ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award to Linda M. Delahanty, MS, RDN. Supported by an unrestricted grant from Lilly USA, LLC, this award is presented to a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education. Ms. Delahanty 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 Chief Dietitian and Director of Nutrition and Behavioral Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Ms. Delahanty is a nationally recognized authority on diabetes medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle interventions for the treatment of diabetes and obesity.
Ms. Delahanty has expanded the role for dietitians in research and translated research to practice for more than 25 years. She has served as Chair of the Dietitians Committee for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), and co-Investigator on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) and the Treatment Options for Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) studies. Ms. Delahanty is currently one of the Principal Investigators for the NIH-funded REAL HEALTH Diabetes study to translate the Look AHEAD lifestyle intervention into primary care. She has dedicated her career to planning evidence-based lifestyle interventions and improving outcomes for people with diabetes.
Ms. Delahanty will present the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture, "Making a Meaningful Difference—Learning from People, Practice, and Research," on Saturday, June 6.
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.