Maryland Doctor Presented Public Service Award by Medical Association

Judith Fradkin, MD received the Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Award for Public Service at the AACE 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27, 2012.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:56 pm EDT

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Philadelphia, Pa.
"This recognition by AACE is a great honor and I look forward to continuing to work with the talented and dedicated members of the Association in our joint efforts to improve outcomes for people with diabetes and other endocrine disorders."

Judith Fradkin, MD received the Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Award for Public Service at the AACE 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27, 2012.

The Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Award for Public Service is given to a health professional, organization or individual layperson for outstanding contributions to advancing the mission of AACE in providing quality health care for patients with endocrine diseases and for the betterment of the public health.

“It has been my great privilege to work with AACE on important public health efforts such as the National Diabetes Education Program,” said Dr. Fradkin, who directs diabetes and other research programs at the National Institutes of Health. “This recognition by AACE is a great honor and I look forward to continuing to work with the talented and dedicated members of the Association in our joint efforts to improve outcomes for people with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.”

Dr. Fradkin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She became the Director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEMD) at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2000. In her 33-year career at NIDDK, Dr. Fradkin has created or directed a diverse array of high-impact clinical and basic research programs, including multi-centered clinical trials to evaluate new approaches to prevent and treat diabetes and its complications, scientific consortia to define the genetic and environmental triggers of diabetes, and diabetes research centers. In addition to her oversight of major biomedical research programs, Dr. Fradkin has served as an endocrinology consultant at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, since 1984.  She has also authored or co-authored more than 30 articles in the peer-reviewed literature. 

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

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.