Diabetes award for Associate Professor Elif Ekinci

Associate Professor Elif Ekinci has been awarded the 2021 Australian Diabetes Society’s Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clinical Diabetes Research Award. This award is given to support the career of a clinical diabetes researcher.

Associate Professor Elif Ekinci, Department of Medicine at Austin Health, is an academic endocrinologist who is working to translate research into improved outcomes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is the Weary Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow in Metabolic Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health. She is also the Head of Diabetes at Austin Health, where she co-ordinates the clinical care of inpatients and outpatients with diabetes.

She heads diabetes and obesity clinical trials at CREDO-Centre for Centre for Research and Education in Diabetes and Obesity and has over 160 publications in leading diabetes and endocrinology journals and has obtained a total of over $9.5 million of research funding. In 2021, she was awarded a Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship given to researchers recognising incredible contributions to the University of Melbourne for outstanding research and wider involvement in our local community and across the globe.