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K. M. Venkat Narayan receives American Diabetes Association award

June 2015
K. M. Venkat Narayan receives American Diabetes Association award

The American Diabetes Association will present the Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology to K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, FRCP on June 8, 2015 at the world's largest diabetes meeting, the ADA’s 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston. The award is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.

Currently Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health, and Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at Emory University, Narayan is a physician-scientist specializing in diabetes, obesity, and vascular diseases. He designed the first lifestyle intervention trial in the Pima Indians and was involved in conceptualization of the Diabetes Prevention Program. He has been an investigator in large international studies. His career has spanned three continents over the last two decades, and has included posts at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He directs the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, and consults for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the International Diabetes Federation, the National Institutes of Health, CDC, the Institute of Medicine, and various governments, where he translates science to policy.


Dr. Narayan will deliver the Kelly West Award Lecture "Type 2 Diabetes—Why We Are Winning the Battle, but Losing the War" on June 7 for more than 14,000 top scientists, physicians, and health care professionals from around the world.

Website Bonus Feature



New, posted 6/18/15:

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMaiUm45QR8

2) K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, talks to ADA TV about his lecture titled, “Type 2 Diabetes-Why We are Winning the Battle But Losing the War” at the 75th ADA Scientific Sessions.


3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USI-N5C4J8U&feature=youtu.be



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