Robert R. Henry, MD - Immediate Past President, Medicine & Science
Immediate Past President, Medicine & Science
Robert R. Henry‚ MD, is Immediate Past President‚ Medicine & Science of the American Diabetes Association‚ the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. He is also Professor of Medicine‚ Department of Medicine‚ Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California‚ San Diego‚ and Chief of the Section on Diabetes‚ Endocrinology‚ and Metabolism and Director of the Center for Metabolic Research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
Henry has served on numerous local and national American Diabetes Association committees and task forces‚ while participating in many fund-raising events over the years. His national service with the Association includes a term on the Board of Directors and the Research Foundation Board of Directors‚ as well as appointments to the Professional Practice Committee‚ the Publications Policy Committee‚ the Research Grant Review Panel‚ and the Research Policy Committee. He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association's Pinnacle Society. This is a recognition society representative of individuals who are providing significant contributions to the Association. He is also Past–President of the San Diego Community Leadership Board.
As a researcher‚ Henry has primarily focused on exploring insulin resistance in human cell culture systems of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue and in people with diabetes. He is considered one of the premier investigators in the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Over the past 25 years‚ Henry has received more than 60 diabetes research–related grants and awards‚ including an American Diabetes Association Research and Development Award and the Association's Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award for his research on the mechanisms of insulin resistance in Metabolic Syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Well–known within the international diabetes research community‚ Henry is frequently invited to share his work at premier research events worldwide.
Henry received his Medical degree and completed his residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology at the University of Manitoba Medical School. He received his pre-medical science training at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba‚ Canada and received post-fellowship training in diabetes at the University of Colorado in Denver. His Board Certifications include the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh‚ Scotland.