2013 Norbert Freinkel Award

The 2013 Norbert Freinkel Award has been given to Dr. Caroline A. Crowther. 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.

Currently professor of maternal and perinatal health at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, and clinical director the Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, within the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Dr. Crowther is internationally recognized for her extensive experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter trials. She has been involved in numerous trials of therapies to improve outcomes following gestational diabetes, as well as studies of preterm birth and hypertensive disease in pregnancy. Results from these studies have led to the translation of research findings into clinical practice guidelines and health policy, improving maternal and perinatal health. Dr. Crowther has published 179 primary research papers and 93 Cochrane Reviews.