Connecticut Physician Presented Frontiers In Science Award

Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE received the Frontiers In Science Award at the AACE 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27, 2012.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:19 pm EDT

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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"I am delighted and honored to be selected as this year's recipient of the Frontier of Science Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists"

Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE received the Frontiers In Science Award at the AACE 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27, 2012.

The Frontiers In Science Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to their individual profession or area of expertise.

“I am delighted and honored to be selected as this year's recipient of the Frontier of Science Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists,” Dr. Shulman said.

Dr. Shulman completed his undergraduate studies in biophysics at the University of Michigan with high honors and distinction, and he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Following internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Shulman did an endocrinology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and additional postdoctoral work in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He was subsequently recruited back to Yale and has remained there ever since. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans and using this approach he has conducted ground breaking basic and clinical investigative studies on the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance in humans that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Shulman has authored and co-authored over 340 peer-reviewed publications, and he has also trained more than 60 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, many of whom now direct their own independent laboratories around the world. Dr. Shulman has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

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

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
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