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Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner is Dean of Research at the medical school (MHH), of the University of Hanover, Germany and Professor of Molecular Cardiology in the Department of Cardiology and Angiology. Hilfiker-Kleiner talks about her time in the US and her experimental work on peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM).

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Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner is based in Hanover, Germany and is known for her translational work in molecular and translational cardiology.


Hilfiker-Kleiner makes some pertinent observations about the difficulties women can face under rigid career structures in some European countries. Her experiences of working in the United States convinced her that this was not the best way to help women achieve their goals.

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This page is a summary of: Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner PhD, European Heart Journal, July 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP),
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx327.
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