December, 2020

202016Dec18:0019:00The role of circadian rhythm in metabolic disorders18:00 - 19:00

Event Details

An Online Event


The role of circadian rhythm in metabolic disorders


Melpomeni Peppa

Associate Professor of Endocrinology
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Director of Endocrine and Bone Metabolic Disorders Unit
2nd Dept. of Internal Medicine Propaedeutic Research Institute & Diabetes Center “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens


When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 18:00 – 19:00 (EET-Athens)


Organized by: Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece


The lecture will be held in Greek.

You can watch it here.


Information: +30 210 331 4755

You can watch the videos of previous lectures here.


Speaker’s bio

Dr. Melpomeni Peppa, is Professor of Endocrinology, and Chief of Endocrinology and Bone Metabolic Disorders Section, in Second Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece. She is also working in Εndocrine Unit of the 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, “Sotiria” University, Hospital, Athens, Greece. She is a member of ERASMUS and CIVIS Committee for Medicine. She is Program Director of Student Education in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Peppa’s training in Internal Medicine (1991-1993) and in Endocrinology (1995-1999) took place in Athens, Greece. She had a clinical and research fellowship in First Department of Pediatrics, Athens, Greece (1999-2000, & 1993-1995), supporting her thesis in investigating markers of microangiopathy in children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. She had a postdoctoral research fellowship (2000-2003) in Division of Experimental Diabetes and Aging, Dept. of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA, studying the role of advanced glycation end products and oxidative stress in diabetes, renal disease, aging and their complications through in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies. Since 2004, she is working in Second Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine as Consultant (2004-2006), Senior Clinical Lecturer (2006-2011), Assist. Professor (2011-2014), Assist. Professor (Tenure Position, 2014-2016), Assoc. Professor and now as Professor of Endocrinology.

Dr. Peppa’s research interests have focused on clinical, molecular and environmental aspects of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities in diabetes, obesity, cancer and their complications. Her work has generated chapters in Greek and peer reviewed books, 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has an H-index 34, mean impact factor 7 and approximately 7,000 citations. Dr. Peppa has participated in many national and international meetings.