Professor Michael Horowitz, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
|Professor (Personal Chair, University of Adelaide) in the Discipline of Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital|
|Director, Endocrine & Metabolic Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital|
Adjunct Professor (St Louis University) in the Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis, USA
Prof Michael Horowitz was appointed to a Personal Chair at the University of Adelaide in 1995, and has been the Director of the Endocrine and Metabolic Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 1997. His research activities are almost exclusively clinically based and relate primarily to gastrointestinal motor, sensory, and hormonal function, particularly in the context of appetite regulation, diabetes mellitus, glycaemic control, critical illness and aging. Prof Horowitz leads the NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Nutritional Physiology, Interventions and Outcomes (2007-11). He is a co-author of 472 peer-reviewed papers and 32 book chapters and is co-editor of a multi-author book entitled Gastrointestinal function in diabetes mellitus, published in 2004, which represents the most comprehensive treatise on this subject. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Elder Prize for Scholarship at the University of Adelaide in 1995, the Distinguished Research Prize of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (1999), the Eric Susman Prize of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2000) and the Kellion Award of the Australian Diabetes Society (2009) and a Masters Award for Sustained Achievement in Digestive Sciences from the American Gastroenterological Association (2010).
Feltrin KL, Little TJ, Meyer JH, Horowitz M, Rades T, Wishart J, Feinle-Bisset C. Comparative effects of intraduodenal influences of lauric and oleic acids on antrophyloroduodenal motility, plasma cholecystokinin and peptide Y-Y, appetite and energy intake in healthy men. Am J Clin Nutr 2008: 87; 1181-7.
Pilichiewicz AN, Feltrin KL, Horowitz M, Holtmann G, Wishart JM, Jones KL, Talley NJ, Feinle-Bisset C. Functional dyspepsia is assocated with a greater symptomatic response to fat but not carbohydrate, increased fasting and postprandial CCK and diminished PYY. Am J Gastroenterol 2008;103:2613-23.
Young R, Sutherland K, Pezos N, Brierley S, Horowitz M, Rayner CK, Blackshaw LA. Expression of taste molecules in the upper gastrointestinal tract in humans with and without type 2 diabetes. Gut 2009;58:337-346.
Ma J, Stevens J, Cukier K, Maddox A, Wishart J, Jones KL, Clifton P, Horowitz M, Rayner CK. Effects of a protein preload on gastric emptying, glycemia, and gut hormones after a carbohydrate meal in diet-controlled type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009:32;1600-2.
Deane AM, Chapman MJ, Fraser RJL, Summers, MJZaknic AV, Storey JP, Jones KL, Rayner CK, Horowitz M. Effects of exogenous glucagon-like peptide-1 on gastric emptying and glucose absorption in the critically ill - relationship to glycaemia. Critical Care Medicine 2010 May; 38(5):1261-1269.