Bruce Spiegelman receives excessive honor from American Diabetes Affiliation


The award recognizes achievements in the training and supervision of scientists in diabetes and metabolism research

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced the recipients of the 2021 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards, and Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, received the 2021 Albert Renold Award.

This award is given to a person whose career is characterized by outstanding achievements in the training and supervision of scientists in diabetes research and in the development of scientific communities to improve diabetes research. Spiegelman’s research focuses on the molecular basis of the development and function of adipose tissue, including systematic metabolism and the mitochondria-dependent energy balance. His work has had translational implications for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, and advances in cancer metabolism.

“It is a great honor for me to receive this award. I believe that taking good care of the next generation of scientists is good for science, good for our society, and good for our Dana Farber laboratories, ”said Spiegelman.

Spiegelman is also Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Seven other awards were announced by the ADA, including academics, health care providers, and educators who have made tangible advances in the field of diabetes care and research. Each of the beneficiaries has an unwavering commitment to fulfilling the ADA’s mission: a life free of diabetes and all of its stresses.

“I am excited to recognize the eight distinguished individuals who have received the ADA’s National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards,” said Tracey D. Brown, ADA’s chief executive officer. “With more than 122 million Americans living with diabetes and prediabetes, it is critical that innovative and dedicated professionals continue their careers to end this epidemic. Although our awardees come from different educational backgrounds and institutions, they have one thing in common: They help us move the needle and really change the lives of millions of people. We are grateful for your continued dedication to helping people with diabetes thrive. “

ADA award winners will be recognized at a ceremony taking place on June 25 and 29, 2021 at the ADA’s 81st virtual scientific sessions.

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