Anna Mae Diehl (Durham, NC, USA)
- Anna Mae Diehl, MD, FAASLD is currently the Florence McAlister Professor of Medicine at Duke University. She is a physician scientist and academic hepatologist. Her lab-based research activities focus on basic mechanisms of liver repair and complement her translational/clinical research programs in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In the past two years, Dr. Diehl has co-authored 10 peer-reviewed manuscripts on these topics. Dr. Diehl has been an associate editor/editorial board member for major journals such as HEPATOLOGY, Gastroenterology, GUT, The American Journal of Physiology, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature Reviews, and eLife. In addition, she has served as a standing member of several NIH study sections and scientific advisory councils for NIDDK, NCI, NIAAA, the American Liver Foundation, the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, NIDDK Digestive Disease Centers at Baylor, USC and U Pittsburgh, and NIAAA Alcohol Research Centers at U Louisville and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Diehl is a past-president of the Gastroenterology Research Group, former AASLD Governing Board Councilor-at-Large. Dr. Diehl is currently member of the Executive Governing Council for the International Association for the Study of Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid, as well as Co-Chair of the NAFLD Special Interest Group for the AASLD. Dr. Diehl’s basic research program has enjoyed uninterrupted NIH RO1 support since 1990 and she has been the Principal Investigator for the NASH CRN UO1 clinical research program at Duke since its inception over 15 years ago. Dr. Diehl’s research contributions to the fields of regenerative medicine, alcohol-related liver disease and NAFLD have been acknowledged by election for membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Interurban Clinical Club, Association of Academic Professors and Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, as well as awards such as an NIH/NIAAA Merit Award, the NIAAA Mendelson Award, the Duke Distinguished Faculty Award, and the AASLD Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. Training the next generation of biomedical researchers has always been a priority for Dr. Diehl. She has been the primary research mentor for over 70 individuals, served on multiple scientific review panels for NIH-, VA-, AGA- and AASLD- career development awards, and regularly participated in post-graduate courses and career development workshops as an invited speaker. Dr. Diehl’s contributions to mentoring have been acknowledged by the Duke School of Medicine Research Mentoring Award, the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Research Mentoring Award, and the AGA Hepatobiliary Section Research Mentoring Award.