2016 Award

Mr. Takashi Shoda, president of the Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation presented
the 2016 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research to Dr. Jeffery M.
Friedman, Professor of the Rockefeller University and the investigator of the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, at the ceremony held on March 2, 2017 in
Tokyo, Japan.

After Dr. Masato Kasuga, the chair of the Selection Committee of the prize
presented the reason for bestowing the 2016 Prize on Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman, he
received a Certificate of Honor, US$150,000, and a Japanese objet d'art.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman’s award lecture was entitled
Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman at Award Ceremony,March 2, 2017 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo
Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman at Award Ceremony,
March 2, 2017 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo
Dr. Friedman’s award lecture was entitled “Leptin and the Neural Circuit Regulating Body Weight and Glucose Metabolism”
Dr. Jeffrey Friedman at Award lecture
Dr. Jeffrey Friedman at Award lecture
Dr. Jeffrey Friedman at Award lecture
Dr. Jeffrey Friedman at Award lecture
Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman with Selection Committee Members
Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman with Selection Committee Members

Seated, left to right

Masato Kasuga
Chairman of the Selection Committee
National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Jeffrey M. Friedman
Winner of the prize
The Rockefeller University
Takashi Shoda
President, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation

Back row, left to right

Toshikazu Honda
Managing Director, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation

Hiroshi Yamamoto
Member of the Selection Committee
Kanazawa University
Daniel J. Drucker
Member of the Selection Committee
University of Toronto
Takashi Kadowaki
Member of the Selection Committee
The University of Tokyo
Toshihiko Yada
Member of the Selection Committee
Jichi Medical University