The FASEB Journal News - September 2017

September 29, 2017
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C. Ronald Kahn
Associate Editor
Harvard Medical School


C. Ronald Kahn is a world-recognized expert in diabetes/obesity research and a preeminent investigator of insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in metabolic disease. Kahn is currently the Chief Academic Officer, 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.

Kahn served as Research Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center from 1981 to 2000, and President of Joslin from 2001 to 2007. He has received more than 70 awards and honors, including election to the National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine, Wolf Prize in Medicine, Rolf Luft Award, Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, Manpei Suzuki and Hamm International Awards, and the highest honors of the American Diabetes Association, EASD, Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has authored more than 600 original articles and 200 reviews and chapters. Dr. Kahn also served as chair of the Congressionally-established Diabetes Research Working Group, which developed the strategic plan for all federally-funded diabetes research, as well as President of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Kahn holds undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Louisville and did his training at Barnes Hospital/Washington University and the NIH. He has honorary Doctorates from the University of Paris, University of Louisville, University of Geneva, University of Copenhagen, Louisiana State University, and Washington University in St. Louis, and is an honorary Professor and Director of the Diabetes Center at Peking University School of Medicine.

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