Edwin Bierman Lecture Award
Theodore Mazzone, MD, FACP
Theodore Mazzone, MD, FACP, from Chicago, Illinois, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Edwin Bierman Lecture Award. The award was presented at the Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.
The Edwin Bierman Lecture Award recognizes a leading scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the field of diabetes-related macrovascular complications and related risk factors. The award is supported by an endowment established in 1999 by Merck and Co., Inc.
Currently chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, in the Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Mazzone has been a leader in the fields of lipoprotein metabolism, diabetes, and obesity for over 25 years. His seminal work on the molecular basis of how apoE metabolism relates to lipoprotein disorders and atherosclerosis has been of particular emphasis in the setting of type 2 diabetes.
An active researcher, Mazzone has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) almost continuously since 1984. His current work focuses on the mechanism by which adipose tissue expression of apoE influences systemic substrate distribution and vessel wall homeostasis. He is principal investigator of the University of Illinois Clinical Translational Science Award from the NIH. He served as the chair of the Diabetes Committee for the American Heart Association. He is co-editor of the 2007 book Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease.