Professor Annegret Kuhn, MD, MBA

Professor Annegret Kuhn, MD, MBA

Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Trials (IZKS), University Medical Center Mainz,

Annegret Kuhn is Head of the Interdisciplinary Study Center for Clinical Trials (IZKS) at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.

Professor Kuhn acquired her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, where she also received her German Board Certification for Dermatology and Venereology and her Qualification as University Lecturer. In 1999, Professor Kuhn was awarded a Lise-Meitner Fellowship by the Ministry for School and Education of North Rhine-Westphalia and in 2004 she was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship by the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has worked in several University Departments and Scientific Institutions, such as the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, and the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany.

Her major clinical and scientific interest is translational immunology and human autoimmune diseases. Professor Kuhn is particularly interested in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and classification and treatment of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. The IZKS performs translational research and transfers technologies from basic science to pharmaceutical application by conducting investigator-initiated and sponsor-initiated trials according to the guidelines for Good Clinical Practice. Professor Kuhn is Chair of the European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (EUSCLE) and member of several German and international medical societies.

Professor Kuhn is interested in Health Care and Science Management. In 2013, she completed the MBA Health Care Management Program at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. She is also member of various editorial and clinical advisory boards and reviewer of several clinical and scientific peer reviewed journals. She has published widely in high impact journals, such as Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, including more than 150 original and review articles.

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