Diabetologist Vijay Viswanathan received the first Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award of the American Diabetes Association at a function in Chicago recently.

Dr.Viswanathan is the head and Chief Diabetologist of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes in Royapuram.

The award has been instituted to promote and recognise diabetes research focussed on South Asian or Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander population and/or research by a scientist from South Asia or the AANHPI population.