University and professional career

Postdoctoral fellow (since 12/12)

University Medical Center Ulm| Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine| Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes| Germany

 

Studies of Medical Biometry (since 09/2012)

Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics| University of Heidelberg| Germany

Title master thesis ""Handling longitudinal missing data during childhood in birth cohorts: a comparison of multiple imputation, joint models and survival analysis for the development of overweight" (under evaluation)

Prof. Dr. Jan Beyersmann| Institut for Statistics| University Ulm| Germany

 

Postgraduate studies (02/09-11/12)

University Medical Center Ulm| Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine| Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes| Germany

Doctoral thesis:"Identification of early childhood and family factors associated with cardiovascular risk factors in pre-pubertal age" (Dr. biol. hum.)

 

Studies of nutritional sciences at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (10/03-01/09)

Diploma thesis: "Breastfeeding as influence factor on the nutritional status of children and adolescents – an analysis of examinations of preschool and school children in the region of Jena, Saalfeld and Meiningen" (Dipl. Troph.)

Institute of Nutrition| Department of Human Nutrition| Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Scientific Awards

AGPD-Abstract-Award (AAA)| JA-PED 2015| Essen| Germany (2015)

for the abstract with the title "Association between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI values and BMI trajectories in offsprings in childhood- Results of the Ulm Birth Cohort Study [Zusammenhang zwischen dem BMI der Mutter vor der Schwangerschaft und der BMI-Trajektorie des Kindes im Kindesalter- Ergebnisse aus der Ulmer Kinderstudie"

President Poster Award | ESPE 2012 | Leipzig| Germany (2012)

Title: „Elevated insulin concentrations at birth and at prepubescent age are associated with an altered BMI course during childhood – Results of the Ulm Birth Cohort Study (UBCS)

Poster prize| 27. Annual Meeting of the German Adiposity Foundation|Bochum|Germany (2011)

Title: „The maternal cardiovascular profile as determinant for the child’s cardiovascular profile – Findings of the Ulm Birth Cohort“

STEPS-AWARD (category: clinical studies)|Prize of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pädiatrische Endokrinologie und Diabetologie|6Th Joint annual meeting of the working groups for paediatric endocrinology and paediatric diabetology| Berlin| Germany (2011)

Thesis: "The maternal BMI before and at the end of pregnancy determine children‘s fasting blood concentration of insulin – Findings of the Ulm Birth Cohort"

Membership in scientific societies

  • German Obesity Association (DAG)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderendokrinologie und –diabtologie (DGKED) [German Association for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes]
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Adipositas im Kindes- und Jugendalter (AGA) [Working Group for obesity in children and adolescents]