DZD Professor Dan Ziegler Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Thrace

Professor Dan Ziegler, deputy director of the Institute for Clinical Diabetology at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a DZD partner, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Democritus University of Thrace. During the award ceremony, representatives of the Medical School in Alexandroupolis lauded his work in the field of diabetes research.

In the presence of the rector and the dean of Democritus University, Dr. Nikolaos Papanas of the Department of Internal Medicine II of the university hospital praised Ziegler’s scientific achievements. In his laudatory speech, Papanas pointed out that the longstanding cooperation in the field of diabetic neuropathy has produced numerous joint projects and publications. Over the years, the two medical institutions have been closely associated in their research activities regarding the manifestation of neuropathy in early stage diabetes and methods for early detection of nerve damage in diabetes. “It is a great honor for me to receive the award and I am pleased with the recognition of our contributions in our many years of cooperation,” said Prof. Ziegler at the award ceremony in Alexandroupolis.

Besides his work at the Institute for Clinical Diabetology at the German Diabetes Center, Ziegler is professor for Internal Medicine at the University of Düsseldorf and senior physician in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology at Düsseldorf University Hospital. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of Heidelberg Medical Center. His research activities focus on new methods for the early detection of changes in nerve function and structure and new approaches to the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. He has authored more than 300 original and review articles in international journals as well as books.