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Winners of 12th Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research and 13th Manpei Suzuki Prize for Diabetes Care and Education Announced
Tokyo, Japan (December 10, 2019)- The Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation* (Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President, Sunao Manabe; hereafter, the Foundation), a related public interest incorporated foundation of Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), today announced that it had decided on the winners of its 12th Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research and its 13th Manpei Suzuki Prize for Diabetes Care and Education according to the details in the "Summary of Recipients" below.
The Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research (international prize) and Manpei Suzuki Prize for Diabetes Care and Education (Japan prize) are awards inaugurated in November, 2007 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation. The international prize is awarded to one researcher from anywhere in the world every year for original, excellent research achievements. The Japan prize is given every year for the achievements of an individual, facility, body, team or group over an extended period in efforts in diabetes care and education in a particular region, or that cover several regions, that contribute to treatment and prevention, with the purpose of improving medical care and welfare for diabetic patients.
The Foundation hopes that the award of the international prize will be an incentive for researchers from all over the world working in diabetology research and lead to further advances in diabetology, furthermore; that the award of the Japan prize will be an incentive for people making efforts in diabetes care and education, and contribute to the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
*Since its establishment in December 1993, the mission of the Foundation has been "encourage young researchers through the promotion of exchanges among those working in the field of diabetes worldwide, in order to contribute to the advancement of diabetes research", and has been carrying out various financial assistance programs for this purpose.
Summary of Recipients
1.Recipient of the 12th Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research
Stephen O'Rahilly, MD
Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
Co-Director, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge
Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge
Reason for Selection:
The Selection Committee highly recognized his pioneering discoveries of the monogenic and polygenic accounts for human insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes, and of a new mechanism responding to nutritional stress, which provide novel insights into physiologic control of insulin sensitivity, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and energy balance, and also into diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
Education and Professional Positions Held
|1963-1975||Beneavin College, Finglas, Dublin|
|1975-1981||University College Dublin|
|1981-1987||National University of Ireland, MB BCh BAO (1981) , MD (1987)|
|1987-1989||Registrar in Diabetes, Endocrinology & General Medicine, Oxford Regional Health Authority
|1989-1991||MRC Travelling Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
|1991-1996||Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Cambridge
|1994-||Honorary Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|2002-||Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
|2007-||Director, Metabolic Research Laboratories, University of Cambridge
|2009-||Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge
|2011-||Scientific Director, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre,
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|2012-||Associate Faculty Member, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge
|2013-||Co-Director, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge
Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge
|1996||RD Lawrence Lecturer of the British Diabetic Association|
|2000||Society for Endocrinology Medal, UK
Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians
|2001||European Journal of Endocrinology Prize
Novartis International Award for Clinical Research in Diabetes
|2002||Heinrich Wieland Prize, Munich, Germany
|2003||Carl Gottschalk Award, University of North Carolina, USA
|2005||Rolf Luft Award, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Solomon Berson Award, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, USA
|2008||Honorary Doctorate from University College Dublin
|2009||Honorary Doctorate from University of Warwick
|2010||Dale Medal, Society for Endocrinology
InBev-Baillet Latour Prize for Health
|2011||Croonian Lecturer, Royal College of Physicians, London
Sir Philip Randle Lecturer, Biochemistry Society
|2012||Honorary Doctorate from University of Dundee
|2013||Honorary Doctorate from University of Buckingham
Knight Bachelor for services to medical research, Birthday Honours List Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin
The Obesity Society’s TOPS Research Achievement Award
|2014||K J Zülch Prize, Max Planck Society, Germany
Baly Medal, Royal College of Physicians
Debrecen Prize for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary
|2015||Edward K Dunham Lectureship for the Promotion of Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School
European Society of Endocrinology Hormone Medal
EASD/Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence
|2016||Helmholtz Diabetes Award, Germany
Harveian Oration, Royal College of Physicians, London
|2017||Honorary Member, Royal Irish Academy
Faulkner Lectureship, University of Michigan, USA
2.Recipients of the 13th Manpei Suzuki Prize for Diabetes Care and Education
President，Fukuoka Dietetic Association
|Recommender||Dr. Yutaka Seino, President, Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care
Mr. Kenichiro Shide, Director, Japan Society of Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition
|Reason for Selection||Ms. Oobe, who holds a position of leadership among dietitians for a long time, has contributed to diabetes care for patients through the activities in region (Fukuoka prefecture), Japan Society of Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care. She has been engaged in training medical staffs who support patients and obtained good results. She is still continuing the activities.
Her influence as a dietitian and spreading effects are so extensive, so they lead to the improved status of dietitians in the area of diabetes care and education.
She has also greatly contributed to the spread of “diabetes conversation map” as a diabetes care guidance tool.
Thus her activities are consistent, widely recognized and its spreading effect is significant.