Monash Health endocrinologist awarded international leadership award

We are proud to announce that Monash Health senior endocrinologist Professor Helena Teede has been recognised for Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology in the prestigious 2021 Endocrine Society International Laureate Awards. She has also been appointed to the International Society of Endocrinology executive recognising leadership in the field.

Established in 1944, the Society’s Laureate Awards are awarded to the highest achievers internationally in the endocrinology field.

Endocrinologists specialise in hormone disorders and care for patients with numerous conditions including diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, hormone-related cancers, growth problems, osteoporosis, reproductive issues, puberty and menopause.

As well as being a leader in her clinical endocrinology role at Monash Health, including as past Head of Monash Diabetes, Professor Teede’s illustrious 20-year academic career has led her to holding numerous leadership roles in healthcare, research and policy.

These roles currently include director of the Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, a partnership between Monash School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine and Monash Health, with a team of 200 based at the Monash Health Translation Precinct. With her team, she has attracted $19M in funding to the precinct in the past year.

Professor Teede is also the executive director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre in which Monash Health is a lead partner and is co-director of Monash University’s Institute of Medical Engineering, driving clinical innovation. She has established and heads a national network in women’s health research and a national initiative in advancing women in healthcare leadership, in which Monash Health is a lead partner.

A strong advocate for women in healthcare and research, Professor Teede has dedicated much of her academic and clinical career to women’s health and manages her own research portfolio focussing on women’s endocrine health across the lifespan, as well as implementation science, the science of driving uptake of evidence-based knowledge in medical practice.

Monash Health would like to congratulate Professor Teede on this fantastic achievement.

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