profile icon
A/Prof

Elif Ekinci

Sir Edward Dunlop Principal Research Fellow
Medicine - Austin Health
Diabetes complications
Diabetic cardiomyopathy
Glucose monitoring
Cardiovascular disease
Indigenous health
Renal disease
Diabetic nephropathy
Sodium
Diabetic Kidney Disease
Elif Ekinci's Profile Picture
A/Prof

Elif Ekinci

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Diabetes
Elif Ekinci's Profile Picture
A/Prof

Elif Ekinci

 

Associate Professor Ekinci (MBBS FRACP PhD) is a clinician researcher and is the Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow in Metabolic MedicineThe University of Melbourne. Her research focus is diabetes and its complications, aiming to significantly improve clinical practice and health outcomes.

Her research streams include the following:
(i) effects of diabetes on kidney function
(ii) effects of dietary sodium intake in people with diabetes
(iii) improving the management of diabetes in the inpatient setting
(iv) improving the management of diabetes for Indigenous Australians living in remote and rural communities
(v) effects of pre-existing diabetes on pregnancy
She is also the Director of Diabetes at Austin Health where she co-ordinates the clinical care of inpatients and outpatients with diabetes. She heads Diabetes and Obesity clinical trials at Austin Health and The University of Melbourne where she is Chief Investigator in numerous clinical trials. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research and Consultant Physician and a Research Fellow at BakerIDI. Dr Ekinci has 92 publications including in the following journals: Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Diabetologia, Clinical Science, Diabetic Medicine, AJKD, Kidney International, MJA, Critical Care Medicine. She has co-authored more than 120 abstracts at various national and international meetings. She supervises PhD students and MDRP students at the University of Melbourne and is also responsible for mentoring endocrinologists, endocrine registrars, residents, interns, medical students and clinical trials staff. She has obtained a total of over $4 million of research funding along with her colleagues, including NHMRC Scholarship NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, NHMRC Project grant, funding from Diabetes Australia Research Program, Royal Australasian College of Physicians JDRF Fellowship, Stroke Foundation, Australian Diabetes Society (ADS), Viertel Charitable Foundation Clinical Investigatorship, The University of Melbourne Early Career Research Grant, Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Medical Research Foundation project grants. She is regularly invited to present her research at various scientific meetings and frequently presents her work on the radio and through wider media for public audiences.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 155 most recent scholarly works by Elif Ekinci.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

CASS Travel Grant

2016

Winner of the Early Career Clinician Researcher Award - Medical Category

Victorian Clinician Researcher Network

2016

JDRF Travel Grant

2015

The winner of the 2015 Victorian Clinician Researcher Network (VCRN) Early Career Clinician Researcher Award – Medical category.

2015

‘Best Practices in Diabetes Centres (BPDC) Symposium’ Certificate of Merit for Research and National influence for Austin Health

National Association of Diabetes Centres

2012

Austin Health Bernie Sweet Clinical Research Fellowship Award

2012

Ludwig Scholarship Institute for Cancer Research and Austin Life Sciences

2006

Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation

2009

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


9

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Sir Edward Dunlop Principal Research Fellow

Medicine - Austin Health

Member

Australian Diabetes Society

Member

American Diabetes Association USA

Member

Endocrine Society of Australia

Member

Australian Medical Association

Member

Royal Australian College of Physicians

Education


PhD

University of Melbourne

MBBS

University of Melbourne