2019 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Juliana C.N. Chan, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP
Juliana C.N. Chan, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP is the recipient of the 2019 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. Sponsored by the Rifkin family, this award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding research, evaluation and care in diabetes performed from an international perspective with an international impact.
Dr. Chan is Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Founding Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recognized globally, Dr. Chan has impressively used research and professional education to inform practice and policies for the prevention and management of diabetes.
Over three decades, Dr. Chan has established large patient cohorts, biobanks and databases to define the causes and consequences of people with diabetes in Asia. She has systemically confirmed the benefits of a team-based structured care approach to reducing clinical events and mortality in people with diabetes. She also developed the innovative, 11-country Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) program to gather data and issue personalized reports to empower individual patients and reduce clinical inertia.
With several productive international research collaborations, Dr. Chan has published more than 500 papers and 20 book chapters, trained hundreds of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and has established institutes, laboratories and diabetes centers to generate and translate evidence to practice through public-private partnerships. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Juliana C.N. Chan for distinguished international service in the cause of diabetes.