Prof. Hanna SzajewskaMedical University of Warsaw, Poland
Hania Szajewska, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw and the Chair of the Medical Sciences Council. Among her various functions, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; a member of the Council and then as the General Secretary of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN); the Secretary of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Most recently, she joined the Board of Directors of the International Scientitic Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). Prof. Szajewska has broad interests in nutrition but her research focuses on the effects of early nutritional interventions on later outcome; and the gut microbiota modifications such as with various biotics (probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics). She is or has been actively involved in several European Union-funded research projects. She is an enthusiastic advocate for the practice of evidence-based medicine. Prof. Szajewska has co-authored 30 book chapters and over 400 peer-reviewed publications, with more that 18,140 citations and a Hirsch index of 72 (WoS, March 2023). She has been ranked in the top 2% of the world’s most-cited researchers.