The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Physician Presented Outstanding Service Award

Kwame Osei, MD, FACE received the Outstanding Service Award for The Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population at the AACE 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27, 2012.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:12 pm EDT

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Philadelphia, Pa.
"for my contribution to the understanding of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in African Americans and people of African ancestry is great honor."

Kwame Osei, MD, FACE received the Outstanding Service Award for The Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population at the AACE 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27, 2012.

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 of an underserved population via: leadership, long-term commitment, vision, innovation and impact.

“To be recognized by AACE, a prestigious organization in Endocrinology,” Dr. Osei said, “for my contribution to the understanding of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in African Americans and people of African ancestry is great honor.”

Dr. Osei was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University in 1984. In 1989, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and Exercise Physiology and full professorship in 1995. Until 2008, Dr. Osei was Associate Director for the General Clinical Research Center at Ohio State’s College of Medicine and Public Health and served as interim chair for the Department of Internal Medicine in 1999. For the past 28 years, he has participated in the training of residents, fellows and junior faculty as well as doctoral candidates. In 2007, Dr. Osei was instrumental in organizing the inaugural Global Diabetes Summit at The Ohio State University. The Summit brought together the world's top researchers and clinicians. Currently, Dr. Osei serves as faculty advisor for PhD candidates in the Division of Exercise Physiology and has served on the Department and University Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee.  His research includes understanding of racial and ethnic differences in glucose and substrate metabolism, energy expenditure and obesity and cardiovascular diseases with specific emphasis in African Americans and blacks in the African Diaspora. 

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

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
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