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Ciarán Fitzpatrick, Editor

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New Content ItemCiaràn is an Editor for the BMC Series since March 2019. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, MSc & PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He still researches the neurochemical correlates of behaviour relevant to psychiatric disorders cross-species. Having most enjoyed the publishing process during his PhD, Ciaràn relocated to London to pursue an Editorial career at BMC Series. He is committed to promoting robust science on open-access platforms as Editor of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, BMC Endocrine Disorders, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Rheumatology & BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Clare McFadden

New Content ItemClare joined the BMC series as a manuscript editor in November 2019. She started out studying Human Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. Following that, she obtained a Masters in Cardiovascular Science from the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently, a PhD researching the impact of inflammation and oxidative stress in adipose tissue on obesity and insulin resistance. She moved to London and worked for a year for a small academic publishing company before joining the BMC Series. She has an interest in research integrity, in particular ensuring that images published in the Series accurately present data and adhere to our standards of reporting.

Section Editors

Tianxiao Huan

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New Content ItemHypertension & Cardiovascular Risk

Dr. Huan has been working in the Population Sciences Branch, Framingham Heart Study (FHS), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), USA, for six years Postdoc training and another three years working as staff scientist. She has participated in many high impact research projects and led the effort to analyze high throughput multi-omics data in FHS and in large genetic and genomic study consortiums, such as the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genetic Epidemiology (CHARGE). She has published more than >50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals on diverse topics related to cardiovascular disease and hypertension. She joined in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders and has been serving as Section Editor since November 2019.

Michel Noutsias

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New Content ItemNon-coronary artery cardiac disease

Michel Noutsias is assistant professor at the Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Halle, Mid-German Heart Center, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He studied medicine in Düsseldorf and Berlin, graduated in medicine at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin. He then completed his doctoral thesis (summa cum laude) and specialization in Internal Medicine at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin. He completed his specialization in cardiology and his habilitation at the Philipps-University Marburg, and at the University Hospital Jena. He became Temporary Head of the Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Halle 10/2018. Since 12/2019 he is the chief consultant and head of structural heart diseases. His research focusses on cardiomyopathies, especially on inflammatory cardiomyopathy, and on structural heart diseases. He is Fellow of the ESC (European Society of Cardiology; FESC) and of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (FHFA). He serves as Section Editor for the Non-Coronary Artery Diseases of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders.

Barry Palmer

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Dr Palmer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Christchurch Heart Institute of the Department of Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand. He completed a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Otago Dunedin’s Division of Health Sciences and undertook postdoctoral studies at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA. Barry’s research interests include evaluation of genetic and plasma biomarkers of prognosis in cardiovascular disease cohorts. He serves as Section Editor for Epidemiology.

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