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2015 Laureate

Dr. C. Ron Kahn  C. Ronald Kahn, M.D.

 C. Ronald Kahn is a world recognized expert in diabetes and obesity research, as well as a preeminent investigator in the area of insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease. Dr. Kahn is Senior Investigator, Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kahn served as Research Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center from 1981 to 2000, and served as President of Joslin from 2001 to 2007. He is currently the Center’s Chief Academic Officer.

 Dr. Kahn has received more than 70 awards and honors, including the highest honors of the American Diabetes Association, U.S. and British Endocrine Societies, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and election to the National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine. He has authored more than 600 original publications and 200 reviews and chapters.

Dr. Kahn holds undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Louisville. He also holds an honorary Master of Science from Harvard University, honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of Paris, University of Louisville, University of Geneva and Washington University in St. Louis, an honorary Doctor of Medicine from the University of Copenhagen and is an honorary Professor and Director of the Diabetes Center at Peking University School of Medicine.

Watch the 2015 Hamm Prize Laureate Video.

While in Oklahoma City to receive the Hamm Prize, Dr. Kahn delivered the Hamm Prize Lecture in Diabetes Research. Watch the lecture in its entirety.


2013 Laureate

Peter H. Bennett, 2013 Hamm Prize Laureate

Peter H. Bennett, MB, ChB, FRCP, FFPH

Dr. Peter H. Bennett is widely-regarded as an international leader in diabetes research. He was the first to initiate a major longitudinal study of type 2 diabetes and its complications which led to the international standardization of diagnostic criteria by the World Health Organization. His Pima Study, Da Qing study, and Finnish study serve as the foundation for diabetes prevention programs around the world inculding the Centers for Disease Control Diabetes Prevention Program. Dr. Bennett remains a mentor to thousands of young diabetes researchers trained by his international epidemiology seminars.

Dr. Bennett's unparalleled achievements in the field of diabetes research is the genesis for much of what we know about diabetes, its mechanisms, its complications, and its eventual cure.

Read Dr. Bennett's full biography. Or watch the 2013 Hamm Prize Laureate Video.

See the media briefing announcing Dr. Bennett as the 2013 Hamm Prize Laureate.