WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noted diabetes expert Daniel J. Drucker,
Drucker is Professor of Medicine and the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Chair in Incretin Biology at the University of Toronto and is a Senior Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Endocrine Reviews publishes comprehensive, authoritative and timely review articles balancing both experimental and clinical endocrinology themes. The journal features Essential Points summaries for each article and professionally-prepared illustrations that can be downloaded for presentations and teaching. The journal's Impact Factor ranks among the top of the more than 100 journals in the "Endocrinology & Metabolism" category of Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Reports.
"It is truly an honor to lead a journal that is such a jewel in the world of scholarly publishing," Drucker said. "Endocrine Reviews' articles play a key role in ensuring cutting-edge research is leveraged to achieve meaningful advances in public health."
Drucker's term as Editor-in-Chief will begin July 1, 2018.
Drucker will be the second new Editor-in-Chief to take the helm of one of the Society's peer-reviewed journals this year. Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Graduation Education, Dean of The Graduate School, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., started her term as Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology this month.
Endocrinology is the premier basic science journal of the Endocrine Society, publishing basic and translational research at molecular, biochemical, cellular, genomic, comparative and organismal levels.
Woodruff is also the Director of the Center for Reproductive Science, Founder and Director of the Women's Health Research Institute, and Director of the Oncofertility Consortium. She is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term "oncofertility" to describe the merging of two fields: oncology and fertility.
Woodruff is a past president of the Endocrine Society. She was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring from President Obama in an Oval Office ceremony. She holds 10 U.S. Patents. In 2013, she was named to Time magazine's 'Most Influential Persons' list.
"I'm thrilled to lead the flagship publication in the field of fundamental endocrinology because it contains the emerging knowledge that will spark the next generation interventions leading to better endocrine health for everyone," said Woodruff. "We never know how a particular cellular receptor signaling pathway will lead to a breakthrough, but I believe that the promise of basic science is that tomorrow's patient will be treated better than today's."
Drucker's laboratory studies the molecular biology and physiology of gut hormones, with a focus on the glucagon-like peptides. Drucker's scientific studies have identified multiple novel mechanisms of hormone action, enabling the development of new drug classes for diabetes, obesity and intestinal failure.
His discoveries have been recognized by numerous scientific and medical societies. Drucker has been honored with the Endocrine Society's Clinical Investigator Award, the American Diabetes Association's Banting Award, the Claude Bernard Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, the Manpei Suzuki International Prize, the Rolf Luft Award from the Karolinska Institute and the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, London.
Drucker and Woodruff tweet about the latest endocrine research at @DanielJDrucker and @teresakwoodruff.
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