Albert Renold Award
Peter H. Bennett, MB, ChB, FRCP, FFPH
The 2013 Albert Renold Award has been given to Peter H. Bennett, MB, ChB, FRCP, FFPH. Supported by a grant from Merck, this award is presented to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the facilitation of diabetes research.
Currently scientist emeritus at the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch (PECRB) of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Bennett has taught hundreds of scientists over his career, guiding them with his fresh insights and critical thinking on the problems of diabetes epidemiology, prevention, and control. Dr. Bennett has directly mentored over 50 scientists, many of whom now hold leadership positions in academic and federal institutions focused on diabetes and its complications.
As chief of the PECRB from 1970 to 2000, Dr. Bennett established a robust research environment for hundreds of clinicians, epidemiologists, physiologists, geneticists, and nutritionists to expand the knowledge of diabetes while working together with the Gila River Pima Indian community.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Bennett has organized, led, or taught diabetes epidemiology training courses sponsored by universities and diabetes organizations worldwide. Often these courses have been the springboard for young scientists in countries with limited diabetes infrastructure to develop programs in their own countries, expanding our knowledge of diabetes.