Karin Rose Sipido - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1982 Doctor in Medicine, University of Antwerp (summa cum laude)
  • 1984 Certificate of FMGEMS (M.D. qualification for U.S.A.)
  • 1988 Board certification of Internal Medicine /Cardiology
  • 1992 Ph.D. in Physiology

Academic leadership positions
  • 2005 - 2007 Member of the Research Council of the KU Leuven
  • 2007 - 2009 Chair of the Research Council of the KU Leuven
  • 2009 - 2012 Research Coordinator; group Biomedical Sciences, KU Leuven
  • 2011 - 2012 Member of the Flemish Interuniversity Council, Research Working Group
  • 2011 - 2013 Board of Directors of the Center for Medical Innovation in Flanders
  • 2016 - Member of the Board of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

International scientific organisation leadership
  • 2000 - 2002 Chair, European Working Group Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
  • 2004 - 2006 Member of the Science Council of the European Society of Cardiology ESC
  • 2006 - 2008 Board member of the ESC
  • 2008 - 2010 Chair of the ESC Council for Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
  • 2008 - 2015 ESC EU Affairs Committee, member and responsible for research
  • 2010 - 2012 Board member Basic Sciences Council of the AHA
  • 2010 - 2013 Co-founder and Vice-President, Alliance for Biomedical Research Europe
  • 2013 - 2015 President Alliance for Biomedical Research Europe
  • 2015 - 2016 Past President and board member Alliance for Biomedical Research Europe
  • 2015 - Chair, Scientific Panel for Health under H2020, DG RT&D of the European Commission

Leadership in research policy

At my university I have been chair of the university Research Council (2007-2009). The Research Council has 24 members, full professors, appointed because of their scientific excellence and expertise. The Council administers funding for research professors, fellowships and projects in all disciplines from humanities, science & technology and biomedical sciences. It relies on peer review from international panels, where the Council provides the integration and final review across all disciplines.

I have been coordinator for research and member of the board of the group Biomedical Sciences (2009-2012). The group BMS includes 14 departments across the 3 faculties, Medicine, Pharmacy and Movement&Rehabilitation Sciences. This function provides strategic guidance for policy of funding, advice and career support for young researchers.

I take an active interest in research policy at European and international level. In the European Society of Cardiology I have been Board member (2004-2006). I was co-founder and chair of the Council Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (2006-2008), which united several working groups of ESC and sister societies of different disciplines. I was member of the EU affairs committee (2008 - 2015) and responsible for EU funding. I was member of the Basic Sciences equivalent Council of the American Heart Association. I was co-founder and president (2010 – 2015) and board member (2016 - ) of the Alliance for Biomedical Research Europe, a large consortium of scientific societies advocating support for research at European level (http://www.biomedeurope.org).
Currently I am chair of the European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH), a science-led expert group based on the provisions of the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme that has been tasked with helping to achieve better health and wellbeing for all (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/scientific-panel-health-sph).

Participation in international scientific journals

  • The Journal of Physiology (2001-2007), European Heart Journal, Associate Editor (2003-2008)
  • Editor-in-chief Cardiovascular Research (2013- )

Member of the Editorial board
Cardiovascular Research (1998 - 2012), Europace (1998 - 2002), Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (2000 - ), Basic Research in Cardiology (2001-2013), Circulation Research (2001-2015), European Heart Journal (2009 - ), The Journal of General Physiology (2015 - ), Circulation (2016 - )
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