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Endocrine Abstracts (2008) 16

Geoffrey Harris Prize Lecture



This prestigious prize is intended for established workers in the field of basic or clinical neuroendocrinology, and is generously support by Ipsen. This year's recipient is Professor George P Chrousos. The prize will be presented as part of the ECE 2008 opening ceremony where Professor Chrousos will deliver his lecture. Professor Chrousos will also give two other lectures at future ESE scientific meetings. Further information can be found at http://www.euro-endo.org/about/about_prizes.htm

George P Chrousos, Greece Abstract

Dr George P Chrousos is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece, and former Chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. Prof Chrousos has made major contributions to Neuroendocrinology. He has worked on the principal stress-responsive hormonal neuro-axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis for over 25 years, and has helped in the elucidation of fundamental physiological and molecular mechanisms, through which this axis regulates growth, development, reproduction, sleep and successful behavioral, metabolic, and immunologic adaptation. His studies on the role of neuroendocrine dysregulation in disease have been equally influential. They have illuminated pathophysiological mechanisms, improved diagnosis and treatment, and refined the clinical approaches employed in managing patients with illnesses that span a range of medical disciplines, including Medicine and Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Allergy, Surgery, Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. Dr Chrousos has written over 1000 scientific papers and his work has been cited in more than 40 000 other scientific articles, an irrefutable testimony to the importance and influence of his research. He is one of the most cited physician scientists (ISI highly cited) both in Clinical Medicine and in Biology and Biochemistry. His work has educated a broad community of physicians and scientists around the world. As a mentor, he has fostered the careers of many young physicians and scientists, several of whom are now professors and chairpersons in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia, and Latin America. An outstanding teacher, he has had many visiting professorships and given prestigious lectures throughout the world. Dr Chrousos has received numerous national and international awards for his work, including election to the prestigious American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He was inducted as a master of both the American College of Endocrinology and the American College of Physicians. He is president of the European Society of Clinical Investigation.

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