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Scientist Receives Prestigious Lectureship Award from American Diabetes Association

June 8, 2012 - CHORI is pleased to announce that Senior Scientist Ronald Krauss, MD, is this year’s recipient of the Edwin Bierman Award Lecture, one of the American Diabetes Association’s National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards. The Awards are given annually in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contributions to the knowledge and treatment of diabetes complications.

“Edwin Bierman was a wonderful scientist who did research in metabolism, nutrition and lipids and their relationship to atherosclerosis, or heart disease,” says Dr. Krauss. “I knew him well, and he died too young. I feel very privileged to be asked to give a lecture in his name.”

“Edwin Bierman was a wonderful scientist who did research in metabolism, nutrition and lipids and their relationship to atherosclerosis, or heart disease.”



For several decades, Dr. Krauss has been leading the field in the characterization of the lipid disorder associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Utilizing a sophisticated procedure developed by the Krauss lab that can evaluate lipid particles by weight and size, Dr. Krauss has been able to identify specific features of the type 2 diabetic lipid profile that help explain the increased risk of heart disease found in T2D patients.

"This lipid profile is critically important in the progression of the heart disease and stroke complications that are associated with T2D," explains Dr. Krauss. "Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in diabetes, and this lipid profile, which is characterized by an increase in very small dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is a central element."

As part of the Edwin Bierman Award, Dr. Krauss gave a keynote address at the American Diabetes Association's 72nd Scientific Sessions, which took place in Philadelphia on June 8-12, 2012. More than 13,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world gathered to share their research and had the opportunity to attend Dr. Krauss's lecture on LDL and the ways in which diet impacts the metabolic pathways that result in the higher risk lipid profiles associated with T2D.

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