At the 2nd Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting, Siroon Bekkering, theme Vascular damage, was awarded the Einthoven Dissertation Award, an award for the best cardiovascular dissertation in 2017.Siroon received her PhD thesis in 2017 on her research that she performed at the dept. of Internal Medicine under supervision of profs. Niels Riksen, Mihai Netea, and Leo Joosten.
The Einthoven dissertation prize is a joined initiative of the Netherlands Heart Institute and the Dutch Society for Cardiology. The Prize is named after one of the few Dutch Nobel Prize Winners, Willem Einthoven. He invented the first practical electro-cardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1903 and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1924 for it. The Prize allows young, talented researchers to present their doctoral thesis and win an award.
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