National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
The Children’s Hospitals Campus at Goudi is a modern, clinical and research center and one of the largest in Europe (1400 beds, >200,000 outpatients visits and >60,000 admissions per year). It serves as the major tertiary hub for sick Greek, immigrant and foreign children and adolescents. It has two Research Institutes and serves as the Unique Center of Excellence for many Rare Diseases, including childhood cancer, while it performs the Newborn Screening of the country. It has four NKUA depts. (2 Pediatrics, Genetics, Child Psychiatry).
The team leader, Dr Chrousos George, Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology, Director of University Research Institute for the Study and Management of Genetic and Neoplastic Diseases of Childhood, NKUA. He currently holds the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care at the University of Athens. He held the 2011 John Kluge Distinguished Chair in Technology and Society at the US Library of Congress in Washington DC. He has performed biomedical research from the basic molecular/cellular level all the way to the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases. His work has opened new horizons in our understanding of a spectrum of complex human disorders related to stress and trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder, melancholic, atypical and postpartum depression, eating disorders, obesity/osteosarcopenia/metabolic syndrome, psychosomatic and sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnoea, and inflammatory/autoimmune and allergic diseases.