Chennai-based diabetologist receives awards

Updated - June 24, 2024 10:06 pm IST

Published - June 24, 2024 10:01 pm IST - CHENNAI

V. Mohan, chairman of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation received two awards recently from the American Diabetes Association.

V. Mohan, chairman of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation received two awards recently from the American Diabetes Association.

V. Mohan, chairman of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation received two awards recently from the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Mohan was awarded the ‘2024 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology’ by the American Diabetes Association. The award, given in memory of Kelly West, regarded as the father of diabetes epidemiology, recognises significant contributions to that field. He has done extensive research on the epidemiology of diabetes and its complications in south Asians, with over 1,000 original articles, and 1,98,000 citations. The major contributions, include the CUPS and CURES studies in Chennai, and later the nation-wide study of diabetes and related non-communicable diseases in India - the ICMR-INDIAB study. He is actively involved in the CARRS Epidemiology study which provided novel data on pathophysiology of diabetes in south Asians in whom insulin deficiency seems to be a greater problem than insulin resistance.

He was also awarded the Emory EGDRC Distinguished Lecture from Emory University. He is the only Indian to have received both these awards from the ADA.

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