The Professional Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for the purpose of recognizing Canadian achievement for a lifetime commitment to research excellence.

The Professional Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for the purpose of recognizing Canadian achievement for a lifetime commitment to research excellence.  The award is bestowed upon a prominent Canadian MD or PhD medical scientist who is recognized and nominated by his/her peers for longstanding contribution to the Canadian diabetes community and a leader in diabetes research.  The award consists of a personalized plaque, a cash award and travel and accommodation to attend the presentation ceremony.

The significance of the award is recognized by a special lecture delivered by the distinguished award recipient.

Past award recipients

2015 Dr. Barry I. Posner
2014  Dr. Errol B. Marliss
2013 Dr. Denise Daneman
2012 Dr. Hertzel Gerstein
2011 Dr. George Steiner
2010 Dr. Raymond V. Rajotte
2009 Dr. Bernard Zinman
2008 Dr. John Dupré
2007 Dr. Mladen Vranic

Eligibility

A nominee must:

  • be an MD or PhD who is either a Canadian citizen or a resident of Canada;
  • have demonstrated career commitment to new knowledge and discovery in diabetes research; and
  • have contributed significantly to the Canadian diabetes community through the commitment of time, skills and/or wisdom.

Nomination procedure

A nomination must:

  • be made by two members of the Professional Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association and/or The National Research Council;
  • include a completed application form (attached), the nominee’s current CV and a minimum of two letters of support outlining the suitability of the nominee for the award; and
  • nominations will stand for three years.

Selection process

Nominations will be reviewed by the Personnel Awards Committee, representatives from the Professional Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Deadline for nominations

All nominations are to be submitted by May 2, 2016.

Application form

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