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Professor Tiny Jaarsma (RN NFESC FAHA FAAN) is a Professor in Caring Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Link??ping, Sweden.
Her research focuses on the consequences of heart failure for patients and their families and interventions to enhance their self-care. Her research has beenpublished in over 250 publications ranging from short practical communications to scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Jaarsma was trained as a nurse in Groningen (NL) and worked with cardiac patients from 1988,on the cardiology ward and in the Heart Failure clinic. She received her Masters degree from the University of Maastricht in 1992, as part of a Nurse Fellowship of the Netherlands Heart Foundation. She studied for six months at the UCLA in 1993 and completed her doctoral degree in 1999, with a thesis entitled a??Heart Failure: Nursesa?? Carea??.
Her professional activities include membership of national and international committees and guidelines (ESC, AHA), reviewer and member of editorial boards of peer- reviewed journals. She is the editor- in chief of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and the chair of the Science Committee of the ESC Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals, involved in the Nursing Council of the AHA, and is a former board member of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.
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I am a Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA) and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town, and the Director of HICRA where I lead several research groups.
Born in Germany, I am a clinician-scientist, having trained in Germany, Scotland and Israel. In 1992 I immigrated to South Africa where I completed my clinical training as a specialist physician, cardiologist and obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2002 I was awarded my PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. I received Fellowships from the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and hold honorary research appointments at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), Hamilton, Canada and the Baker Institute, Melbourne, Australia. I am leading a large international registry funded by the ESC and am an editorial consultant/board member of a number of prestigious journals including a??The Lancet (IF 39) and European Heart Journal (IF 15.7).
My work has culminated in my receiving several prestigious international awards including the African Most Influential Women in Business and Government- Continental Lifetime Achiever Award (2015/2016); German Cardiac Society Paul Morawitz Award for Exceptional Cardiovascular Research (2013); South Africa /Germany Year of Science NRF Celebrations Award (2012); Department of Science and Technology Distinguished Women in Science Award (2010); Population Health Research Institute International Scholar, McMaster University, Canada (2010) and the International Society of Hypertension Developing World Award (2010).
In 2014 a full profile report was published about me in The Lancet. In 2015 a 2 page report portraying me as a global leader in cardiovascular medicine was published in the European Heart Journal (IF 15.7).
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