Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D.

Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D.

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H τελετή αναγόρευσης της Artemis P. Simopoulos, Ιδρύτριας και Προέδρου του Κέντρου Γενετικής, Διατροφής και Υγείας στην Washington των Η.Π.Α., σε Επίτιμη Διδάκτορα του Τμήματος Επιστήμης Διαιτολογίας-Διατροφής, της Σχολής Επιστημών Υγείας και Αγωγής του Χαροκοπείου Πανεπιστημίου πραγματοποιήθηκε την Τρίτη 27 Ιουνίου 2023. Περισσότερα


Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D. is the Founder and President of The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health (CGNH), a nonprofit educational organization in Washington, D.C. since 1990.
Dr. Simopoulos was born in Greece and graduated first in her class from the Kalamata Gymnasium for Girls. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, with a major in Chemistry, and a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Simopoulos is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, the Endocrine Society, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American College of Nutrition, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN) and the American Society of Human Genetics.

Along with Dr. Leaf she founded the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) in 1991, with Dr. Leaf as President and Dr. Simopoulos as Secretary/Treasurer from 1991 to 1998, and was a member of the Editorial Board of the ISSFAL Newsletter from 1994 to 2000. ISSFAL operated out of the CGNH for the first 7 years of its existence. Dr. Simopoulos founded and was the first President of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN) from September 2005 to December 31st, 2009, and in January 2017 became Editor-in-Chief of the ISNN Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. In November 2017 she was appointed Consulting Editor for the new Journal Lifestyle Genomics, which replaced the ISNN Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics.

Dr. Simopoulos was Director of the Newborn Nursery at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and Assistant Professor in both Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1962 to 1967 at the George Washington University Medical School. From 1968 to 1972 she did research at the Endocrinology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on the Genetic and Nutritional aspects of Endocrine Disorders. Dr. Simopoulos was Executive Secretary of the Division on Medical Sciences at the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. from 1972 to 1977 and Project Director for the pioneering book Genetic Screening: Programs, Principles and Research published in 1975 by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council. This was the first book that analyzed in depth the scientific, legal, ethical, economic, and public policy aspects of genetic screening. The book was distributed in all the medical libraries around the world. In 1975 Dr. Simopoulos was the Project Officer for the International Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules and responsiblefor the statement of the Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules. From 1977 to 1978 she was Director of the Developmental Biology and Nutrition Branch of the National Institute of Child Healthand Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Simopoulos chaired the Nutrition Coordinating Committee at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1978 to 1986. She is a pediatrician and endocrinologist with a long and distinguished career, whose research was originally focused on the nutritional, endocrine, and genetic aspects of growth and development in children and later on throughout the life cycle. Since 1984, her research has been on genetic variation and nutrition, the evolutionary aspects of diet, and the omega- 6/omega-3 balance. In addition to her responsibilities at NIH, Dr. Simopoulos served as Consultant on Nutrition and Health to Ms. Ester Peterson, Special Assistant to The President for consumer Affairs, The White House, from 1978 to 1980. During that time, she was a member of a number of White House delegations to the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

From 1978 to 1983 she was Cochairman and Executive Secretary of the Joint Subcommittee on Human Nutrition Research, Federal Coordinating Council on Science, Engineering, and Technology, Office of Science andTechnology Policy, Executive Office of The President, The White House, and a member of its successor, the Interagency Committee for Human Nutrition Research from 1983-1986.