In their memory
Professor Jean-Pierre DEMANEZ
Honorary lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, died on September 22, 2020
Professor Roger Harold UNGER
Doctor honoris causa of the University of Liege, deceased on August 22, 2020
Il ont été couronnés par de nombreux Prix prestigieux dont le Prix Banting de l’American Diabetes Association, le Prix Claude Bernard de l’Association Européenne pour l’ Etude du Diabète et le Prix Rolf Luft décerné par le Karolinska Institutet de Stockholm.
La longévité scientifique du Professeur Unger était exceptionnelle. A plus de 90 ans, il présentait encore régulièrement ses travaux à la National Academy of Sciences à Washington et restait un des auteurs les plus cités en Diabétologie.
Chaleureux, charismatique et heureux de s’exprimer en Français, il était un ami fidèle de notre Institution.
Le Professeur Unger avait reçu les insignes de Docteur honoris causa de l’Université de Liège en 1980, sur proposition de la Faculté de Médecine.
Professor Jean-Pierre ARCHAMBAUD
Doctor honoris causa of the University of Liege, deceased on July 16, 2020
Professor Archambaud was Professor of Urology at the Claude Bernard University in Lyon and an illustrious representative of the French School of Urology.
He devoted the early part of his career to fundamental research and in 1973 was awarded the prize of the Société Nationale de Médecine et Sciences médicales de Lyon as well as the "Synapse" prize of the Fondation pour la recherche médicale.
The abundance of his publications, their quality and diversity show that he has been interested with great ingenuity in all fields of urology.
In particular, he has acquired an international reputation for his work on renal transplantation and in the field of neuro-urology.
Professor Jean-Pierre Archambaud received the insignia of Doctor honoris causa from the University of Liège in 1991, upon proposal of the Faculty of Medicine.
Mr. Benoît DELISÉ
Doctor of Medicine, student in a Master's program specializing in general medicine, deceased on June 15, 2020
Professor Marc ANSSEAU
Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, deceased on March 31, 2020
Academically, Professor Ansseau was appointed Lecturer in Psychiatry at ULiège in 1995, Professor in 2003, and his career was completed by a promotion to the rank of Ordinary Professor in 2005.
Professor Ansseau has published more than 400 research articles. He has received several national and international awards for his essential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology.
From the beginning of his specialization in Psychiatry, Professor Ansseau developed a model of the clinical activity of benzodiazepines along 5 axes. They were widely used, so much so that they quickly became "Ansseau's stars". The originality of the model is that it will help the prescriber in the choice of an anxiolytic molecule by allowing him to evaluate at a glance the fundamental properties of a benzodiazepine through the 5 branches of a star and a graduation of their intensity on each axis.
For didactic purposes, the stars are still used in Psychiatry textbooks and serve as a model in many international schools to analyze other psychotropic drugs or to illustrate psychopathological concepts.
At the same time, Professor Ansseau proved to be a pioneer in the field of public information and education.
Beyond the stars, what characterized Professor Marc Ansseau was his humanity.
As Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology for 20 years, Professor Ansseau instilled his values and benevolence in his entire team and offered each person the freedom to achieve his or her full potential. Whether a woman or a man, Professor Ansseau had the ability to bring out the answers to the questions asked.
His wisdom, humor and compassion also produced concentric circles of influence with his patients. His position as a psychiatrist gave him a privileged view of the silent and peaceful transmissions that occur from one individual to another. By allowing his interlocutors to express themselves, Professor Ansseau invariably reinforced the other person's self-esteem and readiness to reveal himself.
The work of the new generation continues to build on these fundamental scientific discoveries.