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National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
June 8 - 12, 2012, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

The American Diabetes Association's National Achievement Awards are designed to recognize and honor exceptional leadership among individuals who have made significant contributions to the Association through their outstanding career achievements and support in the areas of diabetes research, clinical care and education, including training, mentoring and international impact.

The awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge those individuals who play a major part in the advancement of the Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

2012 National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards
 
Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award

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.

 

Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

The Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in the field of diabetes, taking into consideration independence of thought and originality.

 

Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

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.

 

Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology

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. 
 
 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award
The Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding efforts in diabetes care and is recognized as a highly regarded clinician and educator with more than 10 years of distinguished service.
 

Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes

The Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes honors individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes that has been performed with an international perspective and with international impact.

 

Albert Renold Award

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.

 

Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Interest Group Lecture Award for Distinguished Contributions
The Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Interest Group Lecture Award for Distinguished Contributions recognizes a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding and/or innovative contributions in the study and understanding of behavioral aspects of diabetes.

 

Edwin Bierman Lecture Award

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.

 

Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award

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.

 

Norbert Freinkel Lecture Award

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.