Prof. Dr. Dinger-Ehrenthal is moving to Düsseldorf from the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics at Heidelberg University Hospital, where she was Managing Senior Physician since August 2020 and Senior Physician since November 2017. She is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. Prof. Dinger-Ehrenthal studied psychology (Dipl.) and human medicine at the universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg (clinical section human medicine). In 2008 she was awarded a doctorate in psychology ("summa cum laude") from the University of Göttingen. A research stay took her to Adelphi University, New York, USA, for one year in 2012 / 2013 as a postdoctoral research fellow. She habilitated in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University of Heidelberg in 2020.
Prof. Dinger-Ehrenthal has received several awards. She received the Scientific Paper Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2020, the "Adolf-Ernst Meyer Prize for Therapy Research" of the DKPM (German College of Psychosomatic Medicine) in 2018, the "Olympia Morata Habilitation Scholarship for Women" of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg, the "Hamburg Fellowship for Personality Disorders" in 2015 and the "Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award "of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). In 2009, she was selected for the German Research Foundation's (DFG) Young Investigators Programme in Clinical Research and also received the Gerhardt Nissen Foundation's "Psychotherapy in Medicine" award in 2009. From 2008 to 2010, she was funded by the "Carus Scholarship" for the Clinical Research Qualification Programme of the German College of Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM).