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NICHD Scientific Director Honored

Dr. Constantine Stratakis holds award at ceremony in Athens.

Dr. Constantine Stratakis

Dr. Constantine Stratakis, NICHD scientific director, was recently awarded honorary membership in the Hellenic Endocrine Society at an event in Athens, Greece. The society, founded in 1964 to promote the study and profession of endocrinology, advocates for the training of endocrinologists, organizes scientific events and publishes a scientific journal in the Greek language. Stratakis—a pediatrician, medical geneticist and endocrinologist—studies the genetic etiologies of endocrine neoplasias. He is recognized for the identification and characterization of the gene for Carney complex and primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease. More recently, his NIH lab has identified an entire class of disorders associated with bilateral adrenocortical hyperplasias and the genetic defects associated with the Carney-Stratakis syndrome, involving heritable paragangliomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumor syndrome. 

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