Professional Section Quarterly - Summer 2012 - (Page 1)
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Call for Sci Award Nominations . . . . . . . . . . 2 Scientific Sessions Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Upcoming Disparities Partnership Forum . . 10 Research Award Recipients . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Award Recipients
During June’s 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, the American Diabetes Association presented the National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards to eight leading researchers, clinicians, and educators in the field of diabetes. The Association’s most prestigious award, the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, went to Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in
Call for Editors: Diabetes Spectrum
Boston. Spiegelman, a progressive researcher in cell biology, discussed his studies on the regulation of adipose tissue in systemic metabolism in his Banting Lecture, titled “Transcriptional Control of Adipogenesis—Toward a New Generation of Therapeutics for Metabolic Disease.” Spiegelman described the discovery and characterization of irisin, a key regulatory hormone that converts white fat into a newly characterized, more thermogenic type of adipose tissue—beige fat.
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he American Diabetes Association is seeking applications for the Editor-in-Chief position of the journal Diabetes Spectrum (spectrum.diabetes journals.org). The appointment is for three years, with a possible two-year extension. The new Editor and his/her five to seven nominated Associate Editors will convene in July 2013 to begin preparing issues for 2014 and beyond. Diabetes Spectrum is a quarterly journal committed to assisting health care professionals in developing strategies to individualize treatment and enhance diabetes selfmanagement education to optimize patient outcomes. The journal presents comprehensive, peer-reviewed original research and review articles on topics in diabetes prevention and medical management, care innovations, professional and patient education, medical nutrition therapy, behavioral science
and counseling, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, and advocacy. The journal’s From Research to Practice section provides indepth explorations of selected diabetes care topics, with a primary focus on translating current research findings into practical clinical applications. The Association provides administrative and salary support to the Editor-in-Chief’s institution, as well as honoraria to the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Association maintains its own Editorial Office and staff to manage the peer-review system and process for the journal. Interested parties should request an application form, which must be submitted by September 15, 2012. Curricula vitae of the applicants for Editor and Associate Editors should be included. Please send correspondence to Christian Kohler, Managing Director, Scholarly Journal Publishing, American Diabetes Association, at ckohler @diabetes.org.
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