The need for treatment and rehabilitation then led, in 1982, to the establishment of the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) in Copenhagen, with Dr. Genefke as medical director. In 1986, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) was established by RCT to foster the growth of rehabilitation centers worldwide. Today over 120 centers throughout the world provide treatment for thousands of torture survivors by helping them look to the future, and think about rebuilding their lives. The intelligence of Dr. Genefke and her team is "a tonic in itself - one for which the demand is far too great."
For her pioneering clinical research and humanitarian advocacy for torture survivors throughout the world, we are honored to present Dr. Inge Genefke with the Virtual Mentor Award for being an exemplary role model in medicine.