Banting Medal for Service
Robert R. Henry, MD
Robert R. Henry‚ MD, from San Diego, California, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Banting Medal for Service. The award was presented at the Association's 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego.
Currently professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine‚ Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, at the University of California‚ San Diego, chief of the Section on Diabetes‚ Endocrinology‚ and Metabolism, and director of the Center for Metabolic Research at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Henry is considered one of the premier investigators in the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance.
Over the past 25 years‚ Henry has received more than 80 grants and awards for diabetes-related research‚ including an American Diabetes Association Research and Development Award and the Association’s Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award for his research on the mechanisms of insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. He has authored more than 300 scientific journal articles and book chapters, the most recent publications describing the metabolic and cardiovascular effects of novel therapies for insulin resistance and diabetes, as well as defects of insulin signal transduction in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue of people with type 2 diabetes.
His national service with the Association includes a term on the Board of Directors and the Research Foundation’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Pinnacle Society and is past-president of the San Diego Community Leadership Board.