Today, Angela Maas, Professor of Cardiology for women, was appointed by His Majesty as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Angela Maas plays a prominent role in the field of female cardiology. Although more women die from heart and circulatory disease than men, scientific research continues to focus on men. Maas wants to break through that wall. The expertise centre for female cardiology at Radboud university medical center has grown, under her direction, into a reference centre for women with heart problems. With Hart voor Vrouwen (Heart for Women), a research fund that she founded, which brings various medical disciplines together, the lives of more women can be saved. As the chair of DIVAS, the women’s network for female medical specialists, Maas dedicates herself to the importance of diversity at all levels of the workforce, but particularly at the top.
Her efforts have not gone unnoticed: the monthly journal Opzij has placed her among the Top 10 “most powerful women in healthcare” for several years running. The national organisation Vrouwen van Nu (Women of Today), with more than 70,000 female affiliates, named her “the difference maker” of 2015. Recently, she was chosen by Medisch Contact as the most influential female doctor.
In total nine current or former employees of Radboud University and Radboud University Medical Center received royal honours for their outstanding scientific or social merit. Read more >>
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