The German Diabetes Society has been awarding the medal, named after the German pathologist Paul Langerhans, to top international researchers in diabetology since 1972. This year, Professor Dr. Peter Nawroth will receive the award. Nawroth was the medical director of the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Chemistry at Heidelberg University Hospital for 20 years and a long-time researcher at the DZD.
The Ferdinand Bertram Award goes to PD Dr. Stephanie Kullmann. She works as a DZD researcher at the Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) in Tübingen on insulin action and resistance in the brain. The title of her Ferdinand Bertram Prize lecture is "Central nervous processes in the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus."
The Werner Creutzfeldt Prize will be awarded to Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig. Herzig heads the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and coordinates the DZD research focus on secondary diseases of diabetes.
The Silvia King Prize of the German Diabetes Association is awarded to scientific papers in the field of clinical diabetology that have been published or accepted for publication in the year of application. The prize goes to Theresia Sarabhai (DDZ).
In addition, other research prizes and project funding will be awarded to DZD scientists:
- Oana Patricia Zaharia (DDZ) receives the Adam-Heller Project Grant.
- Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner (Leipzig) is honored with the Elliot-Joslin-Prize.
- Elric Zweck (DDZ) and Robert Hauffe (DIfE) have won a doctoral award.