At the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions, Domenico Accili, MD, the Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes, was awarded the Banting Medal, the Association’s top honor that recognizes long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment and prevention of diabetes.
On Sunday, July 11, Dr. Accili delivered the Banting Medal Lecture, “The New Biology of Diabetes”, a broad and brilliant overview of the field—with an optimistic glimpse into the future. How will diabetes be treated in 2021, 100 years after the discovery of insulin? Dr. Accili believes it will be treated with selective insulin sensitizers, by preventing beta cell differentiation in type2 diabetes and by producing insulin in the gut for type1 diabetes.
Currently, the Chief of the Endocrinology Division and Director of the Diabetes Research Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Accili is highly regarded for transformative findings that have advanced the understanding of the pathogenesis, or causes and development, of type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Accili has contributed to more than 230 publications and has a body of work that reflects significant, paradigm-shifting discoveries that hold promise for translating novel approaches for diabetes prevention and care.
Click below to watch the webcast of the Banting Lecture “The New Biology of Diabetes.”