Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award
Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD
The Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award is the Association’s highest scientific award and honors an individual who has made significant, long-term contributions to our understanding of diabetes, its treatment and/or prevention. The award is named after Nobel Prize winner Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin treatment for diabetes.This year's recipient is Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD.
Albert Renold Award
George S. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD
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. This year's recipient is George S. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD.
Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RD, CDE
The Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education, spent many years of effort in the field, and have benefited recipients of education.This year's recipient is Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RD, CDE.
Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
Knut Borch-Johnsen, MD, PhD
The Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology 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. This year's recipient is Knut Borch-Johnsen, MD, PhD.
Samuel Rahbar Outstanding Discovery Award
Samuel Rahbar, MD, PhD
This year, the Association is bestowing a special, one-time National Scientific Achievement Award, the Samuel Rahbar Outstanding Discovery Award presented to its namesake, Samuel Rahbar, MD, PhD, in recognition of his discovery of HbA1c as a marker of glycemic status in patients with diabetes.
Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award
Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP
The Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of the detection, treatment, and prevention of diabetic foot complications. It is supported by an educational grant from Curative Health Services, ConvaTec, Ortho McNeil-Pharmaceuticals, and Sechrist Clinical Services.This year's recipient is Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP.
Norbert Freinkel Lecture Award
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG
The Norbert Freinkel Lecture Award is given in memory of Norbert Freinkel, a dedicated and insightful investigator as well as gifted writer, to honor a researcher who has made outstanding contributions, including scientific publications and presentations, to the understanding and treatment of diabetes and pregnancy. This year's recipient is E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG.
Edwin Bierman Lecture Award
Ronald M. Krauss, MD
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. This year's recipient is Ronald M. Krauss, MD.