Texas Congressman Receives Public Service Award from International Medical Association

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:41 pm EDT

Dateline:

Austin, Texas

U.S. Congressman Gene Green, D-29th, Texas, received the 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Public Service Award.

The AACE Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Public Service Award is presented 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 public health.

In this 115th Congress, Congressman Green is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health, and serves on the Subcommittee on Energy, Subcommittee on Environment, and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. In addition, Congressman Green is a member of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and continues to support initiatives to improve care for patients with diabetes, including the National Clinical Care Commission Act, which he co-sponsored.

Also, Congressman Green is the author of the legislation attached to the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003 that required Medicare to cover screening for Medicare beneficiaries at risk for diabetes.

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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, visit www.aace.com/college.