USC Keck School of Medicine Professor and Chief of Endocrinology to Receive AACEAward for Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:45 pm EDT

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Austin, Texas
"I am honored to have been nominated for this award, and to receive it is something I would have never even considered"

Peter A. Singer, MD, will receive the Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) on Friday, May 5, during the AACE 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas.

A native San Franciscan, Dr. Singer received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and continued his postgraduate training in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center.

He interrupted his training with two years of military service, which included a tour of duty as a battalion medical office in Viet Nam. That experience was the impetus for his deep involvement in the health and well-being of the Vietnamese people.

Since 1990, Dr. Singer has served on the Board of Directors (Chairman from 1992-2015) of the East Meets West/Thrive Networks (EMW/TN), a humanitarian relief and development organization that works to provide extensive health, education and clean water projects in Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma The organization is supported by multimillion dollar grants from organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, AUSAID, and others.

I am honored to have been nominated for this award, and to receive it is something I would have never even considered,” said Dr. Singer. “There are certain things I'm involved with, which others now evidently consider impactful, and I sincerely appreciate the recognition.”


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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, please visit www.aace.com/college.