Boston Based Physician Receives Award from Major Physician Organization

Publish Date:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:00 am EDT

 

SAN DIEGO—April 18, 2011— A. Enrique Caballero, MD, was presented the Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego, on Friday, April 15, 2011.
 
The Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the care, health, and service to an underserved population via: leadership, long-term commitment, vision, innovation, and impact/outcomes. 
 
“I am thrilled that AACE is raising awareness of this important topic,” said Dr. Caballero.  “As we collectively work towards improving diabetes care for all, let's not forget that underserved populations require and deserve an extra hand.”
 
Dr. Caballero is Director of the Latino Diabetes Initiative, Director of Medical Affairs of Professional Education, Staff Endocrinologist and Clinical Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
 
Dr. Caballero developed the Joslin Latino Diabetes Initiative which launched in the summer of 2002. This is a comprehensive effort that integrates culturally oriented activities in the areas of patient care and education, community outreach, research and professional education. This initiative has received local, regional, national and international recognition.  Through his work, Dr. Caballero is committed to identifying effective culturally oriented and community-based strategies that may contribute to the elimination of health care disparities. His research interests include type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, as well as diabetes in racial/ethnic minorities. He is a co-investigator of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the LookAhead Program and the Diabetes Education Study, all sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
 
Dr. Caballero’s biography and high-resolution photograph are available at: http://media.aace.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=5040          
 
About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 
AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,500 members in the United States and 91 other countries. AACE members are physicians who specialize in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.  For more information about AACE, visit our Web site at www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.