Philip E. Cryer, MD, received the American Diabetes Association’s Albert Renold Award at the organization’s 70th Scientific Sessions held June 25-29, 2010, in Orlando, Fla.
Cryer, the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is a translational investigator who has studied the mechanisms that prevent or correct hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes.
The Albert Renold Award is presented to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training of diabetes research scientists and the facilitation of diabetes research. Over the years, Cryer has mentored dozens of fellows who later rose to prominence in medical and scientific disciplines.
“I share this honor with the many talented investigators who came through my laboratory and made it such an exciting place,” Cryer says. “We have always done our best to encourage fellows to conduct independent research and have attempted to introduce them to leading scientists in the field of diabetes so that they could learn to express themselves with confidence. The Renold Award recognizes their accomplishments as much as mine.”
Cryer served as editor-in-chief of the journal Diabetes and as president of the American Diabetes Association from1996-97. The American Diabetes Association recognized him previously with the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement in 1994. He also is a recipient of the Claude Bernard Medal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the Novartis Award for Longstanding Achievement in Diabetes. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen.
He is an author of more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as numerous book chapters and a recent book titled Hypoglycemia in Diabetes. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University. He then completed his residency at Barnes Hospital, a fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, and he served a tour of duty in the medical corps of the U.S. Navy.
Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.