Living History - Meet the Champions

This is a series of “interviews” invited and edited by Martin Fernandez-Zapico in which senior pancreas researchers answer a set of questions concerning how they came to work in pancreas research, to reflect on their career and to give advice to young pancreas researchers.  The interviews were published in Pancreatology between 2005 and 2010 and the Editor of the journal has given us permission to make them available to you. Below we list the series and provide direct hyperlinks to the articles in the journal.

‘Maintain focus and aim high’. An interview with Dr. Chung Owyang, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA.
Pancreatology. 2010;10(6):657-9. PMID: 21242703   Full Text

‘Do not put off the writing…unpublished work effectively does not exist!’ An interview with Clem W. Imrie, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, West of Scotland Pancreatic Unit, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.
Pancreatology. 2010, 10(4): 411-12. PMID: 20720440   Full Text

‘Never conclude with a negative result, explore all possibilities before changing your hypothesis’. An interview with Dr. Catherine Figarella, former Director Groupe de Recherche sur les Glandes Exocrines, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France;
Pancreatology. 2010;10(2-3):109-11. PMID: 20460941  Full Text

’Modeling a scientific career: an essential component of the mentorship process’. An interview with John A. Williams, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA
Pancreatology. 2010;10(1):1-3. PMID: 20110749   Full Text

'Not knowing something is normally a milestone on the way to knowledge'. An interview with Joan M. Braganza, Reader Emeritus, University of Manchester, UK.
Pancreatology. 2009;9(6):717-21. PMID: 19887883   Full Text

'Keep at it! Accept the challenges of your critics'. An interview with John M. Howard,  Professor Emeritus, Division of General Surgery, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, U
Pancreatology. 2009;9(5):551-3. PMID: 19546603   Full Text

'Now we have to use the skills we have developed in cell physiological studies to attack the most crucial problems in pancreatic pathology': An interview with Ole H. Petersen, Medical Research Council Professor of Physiology, University of Liverpool, UK.
Pancreatology. 2009;9(4):323-6. PMID: 19451740   Full Text

’Focus is key to becoming an expert in any field of research’. An interview with Prof. Howard A. Reber, Chief of gastrointestinal surgery, and Director of the Ronald S. Hirshberg Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, Calif.
Pancreatology. 2009;9(3):197-9. PMID: 19299908   Full Text

'The mentor's quality determines the probability of success of the young researcher'. An interview with Prof. Makoto Otsuki.
Pancreatology. 2009;9(1-2):1-3. PMID: 19077447   Full Text

'As a mentor, your expectation should be that your mentees in their career will accomplish more than you have'. An interview with Peter A. Banks,  Director, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass., USA.
Pancreatology. 2008;8(6):540-1. PMID: 18824878   Full Text

'Mentoring is about inspiring interest and excitement in others'.  An interview with Charles Frey, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, California
Pancreatology. 2008;8(4-5):415-9. PMID: 18714173   Full Text

'To be successful in research, you must ask questions which may not be answered in five, ten or more years'. An interview with Dr. Paul D. Webster III, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.
Pancreatology. 2008;8(3):223-4. PMID: 18497534   Full Text

’The most important role of the mentor is to guide the mentee in finding own solutions to problems’. An interview with Prof. Henri Sarles.
Pancreatology. 2008;8(2):97-100. PMID: 18382093   Full Text

'The most important duty of a mentor remains his availability'. An interview with Dr. Jean Morisset.
Pancreatology. 2008;8(1):1-3. PMID: 18235209   Full Text

'In a certain sense Dr. William Osler has been my best mentor'. An interview with Prof. Tadashi Takeuchi.
Pancreatology. 2007;7(5-6):393-5. PMID: 17898527   Full Text

'Do research with seriousness and perseverance'. An interview with Prof. Lucio Gullo.
Pancreatology. 2007;7(4):311-3. PMID: 17627094   Full Text

'You're heading in the right direction'. An interview with Dr. Fred Gorelick.
Pancreatology. 2007;7(2-3):93-5. PMID: 17541303   Full Text

'The success of the mentee is the mentor's ultimate reward'. An interview with Dr. Michael L. Steer
Pancreatology. 2006;6(6):507-9. PMID: 17035695   Full Text

'Enjoy Thinking, Even if It Is Hard Work': An interview with Professor Gunther Kloeppel.
Pancreatology. 2006;6(5):425-6. PMID: 16809943   Full Text

'To understand what happens to the foods that you and I eat'. An interview with Dr. Vay Liang Go.
Pancreatology. 2006;6(4):263-5. PMID: 16636596   Full Text

'You can do it!' An Interview with Nicole Vaysse
Pancreatology. 2006;6(3):171-2. PMID: 16514264   Full Text

'If it isn't published, it isn't research.' An interview with Professor Daniel S. Longnecker
Pancreatology. 2006;6(1-2):3-4. PMID: 16327278   Full Text

'It's important to know when to turn back' - An interview with Albert Lowenfels
Pancreatology. 2005;5(6):510-1. PMID: 16103740   Full Text

'Do experiments that will help solve clinical problems'. An interview with Professor Seiki Matsuno
Pancreatology. 2005;5(4-5):312-3. PMID: 15980660   Full Text

'Understanding the development of pancreatic cancer will emerge from basic research'. An interview with Prof. Hans G. Beger.
Pancreatology. 2005;5(2-3):116-8. PMID: 15849482   Full Text

'Good mentorship is invaluable' - An interview with Dr. Eugene P. DiMagno.
Pancreatology. 2005;5(1):5-7. PMID: 15775692   Full Text