CHARLES H. BEST LECTURESHIP AND AWARD
Endowed by Dr. John K. and Mary E. Davidson
The University of Toronto Charles H. Best Lectureship and Award, endowed by Dr. John K. and Mary E. Davidson, was established to honour Charles H. Best, a co-discoverer of insulin and Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto (1929-1965). It is intended to be the most prestigious International Award in the field of Diabetes given by the
(2001) Dr. Barbara Ellen Corkey, Director, Obesity Research Center, Boston Medical Center & Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine:
“Metabolic Regulation of Insulin Secretion"
(2003) Dr. Luciano Rossetti, Director,
“Hypothalamic sensing of nutrients and the regulation of hepatic glucose”
(2005) Dr. Barbara Kahn, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division,
"Intertissue communication revealsnovel mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in
obesity and type 2 diabetes"
(2009) Dr. Daniel J. Drucker, Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
"The future of incretin-based therapeutics"