Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award

Judith E. Fradkin, MD

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Judith E. Fradkin, MD, is the recipient of the 2020 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award. This award is given in honor of Lois Jovanovic, MD, a leading woman scientist in diabetes, to a woman who has made a significant impact in diabetes care, research, education, or public health. Dr. Fradkin will give remarks at the Women’s Interprofessional Network of the American Diabetes Association (WIN ADA) Networking Reception on Friday, June 12.

As director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2000 to 2018, Dr. Fradkin created and directed a diverse array of high-impact clinical and basic research programs, including multicenter clinical trials to evaluate new approaches to prevent and treat diabetes and its complications; scientific consortia to define the genetic and environmental triggers of diabetes, and beta-cell biology; the development of continuous glucose monitors and artificial pancreas; and diabetes research centers.

Dr. Fradkin served as a role model for women in diabetes, including scientists in the division she led as well as women nationwide who benefited from training and career development programs she fostered.

The recipient of numerous NIH and Public Health Service awards, Dr. Fradkin is also the 2003 recipient of the American Medical Association’s Dr. Nathan Davis Award for outstanding public service in the advancement of public health. She was also the recipient of the 2010 JDRF Hero Award, the Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Award for Public Service of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the 2015 David Rumbough Award from JDRF, and the 2018 American Diabetes Association’s C. Everett Koop Medal for lifetime achievement in diabetes.

Please join us in celebrating Judith E. Fradkin, MD, for her outstanding contributions to the diabetes field as well as the mentorship of women.