College of Veterinary Medicine presents 2021 Boshell Distinguished Lecturer March 5

Published: February 25, 2021

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The College of Veterinary Medicine will host the 2021 Boshell Distinguished Lecturer C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., on March 5 at 2 p.m. via Zoom.

Kahn will present "Dissecting the Metabolic Role of Genes and Environment in Type 2 Diabetes Using New Tools" and is an internationally recognized expert in diabetes and obesity research, as well as a preeminent investigator in the area of insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease. He is head of the section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as research director of Joslin Diabetes Center from 1981 to 2000 and served as president of Joslin Diabetes Center from 2000 to 2007. He is currently the center’s chief academic officer.

Kahn has received more than 70 awards and honors, including the Wolf Prize in Medicine, the Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians and the highest honors of the American Diabetes Association, U.S. and British Endocrine Societies, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has been elected to the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Medicine. He has authored more than 700 original publications and 200 reviews and chapters.

Join the 2021 Boshell Distinguished Lecturer event here.

Submitted by: Abbi Gardner