Professor Karen Sliwa, Director of the Hatter Institute recently received the prestigious Paul Morawitz award in Germany.
This award is the highest annual award for exceptional cardiovascular research for German speaking countries ( Austria, Switzerland and Germany) and can be given to scientists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons or paediatric cardiologists.
Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle did her medical studies and training as a physician in Berlin, Germany and worked subsequently at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2010 she was appointed as professor of cardiovascular research and the director at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa at the prestigious University of Cape Town, South Africa. Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle received the Paul-Morawitz Award for her exceptional research in cardiovascular prevention, heart failure and the pathophysiology of cardiomyopathy. Aspects of that work was performed under German Collaboration. Due to her scientific excellence and her international success she made German Cardiology internationally visible.
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