BUSM’s Corkey Receives American Diabetes Association’s Highest Honor

Barbara E. Corkey, PhD, Vice Chair of Research in the Evans Department of Medicine, BUSM, and director of the Obesity Research Center at BMC, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award. The award was presented at the Association’s 71st Annual Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.

Barbara Corkey

Barbara Corkey

The Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award is the Association’s highest scientific award and honors an individual who has made significant, long-term contributions to our understanding of diabetes, its treatment and/or prevention. The award is named after Nobel Prize winner Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin treatment for diabetes.

Corkey has been a leader in the fields of metabolism, diabetes, and obesity for over 35 years. Her seminal work on the molecular basis of nutrient signal transduction has had a major impact on our current understanding of health and disease.