Current and Past Award Recipients
Award Recipients in 2015
|The Yutaka Seino Distinguished Leadership Award||Wilfred Fujimoto||University of Washington, USA|
|The Xiaoren Pan Distinguished Research Award for Epidemiology of Diabetes in Asia||Juliana Chan||The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|The Masato Kasuga Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement||Naoto Kubota||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
Visiting Professor, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Reason: In recognition of his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes from an ethnicity/lifestyle interaction point of view, focusing especially on Japanese-Americans as a model, and long-term leadership in research and education in epidemiology of diabetes in Asia
Previous Awards: Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology from the American Diabetes Association, Per Bjorntorp/Jean Vague Lecture Award from the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk, and many other awards.
Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, CHINA
Director, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Reason: In recognition of her outstanding achievements in diabetes epidemiology and prevention in Asia, in particular, diabetes in Chinese, through genetic approaches, and her great contributions in training and nurturing young diabetes researchers and clinicians in the field.
Previous Awards: China Women Physicians Association Intercontinental Innovation Award in Clinical Research. The Association is recognized as one of 7 International Diabetes Federation Centres of Education for using research to change practice and influence policy. She also is the winner of many other awards.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Awards: Lilly Prize from Japan Diabetes Society, Research Encouragement Prize from Japan Endocrine Society, and many other awards.
Reason: In recognition of his outstanding achievements in elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of insulin signaling and insulin resistance, particularly those contributing to our understanding of the roles of PPARγ and IRS
Previous Awards: Lilly Prize from Japan Diabetes Society, Research Encouragement Prize from Japan Endocrine Society, and many other awards.