ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - The American Diabetes Association will present the Albert Renold Award to Edward S. Horton, MD. Supported by a grant from Merck, this award is presented to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the facilitation of diabetes research. Dr. Horton will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Currently Senior Investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Horton has had a major impact over many years in diabetes research, education and clinical care, both nationally and internationally. Through mentorship and his own research and clinical work, he has contributed greatly to the progress in diabetes treatment over the course of his career.
Dr. Horton's major interests include obesity and insulin resistance; the regulation of energy balance and metabolic fuel homeostasis; the regulation of glucose transport and metabolism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue; and the effects of exercise and physical training on insulin sensitivity. He has been a mentor for many postdoctoral fellows who have themselves become leaders in the field, in the United States and abroad. Several of his trainees have joined the faculty at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School where they have assumed major roles in clinical research, teaching and clinical care.
Known for his enthusiasm and collaborative approach, Dr. Horton has also influenced the many diabetes researchers who have come to know him through his leadership in the Association and other organizations.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions taking place June 13-17, 2014.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.