Prof. Stephen Twigg wins Sir Kempson Maddox Award

Friday, 17 November 2017

Every year since 1985, Diabetes NSW & ACT recognises a person who has made a significant contribution to the diabetes movement helping to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through the Sir Kempson Maddox Award.

The award which is Diabetes NSW & ACT most prestigious, honours the work of Sir John Kempson Maddox, an Australian Physician who pioneered diabetes treatment in the 1930s. Sir John set up one of the first cross disciplinary diabetes clinics at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and was founder of the Diabetes Association of Australia (NSW) now known as Diabetes NSW & ACT.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Stephen Twigg, Senior Endocrinologist, Clinical Academic and Head of the Department of Endocrinology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is this year’s recipient of the Sir Kempson Maddox Award.

When presenting the award on Monday 13 November, Sturt Eastwood, CEO Diabetes NSW & ACT said, “Throughout his distinguished career, Professor Twigg has shown an outstanding passion and commitment to helping those living with diabetes. As a physician, scientist and educator, his tireless efforts in patient care, transitional research and public health policy, have, and will continue to make a significant difference to the lives of those managing the daily challenges of diabetes.”

In accepting the award Professor Twigg said, “It is a great honour for me to accept this prestigious award. My aim is to improve health for people living with diabetes – both their quality and quantity of life! I do this through my teaching, patient clinics and translational research. I thank the Board of Diabetes NSW & ACT for this wonderful recognition of my work.

On behalf of the diabetes community we are proud to acknowledge Professor Twigg. He is a leader in his field whose tremendous efforts helping those with diabetes live their best lives.

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