Professor David Simmons, MA, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP, MD (Cantab) has a long history in the New Zealand diabetes scene, South Auckland in particular. Based in Sydney, Australia, he continues to be involved in research and practical interventions and treatments aimed at improving the lives and outcomes of people with or at risk of diabetes.
We congratulate David for receiving the 2020 Norbert Freinkel Award, given in memory of Norbert Freinkel, investigator and thought leader. Press release here. According to the American Diabetes Association website, "this award honors a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy". The Norbert Freinkel Award lecture was delivered on Saturday, June 13.