Diabetes Researchers and Clinicians Recognized for Excellence


Accepting the UCSF Health “Voice of the Patient” Pinnacle Award on behalf of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes are Bren Spates, Madison Clinic practice administrator; Saleh Adi, MD, director of the Madison Clinic; and Joanne Dang, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology administrator.



The faculty and staff of the Diabetes Center are united in our mission to improve the lives of diabetes patients and ultimately discover a cure for this disease. We congratulate the following faculty members for well-deserved recognition of their achievements and success in pushing the needle forward toward our shared goal.

  • Saleh Adi, MD, and his team in the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes were awarded the 2016 UCSF Health “Voice of the Patient” Pinnacle Award for consistently demonstrating UCSF’s core values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence in their clinical practice and through their interactions with others.
  • Jeff Bluestone, PhD, the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Metabolism and Endocrinology, has been featured in Thomson Reuters’ 2016 Citation Laureates. The annual study mines scientific research citations to identify the most influential researchers in chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, and economics. The annual Citation Laureates study has predicted 39 Nobel Prize winners since 2002.
  • Michael German, MD, the Justine K. Schreyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, was recently presented the Albert Renold Prize from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. This is the leading honor in the world for islet biology research.
  • Alexander Marson, MD, PhD, received a coveted career development award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). The BWF Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS) provides funding over five years to help physician-scientists transition into full-time careers as biomedical research scientists and tenured faculty members. Dr. Marson studies the molecular characterization of non-coding genetic variants that promote human autoimmunity. He was recently appointed to the Diabetes Center faculty.

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