In Profile – Professor Stephanie Amiel
Martin Gilmour of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team
Diabetic Hypoglycemia May 2009, Volume 2, Issue 1: page 16-17
In this issue of Diabetic Hypoglycemia, we caught up with Stephanie Amiel, RD Lawrence Professor of Diabetic Medicine at King’s College London, diabetes director of King’s College Hospital’s Clinical Islet Transplant program, and expert in the use of neuroimaging in diabetes and hypoglycemia. Professor Amiel gained her training in medicine and surgery at Guy’s Hospital School of Medicine, London, in the late 1970s and started her research career with a three year fellowship at Yale. She subsequently spent several years at Guy’s Hospital before taking up her role at King’s College, where she has particular responsibility for intensive insulin therapy, insulin pump services and diabetic pregnancy services. Her academic and research interests have earned her global recognition; these include: hypoglycemia in diabetes, metabolic neuroimaging, brain insulin sensitivity/resistance, and central responses to eating. Professor Amiel is chair of the National Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) Executive Committee and has served on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK Medical Advisory Committee for ten years; she has added her expertise to several editorial boards including a spell as Editor of Diabetic Medicine, and has been awarded a number of honors including, most recently, the Hellmut Mehnert Award at the International Diabetes Federation World Congress in 2009.