Norbert Freinkel Lecture Award
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG
The Norbert Freinkel Award Lecture has been given to E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG. This 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. Dr. Reece gave the Norbert Freinkel Lecture, “Unraveling the Bio-molecular Mechanisms of Diabetes-Induced Birth Defects,” on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Currently the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor, dean of the School of Medicine, and vice president for medical affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Reece is one of the leaders in the field of diabetes embryopathy. He directs a National Institutes of Health research laboratory group studying the mechanisms of diabetes-induced birth defects.
In addition to publishing over five hundred papers, Dr. Reece has edited a dozen books on maternal and fetal medicine, including Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy: Principles and Practice (1988 and 1995) and Diabetes in Women: Adolescence, Pregnancy, and Menopause (2004). He has written chapters for forty books, including “Management of Pregnant Women with Diabetes” in the American Diabetes Association’s Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Conditions (2003), and “Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy” in Danforth’s Obstetrics & Gynecology (2008).