2015 Award

Mr. Takashi Shoda, president of the Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation gave the opening address and presented the 2015 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research to Dr. Takashi Kadowaki, Professor and Chairman, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, on March 3, 2016 at a ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan.

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

Dr. Takashi Kadowaki at Award Ceremony, March 3, 2016 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki at Award Ceremony,
March 3, 2016 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo

Dr. Masato Kasuga, the chair of the Selection Committee presented the reason for bestowing the 2015 Prize to Dr. Takashi Kadowaki

Dr. Kadowaki’s award lecture was entitled
Dr. Kadowaki’s award lecture was entitled “Molecular Mechanism of Type 2 Diabetes: Perspectives from Insulin Receptor and Adiponectin Receptor Actions”
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki at Award lecture
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki at Award lecture
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki at Award lecture
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki with Selection Committee Members and his nominator
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki with Selection Committee Members and his nominator

Seated, left to right

Masato Kasuga
Chairman of the Selection Committee
National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Takashi Kadowaki
Winner of the prize
The University of Tokyo
Dr. (Mrs.) Hiroko Kadowaki
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
Graeme I. Bell
Member of the Selection Committee
University of Chicago
Masakazu Haneda
Member of the Selection Committee
Asahikawa Medical University
Domenico Accili
Nominator of the winner
Columbia University