International Society of Hypertension

Women in Hypertension Research - International Women's Day

On March 8th, International Women's Day, we celebrate the contributions of women in cardiovascular research.

As we look ahead to International Women’s Day on March 8, with its tradition of challenging gender restrictions, we would like to reflect on the extraordinary contributions of women in cardiovascular research.

At the last ISH meeting in Seoul in 2016, this was celebrated at the inaugural ‘Women in Hypertension’ gathering where Professor Barbara Casadei presented her ground-breaking research, aimed at understanding nitric oxide (NO) and redox signalling in the healthy and diseased myocardium.

In addition to research, Prof. Casadei shared her stories of overcoming assumptions and constraints associated with her career journey as a woman.  Prof. Casadei is one of the many women who have made a real and crucial contribution to cardiovascular research.

We hope future generations will be inspired by all the women who have practiced, researched, managed and been inspired to work for a better world in the cardiovascular field.

 

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