Albert Renold Award
Robert S. Sherwin, MD
Robert S. Sherwin, MD, from Orange, Connecticut, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Albert Renold Award. The award was presented at the Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.
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.
Sherwin is currently the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine, chief of the Section of Endocrinology, and director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven. He is known as a patient, organized and thorough teacher whose passion for science inspires the quest for knowledge.
For 26 years, Sherwin served as director of the training program in diabetes and metabolism at Yale, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Many scientists in diabetes research have built independent reputations on the foundation of the training they received from Sherwin, who taught them how to design studies, how to collect and analyze data and how to present the results. His protégés can be found in the United States and abroad, in academia, industry and drug development.
Sherwin’s research interests include glucose counterregulation, brain fuel metabolism, effects of insulin on brain function and immune mechanisms leading to type 1 diabetes. He has served as President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association. He edited one of the major medical textbooks on diabetes and wrote the chapter on diabetes for Cecil Textbook of Medicine.