UF Diabetes Institute Director Receives International Acclaim for Groundbreaking Research (UF Health Newsroom)

UF Diabetes Institute Director Receives International Acclaim for Groundbreaking Research

The director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute has been awarded the 2019 Jacobæus Prize, one of the top international honors in the field of endocrinology and metabolism, for his contributions to groundbreaking Type 1 diabetes research.

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s departments of pathology and pediatrics, received the award in Helsinki, Finland, from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, a Danish group supporting medical research and treatment.

The prize is accompanied by an award of about $183,000 for “research or development work” at Atkinson’s discretion and a personal award of about $36,000.

“Mark Atkinson is internationally recognized for his research in which he has questioned the dogmas of diabetes research,” the foundation said in announcing the prize.

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