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  • Prof Michael Horowitz

    Prof Michael Horowitz was appointed to a Personal Chair at the University of Adelaide in 1995, and has been the Director of the Endocrine and Metabolic Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 1997. His research activities are almost exclusively clinically-based and relate primarily to gastrointestinal motor, sensory, and hormonal function, particularly in the context of diabetes mellitus, glycaemic control, and appetite regulation. Prof Horowitz is a co-author of 401 peer-reviewed papers and 32 book chapters, placing him in the top 1% of cited authors in clinical medicine world-wide. He is co-editor (with Prof Melvin Samsom) of a multi-author book entitled ‘Gastrointestinal function in diabetes mellitus’, published in 2004, which represents the most comprehensive treatise on this subject. Prof Horowitz has had extensive involvement as an invited speaker at international and scientific meetings, including the annual meetings of the American Diabetes Association, American Gastroenterological Association, European Association for the Study of Diabetes and American Motility Society. The insights derived from his work have been of fundamental relevance to the management of diabetes in the spheres of both prevention and treatment. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Elder Prize for Scholarship at the University of Adelaide in 1995, the Distinguished Research Prize of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (1999), and the Eric Susman Prize of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2000). Prof Horowitz has supervised 29 PhD or MD candidates from medical, science, nuclear medicine, nursing and dietetic backgrounds, and 11 postdoctoral research fellows (from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and Singapore). He visited the Department on January 2007.

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