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Announcement — Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research

Hertzel C. Gerstein

Hertzel C. Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dated: July 4, 2006

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

It is my pleasure to announce the reappointment of Dr. Hertzel Gerstein as the Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research effective July 1, 2006.

Dr. Gerstein is an endocrinologist and professor in the Department of Medicine with an associate appointment in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  He is the director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at McMaster University and the director of the Diabetes Care and Research Program at Hamilton Health Sciences. 

Dr. Gerstein received a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Toronto (1981) and an MSc in Design, Measurement and Evaluation from McMaster University (1989).

Dr. Gerstein's research focuses on the relationship between dysglycemia, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the prevention and therapy of diabetes and its consequences.  His is currently joint principal investigator (PI) of the ACCORD study of cardiovascular prevention in type 2 diabetes, joint PI of the DREAM study of diabetes prevention in high risk individuals, and joint PI of the ORIGIN study of cardiovascular prevention in people with dysglycemia. Dr. Gerstein is also the director of Diabetes Hamilton - a novel public health program that facilitates diabetes self-management by affected individuals.

Dr. Gerstein has published more than 150 papers, editorials and commentaries, mainly on diabetes-related issues.  He is co-editor of the textbook Evidence-Based Diabetes Care, an associate editor for ACP Journal Club, a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, and past chair of the evidence-based committee for the CDA Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of diabetes in Canada. He has been recognized internationally and locally for his research, and is a past recipient of the Canadian Diabetes Association's Young Scientist Award and the Frederick G. Banting Award.

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