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Hanno Pijl

Professor Diabetology, in particular the neuroendocrine regulation of diabetes and obesity

Name
Prof.dr. H. Pijl
Telephone
+31 71 526 9532
E-mail
h.pijl@lumc.nl

I am an internist-endocrinologist in the Department of Internal Medicine and Professor of Diabetology, in particular the neuro-endocrine regulation of diabetes and overweight. I am board member of the biomedical research profile “Aging”. I have been a member of the Dutch Health Council (standing committee on Nutrition) from 2008-2017 and chairman of the Dutch Partnership of Professionals involved in the treatment of overweight from 2014-2017. I am a member of the Societal Advisory board of Diagnosis Nutrition and Health, a public-private consortium which initiates, facilitates and accelerates projects in the area of nutrition and health.

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I am an internist-endocrinologist in the Department of Internal Medicine and Professor of Diabetology, in particular the neuro-endocrine regulation of diabetes and overweight.

I am board member of the biomedical research profile “Aging”. I have been a member of the Dutch Health Council (standing committee on Nutrition) from 2008-2017 and chairman of the Dutch Partnership of Professionals involved in the treatment of overweight from 2014-2017. I am a member of the Societal Advisory board of Diagnosis Nutrition and Health, a public-private consortium which initiates, facilitates and accelerates projects in the area of nutrition and health. I am a member of the board of the Dutch Society for Research on Aging and Advisory board member of the Association for Medical doctors and Nutrition. I am one of the two scientific coordinators of a joint TNO-LUMC Innovation Center for Lifestyle Medicine.

Type 2 diabetes and lifestyle medicine

Type 2 diabetes is caused by interaction between our genetic architecture and our lifestyle and environment. The same holds true for many of the major non-communicable chronic diseases. The Dutch National Research Agenda acknowledges the importance of this interaction and stimulates research into the effects of lifestyle on health and disease. I aim to address this broad-based societal demand for knowledge and implementation of this particular issue. My primary focus is prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle medicine. However, other chronic diseases have my attention in this context as well. My research is part of the research line “Metabolic Health: pathophysiological trajectories and therapy (20102), which is an integral component of the Biomedical Research Profile Vascular and Regenerative Medicine.

Academic career

I defended my thesis, entitled “Serotonin and food selection; studies in obese and bulimic humans” in 1994. I was appointed professor of Diabetology in 2007. I made my inaugural speech, entitled 'In het land van bitterbal en boterkoek' (In the land of 'bitterbal' and butter cake) in 2008.

Prizes and honourable appointments

I have been selected (with honours) as senior member of Food100 2017, the one hundred most prominent “gamechangers” in the area of nutrition and health in the Netherlands in 2017.

Professor Diabetology, in particular the neuroendocrine regulation of diabetes and obesity

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 2
  • Interne Geneeskunde

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Room number C7-56

Contact

  • Partnerschap Overgewicht Nederland(PON) Voorzitter
  • Sanofi Nascholing artsen/dietisten
  • Vereniging Arts en Voeding Bestuurslid

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