Dr V Mohan, chairman and chief of diabetology
at Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, has received the prestigious Harold Rifkin Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Dr Mohan, who is also the president and chief of diabetes research of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, is the first
Indian doctor to receive this award.
Dedicated to the memory of Dr Harold Rifkin, an internationally recognised clinician, researcher and educator in diabetes, the award is one of the highest scientific achievement
awards of American
Diabetes Association, given annually to an individual whose efforts have increased the awareness of the
burden of diabetes worldwide to improve the care and lives of those with diabetes.
The award recognises
Dr Mohan’s outstanding service to the cause of diabetes in India and his pioneering work in the field of diabetes.
The award was conferred on Dr Mohan during the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association at Orlando during the National Scientific Achievement Awards Presentation Ceremony held on June 25 at WB4 Convention Centre.
Dr Mohan has worked tirelessly to address the challenges of diabetes in India and developing countries. He has actively been involved in government health policy and advocacy programmes related to diabetes, and has served as the president of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India.