Arizona State University Associate Professor To Receive Award for Service to an Underserved Population

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:58 pm EDT

Dateline:

Jacksonville, Fla.
"This award is a tribute to the many mentors, collaborators, and community partners whom I have had the privilege of working with to promote health equity among vulnerable and underserved populations."

Gabriel Q.  Shaibi, PhD, an Associate Professor, Southwest Borderlands Scholar, and Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Arizona State University will receive the 2016 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population.

The AACE Outstanding Service Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the endocrine health and service to an underserved population in the U.S. or abroad, via leadership, long-term commitment, vision innovation and impact.

"It is a true honor and professional highlight to be recognized by AACE for work in the areas of health promotion and endocrine-related disease prevention,” said Dr. Shaibi. “This award is a tribute to the many mentors, collaborators, and community partners whom I have had the privilege of working with to promote health equity among vulnerable and underserved populations.”

For the past 10 years, Dr. Shaibi’s research has focused on understanding and preventing obesity-related health disparities among Latino youth and families. His work spans the translational spectrum from basic science to health promotion policy, where he works closely with a transdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and community partners to improve health equity among vulnerable and underserved populations.

He has published more than 65 peer-reviewed publications stemming from more than $15 million in extramural research funding and recently was awarded a five-year, $3.1 million research project grant from NIDDK to test the efficacy of a community-based diabetes prevention program for obese Latino youth with prediabetes.

In addition to his own work, Dr. Shaibi is the Director of Research for the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and he serves as co-investigator on an NIH-funded project focused on Transdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities Science.

Dr. Shaibi’s biography and high-resolution photo are available here.

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About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension, and obesity. Visit our site at  www.aace.com.

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by:providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research, and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, please visit  www.aace.com/college.

Contact:

AACE
Mary Green, 904-353-7878 ext. 163
Asst. Director, Public Relations, Media and Creative
mgreen@aace.com
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