ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - The American Diabetes Association will present the Edwin Bierman Award Lecture to Karin E. Bornfeldt, PhD. This award recognizes a leading scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the field of diabetes-related macrovascular complications and related risk factors. Dr. Bornfeldt 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 a professor of medicine and pathology, deputy director of the Diabetes Research Center and associate director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Bornfeldt focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of diabetes-accelerated cardiovascular disease. She has developed mouse models of diabetes-accelerated atherosclerosis and has performed important studies on the roles of glucose and lipids in these models.
Dr. Bornfeldt is a consulting editor for Circulation Research and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology and has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and The Journal of Biological Chemistry. She frequently serves on study sections on cardiovascular biology and the complications of diabetes at the National Institutes of Health, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Bornfeldt will deliver the Edwin Bierman Award Lecture, "Uncomplicating the Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes," on Sunday, June 15, at Scientific Sessions.
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.