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Physician and scientist Dr. Piero Anversa was born in Parma, Italy, where he earned his doctorate in medicine. His interest in cardiovascular research began in his final years in medical school, and his commitment to science has remained intact in the last 50 years. Shortly after graduation, he obtained a NATO fellowship and moved to the United States in 1971. Although he lived most of his life in the United States and considers New York his real home, he maintains strong bonds with his country of origin. Myriad of fellows have been mentored by Dr. Anversa throughout his career.

The research conducted in Dr. Anversa’s laboratory has questioned the paradigm that the heart is a post-mitotic organ characterized by a predetermined number of parenchymal cells, which ...

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