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Dandona Receives Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence

Published December 23, 2010

Paresh Dandona, MD, UB Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, has been named the recipient of the 3rd Annual Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence.

UB President John B. Simpson will present the award to Dandona on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., in the Center for the Arts’ Screening Room on the UB North Campus.

Following the ceremony, Dandona will deliver a lecture titled “The Anti-Inflammatory, Cardio-protective and Possible Neuro-Protective Effects of Insulin.”

At the conclusion of the program, a reception will be held in the Center for the Arts’ atrium.

Dandona is the founder and director of the Diabetes–Endocrinology Center of Western New York at Kaleida Health. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the treatment of diabetes and vascular disease, and his center has achieved some of the finest standards for diabetic care anywhere.

In his lecture, Dandona will summarize his research leading to the discovery of insulin’s anti-inflammatory effect and will describe how this discovery has been extended into potential cardio-protective and neuro-protective effects of insulin in acute myocardial infarction and stroke. He also will review trials currently underway to translate these concepts into clinical practice.

The Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence was established to honor faculty members who have compiled distinguished records of teaching, mentorship, research, and public service.