Donald F. Steiner Award

The Donald F. Steiner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research was established in 2006 to honor an investigator carrying out research in the field of diabetes. The award is named for Donald F. Steiner, M.D., the A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago, a pioneering diabetes investigator and discoverer of proinsulin. This discovery provided new insight into the production of insulin as well as other hormones and neuropeptides and also established a route for the production of human insulin for treating patients with diabetes. This is an international award and the awardee is selected by a committee chaired by Dr. Louis H. Philipson and including Professor Steiner.

The Donald F. Steiner Awardees:

2017
John Buse, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

2016
Åke Lernmark, Ph.D.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University/CRC, Malmö

2015
Sian Ellard, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Exeter Medical School

2014
Christopher Newgard, Ph.D.
Sarah Stedman Nutrition & Metabolism Center, Duke University School of Medicine

2013
Domenico Accili, M.D.
Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

2012
Steven E. Shoelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Joslin DIabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

2011
Michael S. German, M.D.
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

2010
Susumu Seino, M.D., D.M.Sci.
Department of Physiology and Molecular Medicine, and Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine

2009
Roger D.Cone, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University

2008
George Eisenbarth, M.D., Ph.D.
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado

2007
Daniel J. Drucker, M.D.
Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto

2006
Andrew Hattersley, M.D.
Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth