2021 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Juleen R. Zierath, PhD
Juleen R. Zierath, PhD, is the recipient of the 2021 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. This award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding research, evaluation, and care in diabetes performed from an international perspective with an international impact.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and currently a professor of experimental physiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and professor of integrative physiology and executive director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Dr. Zierath performs translational research to delineate mechanisms for the development of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. Her current work is focused on the role of epigenetic modifications in the development of insulin resistance, and the interaction between circadian rhythms and exercise training in the control of metabolism.
Dr. Zierath is a member of the Nobel Assembly and Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and Academia Europaea, and a past president of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). She has served as editor-in-chief of Diabetologia and currently holds editorial positions with several scientific journals in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism, and interdisciplinary sciences.
She has received the Minkowski Prize from EASD, the Knud Lundbæk Award from the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes, the Nordic Medicine Prize, and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
Please join us in celebrating Juleen R. Zierath, PhD, for distinguished international service in the cause of diabetes.