Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
Frederick L. Brancati, MD, MHS, FACP
Frederick L. Brancati, MD, MHS, FACP, from Baltimore, Maryland, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. The award was presented at the Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.
The Kelly West Award is given in memory of Kelly West, widely regarded as the “father of diabetes epidemiology.” Each year, the award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology, including scientific publications and teaching experience.
Brancati has advanced the field of diabetes epidemiology through innovative clinical research and the mentoring of young scholars. He holds several positions at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he is a professor of medicine and epidemiology. He directs the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Diabetes Prevention and Control Core, and he is a core faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.
Known for the breadth of his accomplishments, Brancati has studied trends in diabetes prevalence across age, race and ethnicity in the United States; novel risk factors for type 2 diabetes; novel complications of diabetes, including cancer and lung function; and risk prediction for incident diabetes and diabetic complications. He chaired committees in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Look AHEAD (Action For Health in Diabetes).