2013 Award

Mr. Takashi Shoda, president of the Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation gave the opening address and presented the 2013 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research to Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman, Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA, on January 17, 2014, at a ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan.

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

Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman and Mr. Takashi Shoda
Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman and Mr. Takashi Shoda at
Award Ceremony, January 17, 2014 in Tokyo

Dr. Takashi Kadowaki, the chair of the Selection Committee presented the reasons for bestowing the 2013 Prize to Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman.

Dr. Spiegelman’s award lecture was entitled “Beige and Brown Fat: Basic Biology and a New Generation of Therapeutics”

Dr. Spiegelman’s award lecture was entitled “Beige and Brown Fat: Basic Biology and a New Generation of Therapeutics”
Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman at Award Ceremony
Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman at Award Ceremony
Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman with Selection Committee Members
Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman with Selection Committee Members

Seated, left to right

Takashi Kadowaki
Chairman of the Selection Committee
University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
Bruce M. Spiegelman
Winner of the prize
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA
Mrs. Susan M. Loffredo
Spouse of the prize winner
Takashi Shoda
President, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation

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
Masakazu Haneda
Member of the Selection Committee
Asahikawa Medical University