Robert Henry, MD, (San Diego), Named President, American Diabetes Association
For Immediate Release
Robert R. Henry, MD, of San Diego, CA, Named President, Medicine & Science, for the American Diabetes Association
ALEXANDRIA, VA (January, 2011) – The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Robert R. Henry, MD of San Diego, California has been named President, Medicine & Science for the Association.
As President, Medicine & Science, Dr.Henry is one of the principal officers of the American Diabetes Association. He will also serve as the principal spokesperson and advocate for the Association regarding diabetes-related medicine and science issues.
Dr. Henry is also currently Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego, Chief of the Section on Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism and Director of the Center for Metabolic Research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
Dr. Henry has served on numerous local and national American Diabetes Association committees and task forces, while participating in many fundraising events over the years. His national service with the Association includes a term on the Board of Directors and the Research Foundation Board of Directors, as well as appointments to the Professional Practice Committee, the Publications Policy Committee, the Research Grant Review Panel and the Research Policy Committee.
On the local level, Dr. Henry is the Past President of the American Diabetes Association’s San Diego Community Leadership Board. Additionally, for the past four years he has been the top individual fundraiser for the San Diego Tour de Cure cycling event. He has also participated in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the development of the San Diego Research Committee and has made numerous presentations in the community on behalf of the Association.
“Dr. Henry is an invaluable volunteer for the San Diego Area office. His generosity of time and talent is unequaled. It is with great pride that we congratulate Dr. Henry on his new role and look forward to working with him this year,” said Jim Godes, American Diabetes Association Community Leadership Board Chair.
As a researcher, Dr.Henry has primarily focused on exploring insulin resistance in human cell culture systems of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue and in people with diabetes. He is considered one of the premier investigators in the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Henry has received more than 60 diabetes research-related grants and awards, including an American Diabetes Association Research and Development Award and the Association’s Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award for his research on the mechanisms of insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Well-known within the international diabetes research community, Dr.Henry is frequently invited to share his work at premier research events worldwide.
Dr. Henry received his Medical degree and completed his residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology at the University of Manitoba Medical School. He received his pre-medical science training at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada and received post-fellowship training in diabetes at the University of Colorado in Denver. His Board Certifications include the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050, unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
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Written by American Diabetes Association San Diego
March 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm
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