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The 2022 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, awarded by the American Diabetes Association, recognises extraordinary leaders in diabetes research, prevention, and treatment.

Frances Ashcroft headshotProfessor Dame Frances Ashcroft FRS FMedSci is the recipient of the 2022 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. This prestigious award recognises significant, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment, or prevention of diabetes. 

Professor Ashcroft helped define the field of ‘channelopathies’, establishing the role of the KATP channel in insulin secretion, exploring inwardly to the atomic level and outwardly to the mechanism of action of sulfonylurea medications and the etiology of KATP-related neonatal diabetes.

Professor Ashcroft impacted the understanding and treatment of neonatal diabetes allowing transition off insulin injection therapy and organizing the first meeting for families with neonatal diabetes to offer knowledge and community for these families. 

Professor Ashcroft is one of seven recipients of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 2022 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards. The ADA will recognise these world leading academics at the ADA’s 82nd Scientific Sessions June 3-7, 2022 in New Orleans, LA. It is the world’s largest scientific meeting focused on diabetes research, prevention, and care, with more than 12,000 leading physicians, scientists, and health care professionals from around the world expected to convene to unveil cutting-edge research, treatment recommendations, and advances toward a cure for diabetes. 

More information about the ADA Awards, Recipients and 82nd Scientific Sessions can be found on the American Diabetes Association website.

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