40 in foreign countries), 94 in books and proceedings; 116 articles from palliative medicine. Awards: 1975 Order of Labor with a Golden Wreath, 1988 membership in the WFN neuromuscular disease research group, 1994 MEF Zagreb award. Nominations: 1990 member of the Royal Society of Medicine, London. From 1989 to 2012, 56 nominations by biographical centers (IBC, UK; ABI, USA; etc.). Regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences since 1988, laureate in 2008.

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