WIN ADA Awards
Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award
Nominations for the Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award will accepted until 8 p.m. ET on September 15, 2023.
The Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award is given in memory of Lois Jovanovic, MD, a renowned scientist in the field of diabetes and women’s health who passed away in September 2018. Dr. Jovanovic, who lived with type 1 diabetes herself, drove research that improved neonatal outcomes for other women affected by the disease, and was an iconic woman scientist in the field. Presented by the Women’s Interprofessional Network of the American Diabetes Association (WIN ADA), the Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award recognizes a woman scientist, clinician, educator, or other female professional who has made a significant impact in the field of diabetes and/or in the lives of people affected by the disease.
Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award Eligibility Criteria:
• Principal criteria: To recognize a female professional in the diabetes field who has made outstanding contributions to diabetes research, clinical practice, diabetes education, public health, and/or other related disciplines.
• Nominees will be recognized for national and/or international contributions to the field of diabetes. Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible.
• There are no specific degree requirements.
• Nominees’ contributions to the ADA and to the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.
• Nominees may not be current ADA national officers or have held a national officer position within the past three years.
• Nominees may not be current members of the WIN ADA Advisory Group or serve on the ADA’s Medicine, Science, & Health Care Awards Committee.
Nomination Submission Guidelines:
Nomination packages must include:
• Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words), signed by no more than 3 individuals
• Nominee's biography
• Nominee's curriculum vitae with career and publication highlights, as well as documentation of teaching and mentorship
Nominations are accepted from professional members of the ADA as well as non-members. Nominations from WIN ADA members are highly encouraged and will be solicited.
Nominations are accepted via the Awards Application portal. Nominators must create or log into the ADA's Community Hub website.
Award Recipient Selection Process: The award recipient will be chosen by the WIN ADA Advisory Group. The selection committee will review and discuss all nominations and select the recipient on the basis of outstanding achievements in diabetes care, research, education, or related disciplines.
2023 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award Winner
Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, is the recipient of the 2023 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award. This award recognizes a woman who has made a significant impact in diabetes care, research, education, or public health. Dr. Albright provided remarks at the Women’s Interprofessional Network of the American Diabetes Association (WIN ADA) reception at the 83rd Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Albright is known for her work in the areas of exercise, nutrition, body composition, diabetes complications, diabetes surveillance, and public health approaches to diabetes prevention and management. As the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation from 2007 to 2020, she led an expert team working to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes by translating science into practice.
Prior to her post at CDC, Dr. Albright served as chief of the California Diabetes Program for the California Department of Health Services. During this time, Dr. Albright also held an academic appointment in the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco, and served as a clinical dietitian in a local county clinic. From 2003 to 2004, Dr. Albright served as the senior health policy advisor in the Office of the United States Surgeon General and led the Secretary of Health’s Diabetes Detection Initiative. Please join us in celebrating Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, for her significant contributions to diabetes care, research, education, and public health.
WIN ADA Abstract Awards
We are excited to highlight a select group of abstracts that have been chosen for recognition at the 83rd Scientific Sessions in San Diego.
Basic Science: Islet Biology, Immunology, Physiology, or Obesity
Circulating Foamy CD36hi Ly6Clo Monocytes in Mouse Models of Diabetic Dyslipidemia
JOCELYN CERVANTES, FARAH KRAMER, KARIN BORNFELDT, JENNY E. KANTER, Seattle, WA
Presentation Number: 39-OR
Session Title: New Progress in Defining Biological Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk and Protection in Diabetes (With Edwin Bierman Award Lecture) (Includes Livestream)
Session Time: Friday, June 23, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Behavioral Medicine, Nutrition, Exercise, and Education
Coparenting Cooperation and Conflict Predict Parent Depressive Symptoms 1.5 Years after Young Child T1D Diagnosis
LEYI KANG, CHRISTINE H. WANG, MARISA E. HILLIARD, CARRIE TULLY, MAUREEN MONAGHAN, RANDI STREISAND, Washington, DC, Houston, TX
Presentation Number: 675-P
Session Title: Saturday General Poster Session
Session Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clinical Diabetes, Epidemiology, and Diabetes Complications
Genetic Ancestry Influences Metformin Treatment Response in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes
SHYLAJA SRINIVASAN, LING CHEN, MEGAN M. KELSEY, JENNIFER TODD, SILVA A. ARSLANIAN, NANCY T. CHANG, LORI M. LAFFEL, LYNNE L. LEVITSKY, JENNIFER E. SPRAGUE, TONI I. POLLIN, ALISA MANNING, JOSE C. FLOREZ, San Francisco, CA, Aurora, CO, Burlington, VT, Pittsburgh, PA, Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, St. Louis, MO, Baltimore, MD, Cambridge, MA
Presentation Number: 1091-P
Session Title: Monday General Poster Session
Session Time: Monday, June 26, 2023, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sex as a Biological Variable
STIM1 Interacts with G Protein–Coupled Estrogen Receptor Signaling to Maintain ß-Cell Identity in Female Mice
MADELINE MCLAUGHLIN, PAUL SOHN, PREETHI KRISHNAN, CHIH-CHUN LEE, TATSUYOSHI KONO, CARMELLA EVANS-MOLINA, Indianapolis, IN
Presentation Number: 232-OR
Session Title: Insulin Secretion
Session Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Past Award Recipients
- Maureen Gannon, PhD (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Alison Affinati, MD, PhD (Basic Science: Islet Biology, Immunology, Physiology, or Obesity)
- Rebecca Vitale, MD, MPH (Behavioral Medicine, Nutrition, Exercise, and Education)
- Elaine Chow, MBChB, PhD (Clinical Diabetes, Epidemiology, and Diabetes Complications)
- Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDCES (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Nida Haider, PhD (Sex as a Biological Variable and Women's Health Abstract Award)
- Carmella Evans-Molina, PhD, MD (Basic Science: Islet Biology, Immunology, Physiology, or Obesity Abstract Award)
- Kimber Simmons, MD, MS (Clinical Diabetes, Epidemiology, and Diabetic Complications Abstract Award)
- Lu Hu, PhD (Behavioral Medicine, Nutrition, Education, and Exercise Abstract Award)
- Judith E. Fradkin, MD (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Danielle Dean, PhD (Basic Science Abstract Award)
- Samantha F. Ehrlich, PhD, MPH (Behavioral Medicine Abstract Award)
- Xiang Liu, PhD (Clinical Diabetes Abstract Award)
- Aki T-B. Chaffin, PhDc (Sex as a Biological Variable Abstract Award)
- Chelsea Hutch, PhD (Basic Science Abstract Award)
- Michelle Perfect, PhD (Behavioral Medicine Abstract Award)
- Maisa Feghali, MD (Clinical Diabetes Abstract Award)
- Durga Singer, MA, MD (Sex as Biological Variable Abstract Award)