Boston Asian doctor named to board of American Diabetes Association
Submitted by the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to stop diabetes, announced Dr. George King of Dover, Mass., has been named a member of the board of directors for the association. As a board member, King is responsible for the oversight of the association’s key strategic objectives. Additionally, he will work closely with the association’s volunteers and staff on initiatives in support of the organization’s mission during his tenure.
King is senior vice president, chief scientific officer and head of the section on vascular cell biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His work focuses on finding the causes of diabetes complications, exploring insulin actions on blood vessels, discovering factors and new treatments for diabetes complications, and understanding the reasons for the high rate of diabetes in Asian Americans.
King has been actively involved with the American Diabetes Association for more than 30 years. On a national level, he has served as chair of the Council on Complications and held memberships on the Scientific Review Committee, Asian Pacific American Diabetes Action Council Advocacy Committee and the Scientific Program Committee for Scientific Sessions. He also served as associate editor for diabetes. Additionally, he is involved with the local New England office.
King received his doctor of medicine degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050, unless they take steps to stop diabetes.
For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800- 342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.
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