The American Diabetes Association is seeking
nominations of individuals eligible to receive the 2016 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards.
These awards are presented
to recognize and honor individuals in the diabetes scientific and medical
community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and who have made
signification contributions 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.
The eight prestigious scientific awards will be presented at the 76thScientific Sessions, June 10-14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The following links include complete award profile
information including criteria for selection and full submission requirements.
Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award
Lifetime Career Achievement in Diabetes Research
The Outstanding Scientific Achievement
Recognizing Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Diabetes Research from a
Researcher age 50 years old or younger.
Albert Renold Award
For Distinguished Service in Mentorship and Training of Diabetes Research
Outstanding Achievement in Clinical
Diabetes Research Award
individuals for outstanding contributions in patient-oriented clinical outcomes
research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and
The Outstanding Educator in
Honoring Meritorious Contributions to the Field of Diabetes Education
Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award
Acknowledging Outstanding Contributions to Diabetes Clinical Practice
Harold RIfkin Award
Honoring Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Kelly West Award
Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Epidemiology
Additionally four interest group lecture awards will be presented:
Edwin Bierman Award (Interest Group on Complications)
Norbert Freinkel Award (Interest Group on Pregnancy and Reproductive Health)
Roger Pecoraro Award (Interest Group on Foot Care)
Richard R. Rubin Award (Interest Group on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology)
The following criteria apply to all nominations:
- Eligibility for awards is limited to those who have not
received any other Association National Scientific Achievement Award
during the preceding three years.
- Nominees may not be current national officers of the
American Diabetes Association or have held a national office within the
past three years.
Instructions for Completing a Nomination:
One nominee may be nominated for
several awards, but each nomination must be submitted via a separate online
nomination/submission form with supporting documentation uploaded as one .pdf
Each nomination must include:
- 2016 nomination must be submitted using the online
Access the submission form.
Access a saved nomination.
- Letter of nomination should be no more than 400
words. Only letters signed by no
more than three individuals will be accepted. The nomination letter should
address criteria for selection as listed in the Award Profile.
- Nominee's CV with career and publication highlights.
- Nominee's biography
- Please see the Award Profiles for additional
Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.
NOTE: All nominations are reviewed by a peer committee, the ADA National
Medicine, Science and Health Care Award Committee. Award winners will be
notified in February 2016.