Diabetes pioneer receives lifetime achievement award

By Staff

George EisenbarthGeorge Eisenbarth, executive director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and a professor of pediatrics, medicine and immunology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, recently received the Banting Award, the American Diabetes Association's most prestigious prize.

The association noted that "the major tenets developed as a consequence of his discoveries guide basic research, clinical diagnosis, and disease therapy to this day."

Eisenbarth is credited with expanding the world's knowledge of how to diagnose and treat type 1 diabetes. Among other areas, his work has focused on genetic predisposition to the disease.