Einthoven Dissertation Prize Job Verdonschot

During the spring meeting of the Dutch Society for Cardiology (NVVC), Job Verdonschot (Dept. of Cardiology) received the Einthoven Dissertation Prize for his thesis ‘Causes and consequences of dilated cardiomyopathy: integrating genotype and phenotype to redefine disease diagnostics and therapeutics’. His thesis was one of the three nominees out of 23 candidates.

The Einthoven dissertation prize is a joint initiative of the Netherlands Heart Institute and the NVVC for the best cardiovascular thesis. The Prize is named after one of the few Dutch Nobel Prize Winners, Willem Einthoven. He invented the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1903 and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1924 for it.

Job Verdonschot also recently received the Ben ter Haar award from the Dutch Society of Clinical Genetics (VKGN) for his scientific patient-related research in the field of clinical genetics in the past five years.