Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 49 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.49.EHM1Biog

European Hormone Medal Lecture

The European Hormone Medal is awarded to an international scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of basic or clinical endocrinology. This year’s recipient is Professor Evi Diamanti-Kandarakis who will receive her prize and give her lecture as part of the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE), beginning on the 20th May. Further information on the prize can be found at http://www.ese-hormones.org/prizes/.

Dr. Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis is professor of Internal Medicine- Endocrinology & Metabolism and Chairman of the Endocrine Department of Euroclinic Athens. She received her MD from Medical School of Athens and her PhD in experimental Endocrinology on the effects of androgens in hypophysectomised rats, from the same University. She was trained in Internal Medicine in England (1974–1980), and in Endocrinology-Diabetes, Metabolism & Obesity in USA (1980–1986). Her research interests have focused for the last 25 years on clinical, molecular and environmental aspects of metabolic & hormonal abnormalities in obesity Diabetes and Polycystic ovarian syndrome. This work has generated 181 publications and more than 12000 citations, classifying her among the 27 worldwide best Greek scientists and the first Greek woman endocrinologist with the greatest international contribution. In 2016 she has received the award of the best teacher in endocrinology in Greece. Dr. Diamanti-Kandarakis has been invited by the international academic community as a speaker and Tutor and has given more than 250 lectures, in Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America.

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