The National Scientific & Health Care Awards are presented to recognize and honor individuals in the diabetes scientific and medical community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributionsthrough their outstanding career achievements and support in the areas of diabetes research, clinical care and education including training, mentoring and international impact.
These 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.
These awards are presented at the American Diabetes Association's 80th Scientific Sessions Virtual Experience furing the National Scientific Achievement Awards Online Presentation Ceremony on June 15, 2020.
2020 In Memoriam and Awards Ceremony Videos
Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement - Ele Ferranini, MD
Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award - Jiandie Lin, PhD
Albert Renold Award - Elizabeth Seaquist, MD
Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award - Bernard Zinman, OC, MDCM, FRCPC, FACP
Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award - Wiliam H. Polonsky, PhD, CDCES
Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award - M. Sue Kirkman, MD
Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes - Anne-Marie Felton, RN (retd), DSN (retd)
Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology - Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH