Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care was launched in 1998. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of clinical nutrition and metabolic care are divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.
Labros S. Sidossis
Professor Labros S. Sidossis received his doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health, at Rutgers University, USA and Professor of Nutrition at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece. Dr Sidossis’ research has focused on the biochemical mechanisms regulating the metabolic responses in humans in various conditions (e.g. obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemias, severe burn injury). He has also studied the epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents, behavioural therapy of obesity, and is an expert in the use of tracer techniques in the study of human metabolism. He has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association, the National Center for Research Recourses, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the European Union, and the industry. Dr Sidossis has published over 190 articles in peer-reviewed journals with an h-factor of 53 and i10-index of 129. He has been an invited speaker and has assumed committee responsibilities, in many congresses and conferences. He is also a member of the editorial board and a journal referee in several scientific journals.
Annemie M.W.J. Schols
Annemie M.W.J. Schols is Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism in Chronic Diseases at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and Head of NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism at Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. NUTRIM initiates and catalyzes translational research into nutritional and metabolic health focusing on prevention and management of chronic diseases and has an extensive PhD training programme.
Her own translational research focus is on metabolic aberrations and molecular mechanisms of cachexia and skeletal muscle weakness in chronic diseases and cancer using COPD and lung cancer as clinical models. Based on these insights she conducts clinical trials to enhance physical functioning and quality of life of patients with respiratory disease. She was one of the first scientists evaluating efficacy and feasibility of multimodal nutritional rehabilitation strategies tailored to comprehensive metabolic phenotyping. She has published more than 350 international scientific publications and her Hirsch citation factor is 70. Professor Schols serves in several scientific editorial boards and is a member of the Health Council of the Netherlands.
Nathalie M. Delzenne
Nathalie M. Delzenne is Full Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). She is a lecturer in Nutrition Biochemistry and Metabolism and is the leader of the Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group at the Louvain Drug Research Institute at UCL in Brussels, Belgium. She is involved in international scientific committees (President of the Belgian Nutrition Society, Editor for the Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, member of the Scientific Board of the European Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, former member of the Board of directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics etc.).
After a PhD in Pharmaceutical sciences obtained in 1991, a post-doctoral certificate in Nutrition (Lausanne, CH), she performed a post-doctoral research related to nutrients-gene interactions (Paris Inserm Unit 342), she has been back at the Université catholique de Louvain. She started an academic carrier and has been pioneer in the discovery of nutrients (prebiotics) targeting the gut microbiota to control of nutritional disorders (obesity, cachexia, polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiencies etc.). She has published more than 300 papers and lead a large amount of international projects focused on nutrition and health. For further details on her research team and activities, please visit http://www.uclouvain.be/en-269734.html.
Henry C. Lukaski
Dr Lukaski is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education at the University of North Dakota, USA. He is also a consultant to the US and international biomedical and nutrition communities. He served as Supervisory Research Physiologist, Research Leader and Assistant Center Director at the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, and Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
His research focuses on the interaction of physical activity and micronutrients in humans, emphasizing iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and chromium, to promote health and optimal function/performance. His work also includes development and validation of non-invasive methods to assess human body composition. He has published in peer-reviewed scientific literature including numerous book chapters, and edited books and special issues on sports nutrition and body composition, and public and professional policy statements. He made hundreds of invited lectures at universities, research institutes, and government, scientific and professional societies worldwide.
Dr Lukaski is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Human Biology Council and the Nutrition Society of Latin America. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, American Society of Nutrition, and British Nutrition Society. Dr Lukaski received numerous awards and recognition from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and scientific/professional groups for his contributions to the fields of nutrition and physiology, and development of young scientists.
Dr Lukaski currently is a member of three, and past member of five, editorial boards, and an editorial consultant for a variety of peer-reviewed journals in physiology, nutrition, medicine, and sport sciences. He is a member of the faculty for the Nutrition Diplomate Program of the International Olympic Committee, and has served and continues to provide service as an advisor in nutrition to many national and international health agencies and research organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense, National Aeronautic and Space Administration, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and International and US Olympic Committees.
As an NIH pre-doctoral trainee, Dr Lukaski received his Master of Science and doctoral degrees in physiology and nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He served as a Post-doctoral Research Associate with the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, and was a Visiting Scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.