Company: Liege Center of Immunoendocrinology
Location: Liege, Belgium
Vincent Geenen, Physician at the Liege Center of Immunoendocrinology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education and immunoendocrinology.
Dr. Geenen has been instrumental in the development of the Liege Center for Immunoendocrinology since accepting the role of director in 2003. In addition, he has taught as a research professor at the National Fund for Science Research since 2001 and served as senior clinical head of endocrinology and internal medicine at the University Hospital Liege. Prior to these roles, he worked as a senior research associate, research associate, and research assistant for the National Fund for Science Research. Since 2013, he has been involved with the Royal Academy of Medicine and in 2011 took on a position with the Network Neuro Immuno Modul. Since 1994, Dr. Geenen has taught as a professor of Embryology and Developmental Biology at the University of Liege. Furthermore, he has previously been on a research council and steering committee for the Europe Science Foundation.
In his current endeavors, Dr. Geenen is dedicated to researching a new negative cell vaccine against type-1 diabetes. This work is in line with his oath to help patients with their medical needs. He prepared for a career in the medical field by earned an MD from the University of Liege in 1982. He furthered his education with a PhD from the institution in 1987. In addition, he was a research fellow of the National Fund for Science Research from 1982 to 1986. He earned a degree in internal medicine from the Liege Medical School in 1988, as well as a biotechnology certificate from the University of Paris VIII the same year. From 1982 to 1989, Dr. Geenen was an intern at the University Hospital Liege.
Throughout his career, Dr. Geenen has contributed many medical advancements. This includes research in the unique and essential role of the thymus in programming central self-tolerance to neuroendocrine functions and the role of a thymus dysfunction in the development of autoimmune endocrine diseases. In addition, he has published numerous works, including “Journeys Through the Hynnus,” and “Cryptocrine Signaling in the Thymus and the Central T-Cell Self Tolerance of Neuroendocrine Principles.”
For his contributions, Dr. Geenen has been recognized on numerous occasions. In 2014, he received the Literary Prize from Alexandre of Belgium, and in 2003, he was awarded the Alphonse Rahier Prize. In 1993, he was the recipient of the Alumni Prize from the Belgium University Foundation, having received the Glaxo Smith Kline-Beecham Prize from the Royal Academy of Medicine in 1992. Furthermore, Dr. Geenen has also received a Semper Prize from the National Fund for Science Research and the Masius Prize from the Medico-Surgical Society.
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