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‘Do not put off the writing…unpublished work effectively does not exist!’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
'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
'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
'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