ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award to David M. Nathan, MD. This award was established to recognize outstanding contributions in patient-oriented clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment. Dr. Nathan will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 75th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 5-9, 2015, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.
Currently Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Clinical Research Center and of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nathan is an internationally recognized expert on diabetes and its treatment and complications.
Dr. Nathan served as an architect of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and continues to co-chair its long-term follow up, DCCT/EDIC. He is Chair of the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study. As such, his contributions have had a tremendous impact on diabetes research and care throughout the world.
His body of work comprises more than 500 publications, chapters and books. Dr. Nathan is especially lauded for his support and guidance of colleagues, and, in particular, of junior investigators. By investing his resources in new investigators, he has grown an impressive network of able and experienced diabetes clinical researchers whose work extends beyond his individual contributions. His dedication to the field has advanced collaborative science and produced landmark trials that define current understanding of diabetes care.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.