Laura Meems graduated from the University of Groningen in 2013 and obtained her PhD in 2015. Directly after she went abroad to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the cardiorenal research laboratory of prof. dr. Burnett jr at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota, USA). In 2017 she returned to Groningen and started her training in Cardiology, while she also kept working at the Experimental Cardiology as postdoctoral research fellow.
Her research has a highly translational character, with a special focus on heart failure. During her PhD she has studied the role of vitamin D biology in heart failure, and in Mayo Clinic she has been involved in drug-development in experimental heart failure.
She was recently awarded with a Mandema Stipend that enables her to continue her research during her clinical training as cardiologist. With the Mandema Stipend she wants to focus on sex-differences in heart failure biology in order to improve heart failure prevention, management and therapy. She is part of the CVON SHE-PREDICTS-HF, Young @ Heart and Dutch representative of Heart Failure Cardiologist of Tomorrow from the European Society of Cardiology.
Predicting new-onset heart failure in women