Liz Paratz recognised globally as emerging CVD leader

Liz Paratz

Dr Liz Paratz has been announced as a World Heart Federation (WHF) 2023 Emerging Leader.

Liz is one of 25 global candidates selected into the WHF Salim Yusef Emerging Leaders Programme, which was formed to develop a long-term cohort of experts who work together to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease around the world.

This year’s cohort is made up of healthcare practitioners, researchers and global health advocates from 19 countries across five continents.

Liz is a cardiologist and one of our postdocorate researchers whose primary area of research is sudden cardiac arrest. She is one of just two Australians selected to this year’s programme, chosen through a competitive process for having demonstrated long-term promise, creativity, and passion for improving cardiovascular health and preventing CVD throughout her early career.

“I’m very, very excited to be part of a fabulous group of people who are committed to reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease, and I’m very much looking forward to contributing,” Liz said.

“The WHF believes in a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right. I’m hoping that my involvement in this programme means I can play a small part in helping to realise that really important vision.”

This WHF initiative is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular health policy research, health systems and implementation science, and aims to build up capacity through professional development, mentorship and provision of networking opportunities for the selected candidates.

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