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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

NIDDK’s Gorden Honored

Dr. Phillip Gorden

Dr. Phillip Gorden

Dr. Phillip Gorden, NIDDK director emeritus, is the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s 2021 Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional accomplishments in the field of endocrinology.

Gorden, who served as NIDDK director from 1986 to 1999 and is now a section chief in the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch, has contributed significantly to research advances in diabetes and disorders of the insulin receptor and insulin resistance.

Under his leadership, NIDDK expanded its clinical research portfolio and led initiatives that have helped shape current practice. The award will be presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in March. 

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