Professor Rury Holman has been awarded the American Diabetes Association's prestigious 2011 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes.
The award, named after former president of the American Diabetes Association Dr. Rifkin, is given to individuals whose outstanding service in the cause of diabetes has been performed with an international perspective and provided global impact.
Prof. Holman received the award at the American Diabetes Association's 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California on Monday 27th June 2011. The award recognises his involvement with many highly successful international clinical trials in the field of diabetes, and his tireless commitment to advising groups worldwide on the design and management of clinical trials.
On accepting the award, Prof Holman said: "This is an exceptional honour that pays tribute to the unstinting contribution of so many key individuals that I have had the privilege to work with on so many clinical trials."
Professor Holman's achievements have been recognised previously by the 1999 ADA Charles H. Best Award, the 2003 Royal College of Physicians Lord Rayner Lecture, the 2006 Helmutt Mehnert/Unesco/German Diabetes UNION Award, the 2007 Outstanding Foreign Investigator Award from the Japan Society of Diabetic Complications, the 2008 DUK Banting Memorial Lecture and the 2009 Toronto Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Lecture.