It is with great sadness that have to inform you of the passing away of the founder of EuroMISE Mentor Association prof. RNDr. Jana Zvárová, DrSc. on Wednesday 5 July 2017 in Prague.

Prof. Zvárová dedicated her professional and academic life to science in the fields of medical informatics and statistics. After graduating in mathematics in 1965, she found her way to the field of medical informatics and founded a dedicated section at the Czech Society of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics.

The results of her work are presented in 10 monographs, more than 300 articles in peer reviewed journals, more than 600 citations and 3 patents. She was very active in the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI); and known as an untiring organizer and presenter at numerous academic conferences including those of IMA and EFMI. Prior to creating EUROMise Mentor Association, she founded and served as Chief Editor of the European Journal of Biomedical Informatics (EJBI).

In 1991 she was appointed Full Professor at Charles University in Prague by the president of the Czech Republic Václav Havel and in 1999 she achieved the highest Czech scientific degree of Doctor of Sciences at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. For results in science and education she has received numerous awards.

The legacy of prof. RNDr. Jana Zvárová, DrSc. will always be alive, and she will always be remembered as an outstanding mentor and colleague by her innumerable students, colleagues and friends.