Albert Renold Award
Philip E. Cryer, MD
Philip E. Cryer, MD, from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2010 Albert Renold Award. The award was presented at the Association’s 70th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida.
The Albert Renold Award is presented to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training of diabetes research scientists and the facilitation of diabetes research.
Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Cryer is a translational investigator who has studied the physiology of glucose counterregulation and its pathophysiology, and the relationship of the latter to clinical hypoglycemia for nearly four decades.
Dr. Cryer’s research has been recognized by the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement of the American Diabetes Association, the Claude Bernard Medal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the Novartis Award for Longstanding Achievement in Diabetes, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen. He served as editor-in-chief of Diabetes and as President of the American Diabetes Association (1996–1997).
Dr. Cryer has mentored dozens of fellows who have risen to prominence in a wide array of disciplines in medical science, among them Drs. Irl Hirsh, Patrick Boyle, Simon Heller, Carmine Fanelli, Steve Liggett, and Dwight Towler.
He encourages independent scientific lines of investigation by providing supervision, but also enough latitude to permit mistakes. Because of his expert guidance, many have joined the investigative force and widened our understanding of the many dimensions of diabetes.
New fellows in Dr. Cryer’s lab are encouraged to present their research projects. They receive extensive training and guidance and are introduced to leading scientists in diabetes so they can learn to express themselves confidently.