Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship 2017

 

Wafaa Laymoun

was awarded the Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship for 2017

 

Dr. Wafaa Laymoun, was born in Mansoura, Egypt on 10.03.1984. She got interested in diabetes and endocrinology as her father was a professor of adult endocrinology and this was the start of her career story. She was the first of her class on graduation from medical school in Mansoura University in 2006. She worked as a resident then as a senior registrar in pediatrics in Mansoura University Children’s Hospital from 2007 to 2016. She finished her Master’s degree in pediatrics in 2012. She was awarded a grant from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology to fund her PhD thesis which evaluated the glucocorticoids circadian rhythm in asthmatic children and she finished her MD degree in pediatrics in 2017. Currently, she is working as a lecturer of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Mansoura Faculty of medicine and she is responsible for teaching medical students, fellows, nurses and health care professionals at the regional level. She is running specialized outpatient clinics and she provides clinical supervision for the inpatient cases.

She has a number of international publications. She has attended many national and international meetings. The first international course was the 15th ISPAD science school in Milan, Italy, under the direction of Andrea Scaramuzza and Carine de Beaufort who encouraged her to apply for the upcoming schools and fellowships. Later, she was awarded travel grants to attend ASPED/ISPAD, ASPED/ESPE and ESPE-Diabetes Obesity Metabolism schools in 2015 and 2016.

She was awarded ESPE clinical fellowship and had the chance to be trained in pediatric endocrinology under the supervision of Professor Khalid Hussain and endocrinology team staff in Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Her recent research was concerning genetic diagnosis of neonatal diabetes in Egypt with the help of Exeter genetic laboratory staff.

Currently, she is devoted to pediatric diabetes to be the next step in her career and education. She is dedicated to creating a national registry system for diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents in Egypt starting with the Delta region. Her second future plan is to establish insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring services at her center.

Finally, Wafaa is happy about being awarded ISPAD Drash fellowship. She expresses her gratitude to ISPAD which always supports and offers chances for young researchers from all over the world without discrimination between the developed and the developing countries.

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