2012 Award

Mr. Takashi Shoda, president of the Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation gave the opening address and presented the 2012 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research to Dr. Graeme I. Bell, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics, the University of Chicago, USA, on February 5, 2013, at a ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Bell received a Certificate of Honor, US$150,000, and a Japanese objet d'art.

Dr. Graeme I. Bell and Mr. Takashi Shoda
Dr. Graeme I. Bell and Mr. Takashi Shoda at
Award Ceremony, February 5, 2013 in Tokyo

Dr. Takashi Kadowaki, the chair of the Selection Committee presented the reasons for bestowing the 2012 Prize to Dr. Graeme I. Bell.

Dr.Bell’s award lecture was entitled, “Diabetes: A Personal Journey from Genes to Genetics to Personalized Medicine”

Dr. Graeme I. Bell at Award Ceremony
Dr. Graeme I. Bell at Award Ceremony
Dr. Graeme I. Bell with Selection Committee Members
Dr. Graeme I. Bell with Selection Committee Members

Seated, left to right

Takashi Shoda
President, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation
Graeme Bell.
Winner of the prize
The University of Chicago, USA
Takashi Kadowaki
Chairman of the Selection Committee
University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine

Back row, left to right

Toshikazu Honda
Managing Director, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation
Carl Erik Mogensen
Member of the Selection Committee
Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Masato Kasuga
Member of the Selection Committee
National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Masakazu Haneda
Member of the Selection Committee
Asahikawa Medical University