Thu 20th June, 2013
PROFESSOR Alan Sinclair has been awarded the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Presidential Medal for services to diabetes.
The Dean of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School and Director of the University’s Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP), is being recognised for his work to improve the healthcare of older people with diabetes.
He will receive the IAGG 2013 Presidential Award - the highest honour the organisation can give to a doctor - for promoting gerontology internationally and his commitment to promoting the latest findings in diabetes through the work of IDOP.
He will be presented his Award at the IAGG World Congress, taking place this week in Seoul, South Korea.
Professor Sinclair said: “I am pleased to have this recognition from the IAGG after more than two decades work in the area of gerontology and diabetes. This will encourage me to further develop IDOP so that we continue to make important contributions in the field.”
The IAGG promotes the achievements in gerontological research and training worldwide.
Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of ageing, while Geriatrics focuses on the healthcare of elderly people.