Zdravko Lackovic, MD, PhD Professor of Pharmacology at School of Medicine University of Zagreb. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Laboratory of Preclinical Pharmacology, NIMH, Washington D.C. (1979-1981) and in 1994-1995 he spent a sabbatical as an Established Visiting Scientist, Abo Akademi University, in Turku, Finland. Beside research in the field of neuropharmacology, leadership of several Croatian and collaborative international projects, he held shortly the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology (1983-84). Vice Dean for Science in the period from 1985-1991 with a task to make criteria for the academic advancement in line with European standards. President of Croatian Pharmacological Society 1998-2002. Founder and director of the PhD Program at the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine (founded in 1998), and the Deputy Dean for PhD education. After organizing two European conferences (2004 and 2005) on harmonisation of PhD program in biomedicine and health sciences, he became originator and the first president of ORPHEUS (ORganisation of PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the EUropean System, http://www.orpheus-med.org ). Now honorary member. Regular member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia. Honorary Professor of Karaganda State Medical University (KSMU). State (Croatia) Award for Science 2013.