EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence

The EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence recognizes a body of research which has led to significant advances in the understanding, prevention or treatment of diabetes or its complications.

The prize is accompanied by DKK 6 Million - of which DKK 1 million is a personal award and DKK 5 million is to support the ongoing research of the awardee.

  • The prize is awarded to an internationally recognized researcher who has made major contributions to diabetes research, basic or applied. The principal criteria in the selection process are the quality and significance of the candidates`s scientific contributions to diabetes research
  • Candidates should be currently active in diabetes research
  • Only employees of universities, hospitals or other non-profit institutions will be considered
  • Candidates may be from any country
  • Candidates must be nominated by members of the EASD. Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Awardees will be expected to provide annual reports on the research supported by the prize for up to 5 years after its award

The prize is awared in collaboration between the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF). EASD appoints an independent Prize Award Committee who judge the candidates and decide on a prize awardee. The financial support for the prize comes from the NNF.

EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence Awardees:

2019 Barcelona
D.J. Drucker (CA): Alimentary antidotes for amelioration of metabolic maladies

2018 Berlin
G.S. Hotamisligil (US): A quarter century of immunometabolism

2017 Lisbon
P.E. Scherer (US): The many secret lives of adipocytes: implications for diabetes

2016 Munich
A. Hattersley (UK): Defining heterogeneity in diabetes to improve clinical care

2015 Stockholm
S. O'Rahilly (UK): Human metabolic disease: lessons from genetics

The 2019 EASD–Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence is being awarded to Professor Daniel J. Drucker.

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