Prof M Horowitz
Michael Horowitz (age 52) 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 clinical interests relate in particular to the management of diabetes and metabolic bone disease. His research activities are almost exclusively clinically-based, relating primarily to gastrointestinal motor and hormonal function, in the context of diabetes 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 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 and European Association for the Study of Diabetes. The insights derived from his research 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).