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[Perspectives] Jeroen Bax: inspiring the next generation of cardiologists

A conversation with the eminent cardiologist Eugene Braunwald fuelled Jeroen Bax’s interest in nurturing aspiring cardiologists. “Braunwald told me that what really matters is developing the next generation of researchers and clinicians”, he recalls. By 2018, Bax will have mentored 60 international PhD students in his cardiac imaging research centre at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands. “Jeroen’s students have achieved prominent positions at medical institutions throughout the world”, says Anthony DeMaria, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

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