Board, councils & comittees

Board, councils & comittees

BOARD

  1. Board
  2. Consultative council
  3. International Advisory Board
  4. Research Committee
  5. Education Committee
  6. Education Advisory Board 

Board

The Academy is managed by a scientific board with five experienced scientists representing the universities and university hospitals, the NNF Center of Basic Metabolic Research and the chairman of the Consultative Council. The Managing Director of the Academy is the scientific secretary of the Board. New members of the Board will be elected by the Consultative Council. Henning Beck-Nielsen is chairman for the current five-year project period.

The Board is responsible for the overall strategy of the Academy with regards to research, education and finances, including drawing up the research strategy and raising financial support. Furthermore, the Board is responsible for hiring employees within the Academy’s secretariat as well as granting scholarships and educational activities etc.

BOARD MEMBERS

Allan Flyvbjerg

Professor, MD, DMSc

Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

Henning Beck-Nielsen 

Professor, MD, DMSc

Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital

Kurt Højlund

MD, PhD, DMSc

Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital

Jannik Hilsted

MD, DMSc

Board of Management, Rigshospitalet
(as of 1-11-15 Jannik Hilsted is resigning his position as Danish Diabetes Academy Board member as he is joining the Novo Nordisk Foundation as CMO/Head of Steno Grants)

Oluf Borbye Pedersen

MD, DMSc

Metabolic Genetics, University of Copenhagen 

  

Consultative Council

A group of principal investigators constitute the Consultative Council, which is active within scientific activities in the Academy, ensuring a dynamic and always present state-of-the-art science at the Academy.

The Consultative Council are among other functions advising the Board in scientific and educational matters and giving input to the Board regarding research strategy.

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Annelli Sandbæk

Professor

Dept. of Public Health, Aarhus University

Jørgen F. P. Wojtaszewski

Professor

Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

Kurt Højlund

Professor

Dept. of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital

Niels Jessen

Associate Professor

Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University

Susanne Mandrup

Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

  

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board consists of prominent international researchers and advises the Academy Board on the overall strategy of the Academy, including vision and strategy for research and educational activities. In addition, the Academy Board may consult the international Advisory Board with regard to selection and recruitment of researchers to the Academy’s stipends.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Barbara E. Corkey

Professor

Dept. of Medicine, Boston University

Christopher John Rhodes

Professor/ Vice President

MedImmune, USA

C. Ronald Kahn

Professor

Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism, Joslin Diabetes Center

Ele Ferannini

Professor

Dept. of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa

Ulf Smith

Professor

Dept. of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg

 

Research Committe

The principal task of the Research Committee is to be in charge of professional evaluation of scholarship candidates. 

The Research Committee will evaluate whether applicants are likely to be qualified or not and will recommend peer reviewers for all applicants considered to be qualified. Based on the peer reviews, the Research Committee will evaluate how qualified the applicants are for an advertised position and hand in a motivated recommendation to the Board.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Lise Wogensen Bach

Vice Dean

Faculty of Health, Aarhus University

Peter Rossing

Head of Research

Steno Diabetes Center

Reimar W. Thomsen

Associate Professor, Consultant

Dept. of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University

Susanne Mandrup 

Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen

Professor

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Tina Vilsbøll

Professor

Institute of Clinical Research, Gentofte Hospital

  

Education Committee

The primary aim of the Academy is to educate and train new scientists in diabetology. This is obtained through the pregraduate students’, PhD students’ and Post Docs’ work with research projects, but it will also be based on theoretical and practical courses, seminars, symposia, summer schools and an international annual meeting. To organise these events, the Academy has set up an Education Committee. 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dorthe Møller Jensen

Associate Professor

Dept. of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital

Jan Frystyk

Professor

Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

Jørgen Wojtaszewski

 Professor

Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen 

Louise T. Dalgaard

Associate Professor 

Dept. of Science, Systems and Models, Roskilde University 

Nils Færgeman

Professor 

Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark 

Peter Vestergaard

Professor 

Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University 

Torben Hansen

Professor 

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

  

Education Advisory Board

The primary task of the Education Advisory Board is to participate in summer schools, symposia, etc. as lecturers or discussion initiators. Members are also encouraged to receive PhD students at their lab and representing a part of the course programme of the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism managed by the Education Committee.

EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Bjørn Quistorff

Professor

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK

David Bernlohr

Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, USA

Jan Nedergaard

Professor

The Wenner-Green Institute, Stockholm University, SE

Jens Høiriis Nielsen

Professor

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK

Jens Juul Holst

Professor

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK

Jørgen Rungby

Professor

Dept. of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DK

Lawrence Mandarino

ProfessorCenter for Metabolic Biology, Arizona State University, USA

Marc Prentki

ProfessorMontreal Diabetes Research Center, CA

Mitchell Lazar

ProfessorInstitute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Mulchand Patel

ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, USA

Scott Summers

Associate ProfessorDuke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SG

Sten Madsbad

ProfessorDept. of Clinical Medicine, Hvidovre Hospital, DK

Susanne Mandrup

Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, DK

Tim Osborne

Professor

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute-Lake Nona, USA