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Pancreatology. 2009;9(1-2):1-3. doi: 10.1159/000179965. Epub 2008 Dec 12.

'The mentor's quality determines the probability of success of the young researcher'. An interview with Prof. Makoto Otsuki. Interview by Martín E Fernández-Zapico.


In this interview, Professor Makoto Otsuki points out the importance of mentorship during young researchers' development. Dr. Otsuki, a Professor and Chair of the Third Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, has contributed significantly to the field of pancreatic physiology. In addition, his epidemiological research has been fundamental for understanding the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and establishment of the guidelines for its diagnosis and improvement of case fatality.

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