2018 Albert Renold Award - Mark A. Atkinson, PhD | American Diabetes Association

2018 Albert Renold Award
Mark A. Atkinson, PhD

Mark A. Atkinson, PhD, is the recipient of the 2018 Albert Renold Award. Supported by an unrestricted grant from Merck, this award is presented to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the development of communities of scientists to enhance diabetes research. 

Dr. Atkinson is the Jeffrey Keene Family Professor, American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar for Diabetes Research and Director of the Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida. With more than three decades dedicated to investigating the pathogenesis and natural history of type 1 diabetes (T1D), he has created a robust, collaborative environment for diabetes research that has contributed to significant advancements in our understanding of this disease. 

Notably, Dr. Atkinson founded the Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes (nPOD), a groundbreaking nation-wide effort that collects and distributes tissues from organ donors with T1D and those at risk for developing disease to investigators throughout the world. Through nPOD, Dr. Atkinson has helped facilitate the performance of nearly 230 projects by 350 investigators in 20 countries to answer key T1D research questions. Furthermore, Dr. Atkinson has been active in training the next generation of diabetes researchers, including mentoring more than 30 graduate students, fellows and junior faculty, and serving on the American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes Mentor Advisory Group.

Please join us in celebrating Mark A. Atkinson, PhD, for outstanding contributions to developing strong scientific communities working collaboratively to advance diabetes-related discoveries.

Award Ceremony Video