Professor PATRICK NETTER, representing the University of Lorraine on the Board of Directors of theInstitut Européen du Thermalisme, was honored by the President of the French Republic with the insignia of Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur for his exemplary career. A discreet career devoted to medicine and science.

Pharmacologist, academic and Honorary Dean of the Nancy Faculty of Medicine, he is a member of the FrenchNational Academy of Medicine.

A native of Épinal in the Vosges, Professor Patrick Netter has had a remarkable career.

He is an eminent medical figure in Nancy, France and Europe.

First and foremost, he was a clinician and pupil of PR Lamarche, renowned for his work in the field of spa medicine in Lorraine.

PR Patrick Netter’s career in brief:

1972: Intern at Nancy Hospitals,
1977: Doctor of Medicine,
1977: Assistant Head of Rheumatology Clinic,
1980: State thesis in Human Biology, Pharmacology,
1981: University Professor, Hospital Practitioner in Pharmacology,
1997: Head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Department at Nancy University Hospital,
1997 to 2008: Director of the Joint Research Unit “Joint Physiopathology and Pharmacology” (CNRS / University of Nancy 1),
2003 to 2008: Dean of the Nancy Faculty of Medicine,
2008: Scientific Director of the CNRS Life Sciences Department,
2009 to 2013: Director of the CNR Institute of Biological Sciences
2022 to present: member of the Board of Directors of the Institut Européen du Thermalisme, Nancy

This high distinction is not only a personal tribute to Professor Netter, it also has a profound significance for the University of Lorraine, the Nancy Faculty of Medicine, Maieutics and Health Professions, the Nancy Regional University Hospital, and of course our Institute.

This distinction underlines the exceptional nature of Professor Netter’s work and its considerable impact on the field of medicine and scientific research.