Banting Medal for Service
Richard M. Bergenstal, MD
Richard M. Bergenstal, MD, from Minneapolis, Minnesota received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2010 Banting Medal for Service. The award was presented at the Association’s 70th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida June 25-29.
The Banting Medal for Service is presented annually to the American Diabetes Association’s President of Medicine & Science for his or her outstanding leadership and service to the Association.
Dr. Bergenstal has dedicated more than 30 years to making life better for people with diabetes. He is the executive director of the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and clinical professor for the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Bergenstal currently serves as principal investigator on two NIH trials. His most recent efforts have concentrated on translating new research and education findings into practice. In addition to studying the best systems for delivering quality diabetes care, he continues to explore the value of glucose monitoring, incretin therapy and insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes, and insulin pump/sensor therapy in type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Bergenstal has served on the American Diabetes Association’s National Board of Directors and has held leadership roles in several of its committees. He has also served as chair of the Association’s Professional Section Interest Group on Clinical Endocrinology, Health Care Delivery and Public Health. Dr. Bergenstal has also served in a number of Association leadership positions in Minnesota. He has been honored with the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Physician Clinician in 2007, the Minnesota Health Award in 2004 and the Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in 1994, as a co-investigator of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT).
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