E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD Receives Endocrine Society Lifetime Achievement Award

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and executive medical director of the UCLA Health Department of Medicine has received the Endocrine Society Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, the group’s highest honor, recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of endocrinology through their lifetime. 

Dr. Abel’s pioneering work on glucose transport and mitochondrial metabolism in the heart guided his research interest in molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular complications of diabetes. His laboratory has provided important insights into the contribution of mitochondrial dysfunction and aberrant insulin signaling to heart failure risk in diabetes.

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