Press Releases

Media Contact: Michelle Kirkwood, Vice President, Strategic Communications and Public Relations, press@diabetes.org

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

June 22, 2018
Identifying and Reducing Gender Gaps in Diabetes—Care, Research and the Health Care Profession
A distinctive panel of female leaders in the field of diabetes care and research are convening for several sessions during the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 78th Scientific Sessions® at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center to discuss and examine gender issues, gaps, and biases as they relate to the field of diabetes care, research and heath care careers.

June 15, 2018
Leading health organizations collaborate with industry on new initiative to combat growing diabetes and cardiovascular disease threat
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced the start of a new multi-year collaborative initiative supported by founding sponsors Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), and Novo Nordisk.

June 14, 2018
Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, to Receive American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Vivian Fonseca and Nagendran Family Diabetes Research Award
Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) 2018 Vivian Fonseca and Nagendran Family Diabetes Research Award.

June 14, 2018
Patient Groups: Uphold Health Care Law As Congress Intended
Patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today in the U.S. District Court case, Texas v. United States, citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court side with plaintiffs and move to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

June 12, 2018
Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH, Receives the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Edwin Bierman Award
Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Edwin Bierman Award.

June 8, 2018
Justice Department Argues to Roll Back Critical Patient Protections in Health Care Law
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last night it will not defend several critical patient protections in the health law and instead is arguing to end them. Twenty states led by the Attorney General (AG) of Texas filed a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in federal court in Texas.

June 7, 2018
Linda A. Barbour, MD, MSPH, FACP, Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Norbert Freinkel Award
Linda (Lynn) A. Barbour, MD, MSPH, FACP, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Norbert Freinkel Award, given in memory of Norbert Freinkel, a dedicated investigator and industry thought leader.

June 5, 2018
Edgar J. Peters, MD, PhD, MS, Receives the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Roger Pecoraro Award
Edgar J. Peters, MD, PhD, MS, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Roger Pecoraro Award.

May 31, 2018
Timothy T. Wysocki, PhD, ABPP, Named American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Richard R. Rubin Award Recipient
Timothy T. Wysocki, PhD, ABPP, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Richard R. Rubin Award.

May 25, 2018
Catherine C. Cowie, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
Catherine C. Cowie, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology.

May 24, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases Long- and Short-Term Public Policy Recommendations for Improving Insulin Affordability
Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability,” (Public Policy Statement) outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin affordability. The ADA’s recommendations include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing access to health care coverage for all people with diabetes.

May 22, 2018
Viswanathan Mohan, MD, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Viswanathan Mohan, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. This award honors individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes, performed with an international perspective and with international impact.

May 18, 2018
Andrew J. Ahmann, MD, Named American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes
Andrew J. Ahmann, MD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award. Presented annually, the award honors praiseworthy contributions to diabetes clinical practice.

May 16, 2018
Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN, to Receive the American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award. This award recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education.

May 16, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Applauds Reps. Reed and DeGette for Efforts to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training for Medicare Beneficiaries
The American Diabetes Association® today applauds House Diabetes Caucus co-chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) for their commitment to improving the lives of millions of Americans with diabetes by introducing the Expanding Access to the Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act.

May 11, 2018
Rury R. Holman, FMedSci, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award
The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) will present the 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award to Rury R. Holman, FMedSci. This award recognizes exceptional contributions in patient-oriented or clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment. Dr. Holman will be recognized with this honor during the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions, June 22-26, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

May 11, 2018
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Implementation of U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s National Menu Labeling Policy
On behalf of more than 114 million Americans living with and at risk for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the recent implementation of the national menu labeling policy by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

May 9, 2018
Mark A. Atkinson, PhD, Named American Diabetes Association’s ® 2018 Albert Renold Award Recipient
Mark A. Atkinson, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Albert Renold Award. This award recognizes 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.

May 8, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases White Paper by Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group at Hearing of Senate Special Committee on Aging
Today, the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer William T. Cefalu, MD, testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (Committee) at 10:00 a.m. ET. Dr. Cefalu addressed the Committee and answered questions about the rising costs of insulin, which impacts millions of Americans with diabetes who rely on this life-sustaining medication. He also shared the findings of the ADA’s “Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group: Conclusions and Recommendations” white paper, which was simultaneously published online today in the journal Diabetes Care.

May 4, 2018
Lora K. Heisler, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Lora K. Heisler, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA).

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