Boston-Based Physician Receives Award from Major Physician Organization

Monday, April 26, 2010 8:08 am EDT

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"I have been working in this field of research for over 35 years, but the problems presented by the current epidemic of diabetes and obesity demonstrate the need to learn even more"

C. Ronald Kahn, MD, was presented the Frontiers in Science Award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Thursday, April 22, 2010.

The Frontiers in Science Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to their individual profession or area of expertise. Dr. Kahn was selected to receive this award by AACE based on his many seminal discoveries and outstanding commitment to the field of diabetes research.

“I have been working in this field of research for over 35 years, but the problems presented by the current epidemic of diabetes and obesity demonstrate the need to learn even more,” said Dr. Kahn. “I thank AACE for this recognition and also for all it has done to draw more attention to the needs for improving medical care for individuals with these disorders.”

Dr. Kahn is an internationally recognized diabetes researcher, Vice Chair of Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kahn received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Louisville. After training in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital/Washington University, he moved to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a Clinical Associate in the Endocrinology Branch. Over the next 11 years, Dr. Kahn rose to become Head of the Section on Cellular and Molecular Physiology of the Diabetes Branch in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In 1981, Dr. Kahn moved to Boston to become Research Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1984, he became Professor of Medicine at Harvard, and in 1986 was awarded the Mary K. Iacocca Professorship. In 1998, he was named Executive Vice President and, from 2000 to 2007, Dr. Kahn served as President and Director of Joslin Diabetes Center. To view Dr. Kahn's full biography and high-resolution photograph, click here.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,000 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.