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Cees Tack full professor

Cornelis J. Tack is professor in internal medicine, particularly diabetology and head of the diabetes dection at Radboudumc.

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Cees Tack full professor

Cornelis J. Tack is professor in internal medicine, particularly diabetology and head of the diabetes dection at Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

He received his medical degree from the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 1985, where he graduated cum laude, completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Elisabeth Hospital, Amersfoort, followed by a fellowship training at Radboudumc. In 1997 he defended his thesis entitled “Cardiovascular effects of insulin. Studies in normal and insulin resistant subjects”, which was nominated for the best thesis in diabetes. In 1997, shortly after becoming licensed to practice medicine in the USA, Tack became a clinical associate in the clinical neuroscience Branch at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where he worked for 1.5 years.

Tack has acquired several grants as a principal investigator including topics such as insulin resistance in relation to the sympathetic nervous system, vascular changes in response to AMPK activation, hypoglycemia unawareness.

Currently, the main focus is on the interaction of insulin resistance and fat tissue inflammation. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to several books. He is a teacher for undergraduate and graduate medical students, residents and fellows and is actively involved in post-graduate education. 

Tack is involved in several (inter)national organizations and committees in the field of diabetes. In 2010 he was elected as a member of the Executive Council of the EASD and served as chair of the Post-Graduate Education Committee from 2010-2013. Tack has always kept a strong interest in clinical diabetology and in the translation of new research findings into daily clinical practice.

Field of study

Internal Medicine

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more