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The American Diabetes Association (ADA; Alexandria, Virginia), reported that John Buse, MD, PhD, has been named president of medicine & science.

Buse has chaired several of ADA’s committees and task forces as well as served as the associate editor of ADA’s journals, Clinical Diabetes and Diabetes Care.

As an endocrinologist, Buse also serves as chief of the endocrinology division of the department of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC; Chapel Hill). In addition, he is an active clinician with a UNC-based diabetes practice in Chapel Hill.

Buse’s research efforts include serving as the vice-chair of National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) largest ever diabetes study called the ACCORD study. This clinical trial is aimed at determining optimal treatments for diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol in Type 2 diabetes. Buse also serves as a co-investigator in the NIH’s HEALTHY study, which seeks to demonstrate that changing the school environment can be a catalyst for diabetes prevention in middle school children.

The ADA, founded in 1940, is a voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy.

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