The Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy congratulates its alumni Dr Ilona Vilaclara for being awarded the dissertation prize by the "Gesellschaft zur Förderung der sozialrechtlichen Forschung" on 8 March. The prize is awarded to outstanding doctoral dissertations, which significantly contribute to the scientific analysis and development of social law. Moreover, on 18 March Ilona Vilaclara will be awarded with the faculty prize of the LMU Munich’s law school. In January Vilaclara received a science award from the "Gesellschaft für Recht und Politik im Gesundheitswesen" for her dissertation „Kooperative Kostensteuerung in der Versorgung mit medizinischen Hilfsmitteln – Ein deutsch-französischer Rechtsvergleich". The dissertation, which was supervised by Prof. Ulrich Becker, was published as part of the series "Studien aus dem Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik" (Nomos-Verlag).