Head of Department of Pediatrics, Diabetology Clinic, Medical Faculty of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.
From 2010 to 2019 provincial consultant in diabetology and from 2019 provincial consultant in pediatric endocrinology and diabetology for the Province of Silesia. Since 2016 Member of the Task Force of the Polish Academy of Sciences PAN on the evaluation of diabetes epidemiology in Poland and the quality of public statistics. Since 2019 she is a Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, on the Human Development Committee.
She is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia. She has completed numerous scientific internships and courses in prestigious national and international diabetology centres, e. g. Erasmus University of Rotterdam (the Netherlands), WHO Epidemiological Course Cambridge (United Kingdom), Wright University, Dayton (USA). She works in many national and international scientific groups (e. g. EUCADET - European Children and Adolescent Diabetes and Endocrine Trials network, Hvidøre Study Group). She was and is a contractor of many national and international scientific grants (e. g. NCBiR STRATEGMED TREGS, EURODIAB, EUBIROD, INTERPRET, INNODIA).
Lecturer at national and international scientific congresses, courses, workshops. Author of over several hundred scientific publications and numerous popular and educational materials for diabetic patients.
National scientific programmes:
1999-2002 KBN 4PO5EO73/8 Selected genetic markers in children with type 1 diabetes and members of their families in the population of Upper Silesia (main investigator)
2000-2001 Batory Foudation 18399/99/WB/W "Developmental Diabetes and Endocrinology on the Internet (project leader)
2004-2004 PB2/KBN/040/P04/08 interuniversity (Institute of Oncology, University of Silesia, Silesian University of Technology, Medical University of Silesia), Application of modern functional genomics methods to solve important problems in biotechnology and medicine (main investigator)
2005-2008 National Programme of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation (WOŚP) -Evaluation of insulin pump therapy for the youngest children with diabetes (main contractor)
2005-2008 KBN 3 T11F010 „
Bioinformatic methods for identification of genetic and environmental risk factors for major autoimmune diseases of the endocrine glands" (main contractor)
2008-2010 KBN 407 022535 Population variation of the glucokinase (GCK) gene in the pathogenesis and clinical course of diabetes (principal investigator)
2008-2010 KBN-6-347/08: Evaluation of the role of selected genetic factors and endothelial function in the development of hypertension in children with type 1 diabetes (project manager)
2010-2013 KBNN519 579938 New bioinformatics methods for studying genetic diseases of complex inheritance type (main contractor) UM Łódź
IP2010 004770 Psychiatric problems in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes - influence on treatment effects, metabolic control and quality of life UM Łódź
2015-2016 Influence of FTO gene polymorphism on the effects of empowerment-type psychotherapy in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes (main investigator), UM Białystok
NCBiR STRATEGMED TREGS Cell therapy based on artificially propagated regulatory lymphocytes, the consortium of SUM Katowice, UM of Lodz, UM of Bialystok and UM of Rzeszow (main contractor)
International scientific programmes
(main scientist; selected):
1999- nadal EURODIAB - Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Europe (grant EU
2002- 2019 TRIGR - Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically At Risk (koordynator regionalny, grant NIH
2003, 2005 PedPumpStudy PPSG European Pediatric Pump Survey, Round 2 i 3
2003-2008 EUCID– EU - European Core Indicators in Diabetes (grant EU
2008-2011 EUBIROD-EU - European Best Indicators through Regional Outcomes Diabetes (grant EU
2009-2011 OCAPI - European post-marketing observational prospective cohort study of children with type 1 diabetes treated with Apidra (koordynator krajowy)
2009-2011 INTERPRET - International Report on Routine Practice of Sensor-enabled Pump Therapy
2009- nadal The Hvidøre Study Group on Childhood Diabetes
2015- nadal INNODIA Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) (grant EU
- -2020 Medtronic “ Usefulness evaluation of CGMS in analyzing and preveting hyper hypoglycemia fluction cardic surgery patients at perioperative perios treated in Cardic Surgery Intensive Care Unit”
2018- nadal Janssen- Cilag „ Randomizowane, wieloośrodkowe, podwójnie zaślepione, prowadzone w grupach równoległych kontrolowane placebo badanie kliniczne mające na celu ocenę skuteczności i bezpieczeństwa kanagliflozyny u dzieci i młodzieży z cukrzyca typu 2”
2020- nadal INNODIA HARVEST Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of type 1 diabetes -HARVESTing THE FRUITS OF INNODIA
2020 Ceryfikat GCP “ Essential Good Clinical Practoce” Brookwood International Academy
According to the list of the library of the Medical University of Silesia, the total number of full-text works: 639 with the IF score of 217. 718 and the MNiSW score of 4867. 000, as well as the authorship of 60 chapters and 6 book studies (the list of the Medical University of Silesia since 1998).
103 papers were cited in 1486 publications, Hirsch index: 18 in Web of Science Core Collection and Scopus database respectively.
Co-author of published international and national guidelines
- ISPAD Consensus Guidelines 2000, 2009, 2014 and 2018 their Polish editions (Practical Medicine - Pediatrics 2001, 2010, 2015) and IDF 2012
- PTD clinical recommendations for the management of patients with diabetes, published annually (2005-still)
- Committee on Standards for the Treatment of Children with Insulin Pumps, Common Position: ADA (American Diabetes Association), EASD (European Association for the Study of Dia betes), ESPE (European Society of Pediatrics Endocrinology), ISPAD (International Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes) i LWPES (Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society – Diabetes Care 2007;30,6,1653-1662).